Cal Third After Opening Round of Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate

Oct. 18, 2002

STANFORD - No. 24 California is in third place with a score of 296 after the first of three rounds of the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate Friday. The Golden Bears were one of three teams to shoot under 300 at the par 72, 6218 yard Stanford Golf Course. No. 32 UCLA sits atop the leader board at 293, while No. 12 Washington is second at 295.

No. 2 Vanderbilit is in fourth (302) and host No. 42 Stanford and No. 20 Georgia are tied for fifth at 303. No. 1 Arizona finds itself tied with No. 11 New Mexico for seventh at 307.

Cal senior Vikki Laing shot a one-under 71 to grab a four-way share of first place in the individual competition. Laing has been playing outstanding golf for the Bears this fall, leading them at their first two tournaments with a second and seventh-place showing.

New Mexico State's Alena Sharp, Vanderbilt's Courtney Wood and Georgia's Kelly Froelich also carded opening rounds of 71.

Also in the Top 10 for the Bears is junior Anna Temple, who fired a one-over 73. However, her round doesn't count towards Cal's team score because she is competing as an individual.

Three Cal golfers - freshman Sophia Sheridan, senior Ria Quiazon and junior Claire Dury - all shot 75s to tie for 19th.

The second round tees off tomorrow at 8 a.m.

Women's GolfFirst of Three RoundsStanford Golf Course - par 72, 6218 yards

Team Scores (17 teams): 1. UCLA 293, 2. Washington 295, 3. California 296, 4. Vanderbilt 302, 5t. Stanford 303, 5t. Georgia 303, 7t. Arizona 307, 7t. New Mexico 307, 9. Oregon St. 308, 10. Tulsa 310, 11. San Jose St. 314, 12t. Oregon 319, 12t. Washington St. 319, 14. New Mexico St. 321, 15. Texas Tech 323, 16. Arizona St. 325, 17. Texas A&M 327.

Top Six Individual Scores:1t. Vikki Laing (California) 71, 1t. Alena Sharp (New Mexico St.) 71, 1t. Courtney Wood (Vanderbilt) 71, 1t. Kelly Froelich (Georgia) 71, 5t. Louise Friberg (Washington) 72, 5t. Yvonne Choe (UCLA) 72.

Other Cal Scores:7t. Anna Temple 73*, 19t. Sophia Sheridan 75, 19t. Ria Quiazon 75, 19t. Claire Dury 75, 36t. Sarah Huarte 78, 36t. Mika Takayama 78*.

* competed as an individual

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