No. 13 Cal in Seventh After First Round of Cal Guadalajara Invitational
March 6, 2006
GUADALAJARA, Mexico -
No. 13 California is in seventh place with a score of 301 after the opening round of the Cal Guadalajara Invitational Monday at the Guadalajara Country Club. No. 2 UCLA leads the 11-team Golden Bear-hosted tournament at three-over 291.
The top four teams are separated by only three strokes, as No. 5 USC is second at 292, followed by No. 1 Duke (293) and No. 8 Georgia (294). No. 3 Arizona State, which won its last two events, rounds out the top five at 297.
Washington's Paige Mackenzie paces the individual competition at three-under 69, including a 33 on the front nine, but the 25th-ranked Huskies are in ninth place as a team at 305. Mackenzie sank five birdies, which was one shy of the first-round birdie leaders, Mallory Hetzel (Georgia) and Elizabeth Janangelo (Duke). Duke's Anna Grzebien, USC's Irene Cho and Arizona's Lauren Espinosa are one shot off the pace with scores of 70.
Coming off a tie for 17th at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational, freshman Allison Goodman paces Cal in a tie for eighth in Mexico with a 73. She led all golfers with 17 pars today. Senior Sophia Sheridan, a product of Guadalajara, is tied for 22nd at 75.
Bears senior Sofie Andersson is tied for 30th at 76, and junior Mika Takayama is tied for 35th with the team's final counting score (77). All of Cal's golfers in the starting lineup carded scores better or equal to their back-nine totals on the front nine.
The second round tees off at the par-72, 6,529-yard course Tuesday at 8 a.m. CT.
Cal Guadalajara InvitationalGuadalajara Country ClubPar 72, 6,529 yardsFirst of Three Rounds
Team Scores (11): 1. UCLA 291, 2. USC 292, 3. Duke 293, 4. Georgia 294, 5. Arizona State 297, 6. Arizona 298, 7. California 301, 8. Ohio State 302, 9. Washington 305, 10. Stanford 308, 11. Texas 318.
Top 5 Individual Scores: 1. Paige Mackenzie, Washington, 69, 2t. Anna Grzebien, Duke, 70, 2t. Irene Cho, USC, 70, 2t. Lauren Espinosa, Arizona, 70, 5t. Tiffany Joh, UCLA, 72, 5t. Jane Park, UCLA, 72, 5t. Paola Moreno, USC, 72.
* playing as an individual