October 9, 1998
THIS WEEK: Oct. 12-13 at Northwest Invitational Corvalis, OR
LAST MEET: Sept. 14-15 at BYU Invitational 1st/14 teams/896
BEARS TRAVEL TO NORTHWEST INVITATIONAL: The California women's golf team after a month hiatus is back in action at the 13-team Northwest Invitational, Oct. 12-13, in Corvallis, Ore. The 54-hole event begins Monday with 36 holes, followed by 18 Tuesday. The Trysting Tree Golf Club will play host to the event. Trysting Tree is a 6,009-yard par 72 course.
TOURNAMENT FIELD: This marks the Bears first test against ranked competition as they face No. 12 Oregon and No. 25 Washington. Rounding out the field is BYU, Hawaii, Idaho, Long Beach State, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Portland, San Diego State, San Francisco and Washington State.
CAL'S LINE-UP: Cal's line-up for the tournament is the same five that won the BYU Invite: freshman Anne Walker, senior Eden Anderson, sophomore Cheryl Lala, junior Lisa Yamane and junior Nicole Bolter. Freshman Amber Reilly competes as an individual making her first collegiate start.
LAST YEAR AT THIS EVENT: At the 1997 Northwest Invitational, Cal finished fifth out of 14 teams with a 54-hole score of 968, while Oregon State won the tournament at 922. Individually, sophomore Cheryl Lala led the Bears finishing 10th at 238, 11 shots behind OSU's Kathleen Takaishi, who won the event at 227.
BEARS CLAIM BYU INVITE: Cal claimed its first major tournament in school history firing a score of 896 at the 14-team BYU Invitational. The Golden Bears led wire-to-wire surpassing the school-record 54-holes mark of 906 set last week at the Ram Fall Classic. Walker took medalist honors with a Cal record one-over-par 217 joining Yamane - winner of the three-team Blue Rock Springs Invitational, Sept. 28-29, 1997 -- as the only Cal women's golfers to win a tournament. Colorado finished the tournament 14 strokes behind Cal at 910 while Pepperdine (913), Texas El Paso (919) and Weber State (942) rounded out the Top 5.
RECORDS SET DURING 1998 FALL SEASON:
Best team finish at major tournament (over 3 teams): 1st (14 teams) BYU Invite
Team record for 18 holes: 295 (1st round) Ram Fall Classic 295 (2nd round) BYU Invite
Team record for 36 holes: 597 (1st two rounds) BYU Classic
Team record for 54 holes: 896 BYU Invite
Best indiv. finish at major tournament (over 3 teams): Anne Walker 1st (78 golfers) BYU Invite
Individual record for 18 holes: Anne Walker 70 (1st round) Ram Fall Classic
Individual record for 36 holes: Anne Walker 146 (74-72) BYU Invite
Individual record for 54 holes: Anne Walker 217 (74-72-71) BYU Invite
HEAD COACH: Nancy McDaniel is in her fourth season as head coach of the Bears. One of the most successful golfers ever to compete at the University of Washington, McDaniel served as team captain as a senior and earned one All-America and two Pac-10 All-Star team selections. A 1988 graduate of the Washington with a degree in public relations, McDaniel is a former professional player on the European, Ladies Asian and Players West Golf Tours.