No. 21 Cal Competes at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge

Feb. 13, 2006

BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 21 California women's golf team begins the spring season at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge Feb. 13-15 in Palos Verdes, Calif. The three-day event will be held on the par- 71 Palos Verdes Golf Club (5,912 yds.). First and second-round action starts Monday and Tuesday, respectively, at 9 a.m. PT. The final round begins Wednesday with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. PT. Live scoring will be available at

The 15-team field includes 13 teams, which are ranked in the top 25 nationally. Of these, five are in the top 10. The complete field features: No. 9 Arizona State, No. 18 Arizona, No. 25 Florida, No. 23 New Mexico, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 33 Oklahoma State, No. 5 Pepperdine, No. 16 Stanford, No. 21 California, No. 2 UCLA, No. 8 USC, No. 15 Washington, No. 27 Tulane, No. 7 Arkansas and No. 11 Wake Forest.

Ohio State has served as host of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge since 1996. The last time Cal competed at the tournament it placed ninth out of 15 teams in 2004. The Bears carded a 54-hole score of 924 (+72), and Claire Dury led the way for Cal in a tie for 11th (+11, 224).

At this year's tournament, Cal's lineup features, in order (scoring average this season): sophomore Enu Chung (76.2), junior Mika Takayama (76.3), freshman Allison Goodman (77.8), senior Sofie Andersson (73.8) and senior Sophia Sheridan (77.0). Freshman Shannon Yocum is competing as an individual (79.2).

Andersson enters the spring as Cal's highest ranked player at No. 27. She led the Bears in three of four fall tournaments and looks to claim her third consecutive All-America honor this season. Sheridan, who is in search of her second All-America citation, is coming off a win at the Mexican Amateur in January.

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