Women's Golf Opens Season at NCAA Fall Preview

Sept. 20, 2001


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Coming off its first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championship last spring, the Cal women's golf team begins its 2001 fall schedule, Mon.-Wed., Sept. 24-26, at the NCAA Fall Preview. The tournament, which is hosted by the University of Washington, is staged at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash., the site of the the 2002 NCAA Championship, May 21-24. Tee times for the Fall Preview begin at 8:30 a.m. each day. A practice round takes place at 9 a.m. on Sept. 23. The par-72 Washington National course will play at 6,250 yards for the event.

The 24-team field includes 18 of the teams that finished in the top 20 at last year's NCAA Championship. Headlining the tournament is defending national champion Georgia. In addition to the Bulldogs, the field includes (NCAA finish): Arizona (8th), Arizona State (18th), Auburn (4th), California (19th), Duke (2nd), Louisiana State (12th), Michigan State (12th), New Mexico State (11th), Ohio State (22nd), Oklahoma State (5th), Oregon (did not compete), Oregon State (DNC), Pepperdine (14th), Purdue (20th), Stanford (9th), Tennessee (DNC), Texas (3rd), Texas Christian (DNC), Tulsa (10th), UCLA (5th), Southern California (7th), Washington (16th) and Washington State (DNC).

Cal's lineup for its season opener features five returners from last season, including four which competed at last year's NCAA Championship.

Player	          YR 00-01 RNDS	STROKES	AVG	LOW	TOP FINISH1. Vikki Laing*	  Jr.	30	2281	76.0!	72	T1st2. Ria Quiazon*	  Jr.	33 	2556	77.5	73	T3rd3. Sarah Huarte*  So.	33	2535	76.8	69	6th4. Anne Walker*	  Sr.	33	2620	79.4	70	T2nd5. Amber Reilly	  Jr.	17	1365	80.3	73	T8th* represented Cal at the 2001 NCAA Championship	            ! school record

Cal returns six golfers from last year's team, including four of the five which represented the Bears in the school's first-ever appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2001. The Bears welcome two transfers to this year's team - Anna Temple and Rosalyn Chung. Temple, a sophomore who hails from Berkeley, transferred to Cal from Wisconsin where she was a regular competitor as a freshman. Chung, a junior, transferred to Cal from Mt. SAC, which won the 1999 and 2000 California Junior College Championship.

Cal finished 19th in its first appearance at the NCAA Championship in 2001. The Bears carded a 72-round score of 1234. An honorable mention All-Pac-10 pick, sophomore Vikki Laing was Cal's top performer (T44th, 303). Freshman Sarah Huarte also earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors in helping lead the Bears to a sixth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championship with school record scores for 18 (288), 36 (590) and 54 (891) holes. Cal coach Nancy McDaniel was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

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