No. 9 Cal Vaults to First at PING/ASU Invite

April 5, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - No. 9 California came from six strokes back after the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational to grab a four-stroke lead Saturday with the final round of play set for Sunday at Karsten Golf Course.

The Golden Bears, which were in third after the first day, shot a second-round low 293, tying the school record for 36 holes at 581. At the Kent Youel Invitational in October, the Bears also carded a 581 and went on to win the tournament with a school-best 870. Cal has already posted a school record four tournament titles this season.

No. 4 Texas is in second at 585 and No. 16 UCLA, the first-round leader, dropped to third at 586. No. 5 USC and No. 6 Arizona round out the Top 5 at 592 and 594, respectively.

Individually, Sarah Huarte also put her mark on the record books. The junior shot another round of 70 today and finds herself in second place with a Cal 36-hole record of 140. Huarte is three shots back of UCLA's Charlotte Mayorkas, who has led the tournament from start to finish. In February, Huarte claimed the Bay Area Classic individual crown.

Cal senior Vikki Laing is not far behind Huarte in fifth at 144. Senior Ria Quiazon and freshman Sophia Sheridan are tied for 17th at 149.

The final round tees off tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. with a shot gun start.

Women's GolfPING/ASU InvitationalKarsten Golf Course (par 72, 6143 yards)Second of Three Rounds

Team Results:
1. California 581 (288-293) , 2. Texas 585, 3. UCLA 586, 4. USC 592, 5. Arizona 594, 6t. New Mexico 601, 6t. New Mexico State 601, 8. TCU 603, 9. Arizona State 604, 10. Stanford 609, 11. Oregon State 610, 12. Tulsa 612, 13. San Jose State 614, 14. Washington 615, 15. Oregon 620, 16. Northern Arizona 644.

Top Five Individual Results:
1. Charlotte Mayorkas (UCLA) 137, 2. Sarah Huarte 140 (70-70), 3t. Louise Friberg (Washington) 143, 3t. Jessica Reese (Texas) 143, 5. Vikki Laing 144 (72-72).

Other Cal Scores:
17t. Ria Quiazon 149 (74-75), 17t. Sophia Sheridan 149 (73-76), 39t. Anna Temple 152 (73-79)*, 43t. Claire Dury 153 (73-80).

* competing as an individual

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