Bears Finish Fourth At Molly Collegiate Invitational
SEASIDE – The Cal women's golf team placed two players in the top-10 and another in the top-20, contributing to a fourth-place team finish at the Molly Collegiate Invitational at Bayonet & Black Horse.
Sophomore Mika Jin shot 1-over 217 to finish in fourth place while senior Katherine Zhu placed seventh at 4-over par. Junior Jasmine Lew finished in a tie for 16th at 9-over par.
"When you start to see your players finishing higher, that really gives them the confidence that they can play with some of the best players in the country, if not the world," Cal head coach Nancy McDaniel said. "It gives you a good reminder that you are moving in the right direction."
It marked the highest finish in Jin's career. She shot a career-best 3-under par 69 in the second round to move to even-par before carding a 1-over on Tuesday. Jin's previous best finish was a tie for 19th at last spring's Gunrock Invitational.
Senior Eun Soo Jeon shot a career-best 3-under 69 in Tuesday's final round. The Bears' shot 1-over as a team in the final round, and the fourth-place finish is their best in two seasons.
"To bring it together like that and have it be in the final round, that feels good," McDaniel said. "It gives us motivation and inspires us to keep on track."
Team scores were high on the windy, 6,131-yard course that lies along the Monterey Bay. Fifth-ranked Stanford won the tournament at 14-over par.
Cal returns to competition Oct. 15-17 at the Stanford Intercollegiate.