Oct. 27, 2003
BERKELEY, Calif. -
CAL TRAVELS TO HOOTERS COLLEGIATE MATCH PLAY: No. 5 California wraps up its 2003 fall schedule at the inaugural women's Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship Sunday-Tuesday, Nov. 2-4 at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Invitations to the 16-team modified double-elimination event were based on the 2003 NCAA Championships finish. Five golfers represent a team in each head-to-head competition. The No. 1 golfer battles the other team's No. 1, No. 2 faces No. 2, No. 3 duels with No. 3, etc. A golfer can win a point for her team by winning the majority of the 18 holes. Half points will be awarded. Three points wins a match with the tie breaker being total number of holes won by each team. The winner of the tournament will have won four consecutive matches.
A LOOK AT THE FIELD AND FORMAT: Top-seeded Duke will face No. 16 seed Purdue in the first round. The winner of the Duke-Purdue match will advance to meet the winner of eighth-seeded Florida against ninth-seeded Ohio State. The opening round also features three matchups of conference rivals, including two from the Pac-10, when third-seeded Arizona faces No. 14 Stanford, seventh-seeded Cal meets No. 10 USC and fifth-seeded Oklahoma State battles No. 12 Texas. In other first-round action, second-seeded Auburn will take on No. 15 Arizona State, fourth-seeded UCLA duels No. 13 North Carolina and sixth-seeded Georgia faces No. 11 Pepperdine. Cal's second match will be vs. the winner or the loser of Auburn vs. Arizona.
BEARS' MATCH PLAY ROSTER:
Cal will travel six golfers, five of whom are ranked in the Top 85 by Golfweek, to the Match Play Championship. There is no preset lineup.
Player YR 03-04 RNDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP FINISH Nat'l Rank Sarah Huarte Sr. 9 661 73.4 70 T2nd 19 Anna Temple Sr. 9 669 74.3 70 T4th 40 Sophia Sheridan So. 9 673 74.8 70 6th 57 Claire Dury Sr. 9 679 75.4 71 T8th 84 Sofie Andersson So. 9 682 75.8 69 T7th 43 Danielle Nash Fr. 3 227 75.7 72 T51st 155BEARS SET RECORDS AT STANFORD: Despite shooting school records for 36 (577) and 54 (869) holes, Cal finished fourth at the 18-team Stanford Intercollegiate Oct. 17-19. No. 1 Duke claimed top honors with an 845. The Bears' previous records for 36 (581) and 54 (870) holes propelled them to the team title at the 2002 Kent Youel Invitational. Cal senior Sarah Huarte carded a school-record 212 for 54 holes to place fifth at Stanford. She broke the record of 213 she previously set taking second at the 2003 PING/ASU Invitational.
HUARTE NAMED PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN: After earning honorable mention All-America honors from the NGCA last season, Huarte has been tabbed a second team preseason All-American by Golfweek. Huarte has the team's 2003 best stroke average at 73.4, which is on pace to break Vikki Laing's 2002 Cal record of 74.3.
TEMPLE TERRIFIC IN 2003: After filling mainly the No. 6 role at Cal over the last two seasons, senior Anna Temple has clearly stepped up her game this year. The Berkeley, Calif., native is second on the team with a 74.3 stroke average, placing fifth at The Topy Cup and tying for fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, which she led by two strokes heading into the final round. She also has posted career bests for 18 (70), 36 (142) and 54 (222) holes in 2003. Temple was ranked as high as No. 18 by Golfweek this season.