Cal Sends Three to World Amateur Team Championships

Nov. 18, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - California women's golf was well represented at the World Amateur Team Championships Oct. 20-23 at the Rio Mar Country Club in Puerto Rico.

Senior Claire Dury competed for New Zealand, and junior Sofie Andersson played for Sweden, while former Golden Bear golfer, Sarah Huarte - the 2004 NCAA champion, represented the United States.

The trio from Sweden won the team title with a 72-hole score of 567. Andersson posted rounds of 77, 72, 71 and 79 (299, T31st) on the par-72 courses. She equaled Karin Sjodin, the 2004 NCAA runner-up, for her team's best score in the third round.

The U.S. team tied for second with Canada at 570. Huarte tied for 23rd at 296 with rounds of 70, 79, 76 and 71.

New Zealand tied for ninth for its best-ever finish at 589, with Dury contributing scores of 77, 75, 71 and 71 to tie for 19th at 294. She fired her country's best rounds on the final two days of the competition.