No. 26 Women's Golf Tied for 14th After Second Round of NCAA Championship

May 23, 2001

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - No. 26 California is in a tie for 14th place (610) with Michigan State after the second round Wednesday of the NCAA Championship at the par 72, 6106 El Campeon Golf Course. After carding a 302 Tuesday, the Golden Bears followed that up with a 308 Wednesday to fall slightly from a tie for 11th after the opening round.

The Bears are making their first appearance in school history at the NCAA Championship.

Top-ranked Duke, which was tied for seventh after the opening round, shot a 293 in round two to move into a first-place tie with first-day leader Oklahoma State (592). Georgia is one stroke back at 593, while Auburn and UCLA are tied for fourth at 594 in the 24-team tournament.

UCLA's Laura Moffat maintained her first-day lead in the individual race by shooting another round of 69 for a six-under-par 138. Auburn's Celeste Troche is in second with a four-under-par 140 after tallying a tournament-low round of 68 Wednesday.

Sophomore Vikki Laing is Cal's top performer so far, as she is tied for 20th after firing back-to-back rounds of 74 for a two-day score of 148. She finished Wednesday's round strong, carding a one-under-par over the final five holes.

Cal senior Cheryl Lala struggled after shooting a 72 in the first round, dropping to a tie for 40th after posting a 79 in the second round. She has the second-best two-day score for the Bears.

The third of four rounds tees off Thursday beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET.

NCAA Women's Golf ChampionshipEl Campeon Course, Par 72, 6106 yardsHowey-In-The-Hills, FL2nd of four rounds

Team Scores (24 teams): 1t. Duke 592, 1t. Oklahoma State 592, 3. Georgia 593, 4t. UCLA 594, 4t. Auburn 594, 6. Texas 597, 7. Tulsa 598, 8. New Mexico State 599, 9. Stanford 601, 10t. Arizona 603, 10t. USC 603, 12. Pepperdine 605, 13. LSU 607, 14t. California 302-308-610, 14t. Michigan State 610, 16. Kent State 613, 17t. Purdue 614, 17t. Arizona State 614, 19. San Jose State 615, 20. Washington 620, 21t. New Mexico 624, 21t. Ohio State 624, 23. South Florida 628, 24. South Carolina 631.

Top Individual Scores: 1. Laura Moffat (UCLA) 138, 2. Celeste Troche (Auburn) 140, 3t. Katy Harris (LSU) 142, 3t. Lindsey Wright (Pepperdine) 142.

Cal Scores: 20t. Vikki Laing 74-74-144, 40t. Cheryl Lala 72-79-151, 58t. Sarah Huarte 76-77-153, 87t. Ria Quiazon 80-78-158, 114t. Anne Walker 83-83-166.

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