Busy Bears Ready To Compete At Meadow Club
The Cal women's golf team continues its busy spring this week when it competes at the Juli Inkster at Meadow Club Invitational on Monday and Tuesday in nearby Fairfax.
The Bears, who are in the middle of a stretch in which they play tournaments in four consecutive weeks, are part of a 13-team field that will play 54 holes on the par-72, 6,157-yard course. The first 36 holes are Monday with the final round taking place Tuesday.
Cal stood in fourth place after the first two rounds of last week's Gunrock Invitational before finishing in eighth, and head coach Nancy McDaniel said the Bears are eager to get back on the course again.
"We were disappointed in our last round last week," she said. "Everybody is really hungry to get back on the course. The quick turnaround is kind of nice."
Sophomore Mika Jin enters the tournament as Cal's top qualifier after a career-best performance last week. Jin, the Bears' top scorer during the fall season, made her spring debut at the Gunrock Invitational and finished in a tie for seventh place at 5-under par. Her second-round 67 was the best by a Cal golfer in three seasons.
The Bears have enjoyed success at Meadow Club recently, with two top-4 finishes in the past three seasons.
"We're familiar with the fact that the greens are large and fast there," McDaniel said. "We know that going in, and that's a main focus. It's a good feeling because we've played there before. It's a quality golf course."
1. Mika Jin
2. Cristina Ochoa
3. Kristine Tran
4. Eun Soo Jeon
5. Elena Arias
Individuals: Jieming Yang, Tzu-Yi Chang