Bears Place 10th At Dick McGuire Invitational
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Cal women's golf team completed its season-opening tournament by finishing in 10th place out of 16 teams at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational on Tuesday at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course.
Freshman Jieming Yang shot a 1-under par 71 in the third and final round to finish at 4-over for the tournament, tying with senior Katherine Zhu as the Bears' top finishers. The duo ended up tied for 26th overall.
"Overall, I don't think we are satisfied by any means," Cal head coach Nancy McDaniel said. "I think we saw little snapshots of what we are shooting for, but we just didn't get on a roll like some other teams did."
Sophomore Mika Jin began the day at 1-over and tied for 21st place but carded a 5-over par 77 in the final round and finished at +6 and tied for 36th.
Senior Eun Soo Jeon also shot a 1-under 71 on Tuesday to finish at 10-over par. Junior Tzu-Yi Chang, who entered the tournament as the Bears' top qualifier, was forced to withdraw with a leg injury after eight holes.
"You look at our score and you think we are far off, but when you go through the round and think about a few shots here, a few shots there, we're not very far from fifth," McDaniel said. "Then suddenly, you're not that far from the top."
The Bears now return home and begin preparations to host the Molly Collegiate Invitational, which will take place Sept. 27-28 at Bayonet and Black Horse in Seaside.