No. 21 Cal Travels to Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 2, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - No. 21 California returns to action at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Monday-Wednesday, Oct. 4-6 in Sammamish, Wash. The 54-hole tournament is staged at the Sahalee Golf and Country Club, site of the 1998 and 2002 NEC World Golf Championship and 2010 PGA Championship. Par is 72, and the yardage for the tournament is 6,192. Tee times start at 9 a.m. Monday, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The 14-team field includes six teams ranked in the Top 25 by Golfweek -- No. 2 Washington, No. 8 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Pepperdine, No. 20 Stanford, No. 21 California and No. 22 BYU -- as well as Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, San Francisco, USC, Stirling (Scotland), UNLV and Washington State.

Cal finished second at the 2003 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a score of plus-35 899, three shots behind Arizona. Anna Temple was the Golden Bears' top finisher, tying for fourth at six-over 222. Sofie Andersson, who is in the lineup again this season for Cal, tied for seventh at 223.

Cal's lineup for this year's Washington tournament is as follows:

1. Sofie Andersson, Junior2. Claire Dury, Senior3. Sophia Sheridan, Junior4. Danielle Nash, Sophomore5. Jen Sanders, Freshman

Cal opened the 2004-05 season at the Fall Preview Sept. 20-22, placing 12th among the 21 teams. The Bears shot a 54-hole score of 894 (+30). No. 1 Duke posted an 858 to hold off Washington by six shots (864).

Andersson led the Bears by tying for 21st at 218, 12 shots off the lead. Claire Dury tied for 35th at 222 on the strength of opening rounds of 73 and 69. Sheridan had a rocky opening round (78) but concluded the tournament with scores of 72 and 73 to tie for 40th (223). Nash fired her best score of 77 in the third round, placing 92nd at 237. Sanders carded a 74 in her first collegiate round but struggled on days two and three, finishing 96th (239).

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