No. 11 Cal Holds 15-Stroke Lead at Kent Youel Invitational

Oct. 30, 2002

KAPOLEI, Hawaii - The No. 11 California women's golf team shot a school record 581 for 36 holes yesterday to hold a 15-stroke lead over UCLA with one round remaining today at the Kent Youel Invitational at Kapolei Golf Course.

The Bears shot a 285 in the morning round (school record is 284) and 296 in the afternoon. The previous Cal record for 36 holes of 582 was shot in February of 2002 at the Bay Area Classic.

Rounding out the top five at the 17-team tournament, which was formerly known as the Rainbow Wahine Fall Classic, were Stanford (599), BYU (605) and No. 7 New Mexico (606). The Lobos are the defending tournament champion.

Bear freshman Sophia Sheridan holds a one-stroke lead with one round to play. The Guadalajara, Mexico product fired a 143 (72-71), just ahead of Stanford's Kim Rowton's 144.

Also in the Top 10 for Cal was senior Ria Quiazon in sixth at 146, junior Claire Dury in a tie for seventh at 147 and freshman Mika Takayama in a tie for 10th at 148. Senior Vikki Laing, who was competing in the Bears' No. 1 spot, was tied for 23rd at 152.

'We had a really solid day,' said Cal head coach Nancy McDaniel. 'I'm really proud of my freshmen for hanging in there in the afternoon round and shooting a combined two-under par under windy conditions.'

Final tournament results will be available later today.

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