Laing Fires School Record to Lead Cal to Fifth at ASU Invitational
April 7, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. - Junior Vikki Laing fired a school-record two-under-par 214 to lead 20th-ranked California to a fifth-place finish at the highly-competitive PING/ASU Invitational Sunday at Karsten Golf Course. The Golden Bears carded a 293 in the final round to finish with a three-day score of 890. Third-ranked Tulsa took top honors after carding a tournament low 286 to finish at seven-over 871.
Rounding out the top five in the 15-team event were host No. 11 Arizona State (877), No. 8 Arizona (881) and No. 18 UCLA (883). The Bears finished ahead of several teams ranked ahead of them - No. 4 Texas, No. 14 USC and No. 16 Washington.
Laing, who shot a 70 today, placed fourth in the individual race by breaking teammates Anne Walker and Sarah Huarte's previous 54-hole record by one stroke. Also in the top 15 for Cal was junior Ria Quiazon, who tied for 13th with a 221.
Arizona's Lorena Ochoa, the nation's No. 1 golfer, claimed medalist honors with a nine-under 207, four shots better than the second-place golfer, Arizona State's Jimin Kang.
Cal's final tune-up for the Pac-10 Championships is April 13-14 at the Peg Barnard Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course.
Women's GolfPING/ASU INVITATIONALFINALKarsten Golf Course - par 72, 6122 yards
Team Scores (15 teams):
1. Tulsa 871, 2. Arizona State 877, 3. Arizona 881, 4. UCLA 883, 5. California 890 (204-303-293), 6. Stanford 893, 7. Texas 894, 8. USC 897, 9. TCU 898, 10. New Mexico 905, 11t. Washington 907, 11t. San Jose State 907, 13. Oregon State 922, 14. Oregon 927, 15. New Mexico State 931.
Top Five Individuals:
1t. Lorena Ochoa (Arizona) 207, 2. Jimin Kang (ASU) 211, 3. Stacy Prammanasuh (Tulsa) 212, 4. Vikki Laing (Cal) 214 (70-74-70), 5. Kim Rowton (Stanford) 216.
* competing as an individual
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