Strong Finish Lifts Bears Into Sixth Place In Fresno
FRESNO – The Cal women's golf team had four golfers shoot par or better in the final round of the Fresno State Classic on Tuesday, helping the Bears finish in sixth place in the 15-team field.
Sophomore Mika Jin shot 1-under par over the final 18 holes while seniors Katherine Zhu and Elena Arias as well as sophomore Cristina Ochoa each shot even-par. The Bears' team score of 1-under par was the third-best in the final round.
Zhu improved her score by one stroke with each round during the tournament and finished in a tie for 11th place out of 87 golfers at 3-over par. Arias shared 14th place at 5-over par. Only four golfers broke par for the tournament.
After carding a 79 in the first round, Ochoa was even in each of the final two rounds and finished at 7-under and tied for 25th. Ochoa has now shot par or better in six of her past 12 rounds dating back to the Gunrock Invitational earlier this month. Arias has been even or better in five of her past nine rounds.
Hawai'I won the tournament at 1-over par. The Bears finished just five strokes behind runner-up UC Irvine.
After competing in tournaments in four consecutive weeks, Cal will get next week off before playing in the Silverado Showdown on April 4-6 in Napa. That will be the final event of the regular season. The Pac-12 Championships are set for April 18-20 in Eugene.