Cal Third After Round One of Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 7, 2002

TACOMA, Wash. - The California women's golf team is off to a strong start at the 21st-annual Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Monday at Tacoma Golf and Country Club. The Golden Bears are in third out of 11 teams with a score of 299, seven strokes behind first-round leader USC (292) and three behind tournament-host Washington (296).

USC's Becky Lucidi blew away the field with an opening round of 65 to sit six strokes ahead of Pepperdine's Katherine Hull, Oregon's Therese Wenslow and Oregon State's Leah Whiting.

Freshman Miki Takayama from Alameda leads Cal in a tie for seventh after matching her collegiate low round of 73. Senior Vikki Laing and junior Sarah Huarte are tied for 11th with scores of 74. Junior Anna Temple, a Berkeley product, rounded out the Bears scoring with a 78 to tie for 33rd.

After tying for 10th at the Oregon State Invitational, Cal junior Claire Dury got off to a slow start in Washington, tying for 47th with an 81. Freshman Sophia Sheridan, who is competing as an individual, fired a 79 in her first collegiate round to tie for 36th.

The second of three rounds tees off tomorrow at 9 a.m. PT.

Women's GolfFirst of Three RoundsTacoma Golf and Country Club - par 73, 6102 yards

Team Scores (11 teams):
1. USC 292, 2. Washington 296, 3. California 299, 4. BYU 300, 5. Pepperdine 300, 6. Oregon State 301, 7. UCLA 303, 8. Stanford 307, 9. Oregon 312, 10. San Francisco 314, 11. Long Beach State 315.

Top Five Individual Scores:
1. Becky Lucidi (USC) 65, 2t. Katherine Hull (Pepperdine) 71, 2t. Therese Wenslow (Oregon) 71, 2t. Leah Whiting (Oregon State) 71, 5t. Paige Mackenzie (Washington), 5t. Charlotte Mayorkas (UCLA) 72.

Cal Scores:
7t. Mika Takayama 73, 11t. Sarah Huarte 74, 11t. Vikki Laing 74, 33t. Anna Temple 78, 36t. Sophia Sheridan 79*, 47t. Claire Dury 81.

* competed as an individual

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