No. 24 Cal Claims Stanford Pespi Intercollegiate By Two Strokes
Oct. 20, 2002
STANFORD - No. 24 California shot an 885 to win the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate by two strokes over No. 2 Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon at the Stanford Golf Course. The victory is the Golden Bears' second of the 2002 fall season and ninth in the program's eight-year history.
This is arguably Cal's most impressive result ever as nine of the Pac-10 teams were among the participants, including top-ranked Arizona and, from the SEC, the second-ranked Commodores.
After starting the tournament in third after the first of three rounds, Cal climbed to second after the second round and clinched the title with a round of 294 today. The Bears were the only team to shoot three rounds under 300 (296 and 295 were the others).
Rounding out the Top 5 were No. 12 Washington (890), which started the day in first but shot a third round of 301, New Mexico (896) and top-ranked Arizona (900).
Arizona's Erica Blasberg took top individual honors with a 211, five strokes ahead of New Mexico State's Alena Sharp (216). Cal senior Vikki Laing placed third with a score of 219 after carding a 76 in the final round. This is Laing's third Top 7 finish this fall.
Cal senior Ria Quiazon vaulted from a tie for 16th to a tie for fourth after firing a team tournament-low round of 70 today to finish with a score of 220.
Freshman Mika Takayama, and junior Claire Dury also posted Top 20 showings, tying for 16th (224) and 17th (225), respectively.
The Bears wrap up the fall campaign at the Rainbow Wahine Classic, Oct. 29-30.
Women's GolfFINAL OF 54 HOLESStanford Golf Course - par 72, 6218 yards
Team Scores (17 teams):
1. California 885 (296-295-294), 2. Vanderbilt 887, 3. Washington 890, 4. New Mexico 896, 5. Arizona 900, 6. UCLA 901, 7. Georgia 903, 8. Tulsa 911, 9. Stanford 914, 10. New Mexico State 928, 11. Oregon State 935, 12. Arizona State 939, 13t. Texas Tech 953, 13t. Texas A&M 953, 15. Washington State 956, 16. San Jose State 959, 17. Oregon 963.
Top 9 Individual Scores:
1. Erica Blasberg (Arizona) 211, 2. Alena Sharp (New Mexico State) 216, 3. Vikki Laing (Cal) 219 (71-72-76), 4t. Ria Quiazon (Cal) 220 (75-75-70) plus five others tied for 4th.
* competed as an individual