No. 24 Bears Travel to Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate

Oct. 17, 2002

BERKELEY - Coming off a first and fourth place finish this fall, the No. 24 California women's golf team travels to the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate, Fri.-Sun., Oct. 18-20 at the Stanford Golf Course (5,903, par 73). The 2002 tournament marks the 39th year of the event.

The 18-team tournament features seven of the Top 20 teams in the country and all 10 Pac-10 teams. The complete field includes No. 1 Arizona, No. 2 Vanderbilt, No. 9 USC, No. 11 New Mexico, No. 12 Washington, No. 16 New Mexico State, No. 20 Georgia, No. 24 California, No. 28 Tulsa, No. 32 UCLA, No. 42 Stanford, No. 44 San Jose State, No. 45 Oregon State, No. 50 Arizona State, Oregon, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Washington State.

The teams will play 18 holes each day with tee times at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday from the first and 10th tees. Sunday will kick off with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Cal's lineup this week features (in order): senior Vikki Laing (73.3 avg this fall), junior Sarah Huarte (75.0), freshman Sophia Sheridan (77.7), senior Ria Quiazon (76.7) and junior Claire Dury (76.3). Freshman Mika Takayama (75.0) and junior Anna Temple (76.5) will compete as individuals. Quiazon returns to the lineup after missing the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational while she competed for the Philippines at the Asian Games in South Korea. Her four-player team placed fifth overall at the event.

Tulsa took top honors at last year's Stanford Intercollegiate for the second consecutive year, carding a three-day total of nine-under par 855 - a new course team record for 54 holes. Individual honors last year went to Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh, who fired a course record 13-under par 203. Cal played three rounds under 300 to finish in seventh with an 890. Laing was the Bears' top golfer, tying for ninth with a 216.

Cal began the 2002 fall season by three-peating at the Oregon State Invitational (Sept. 16-17) and with a fourth-place showing at last week's Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. In the last two seasons, Cal has recorded 10 Top 5 tournament finishes. Laing led the Bears at each competition, tying for second and seventh, respectively.

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