April 3, 2004
TEMPE, Ariz. - No. 5 California is in fourth place with a score of 592 after two rounds of the PING/ASU Invitational at Karsten Golf Course. The Golden Bears, who are the defending champions, trail No. 2 UCLA (579), No. 9 USC (582) and No. 6 New Mexico (588) heading into tomorrow's final round which tees off at 7:30 a.m. PT.
Cal shot a 297 to tie for first after the first round which wrapped up this afternoon due to yesterday's rain. The Bears fired a 295 in the second round. Only eight strokes separates third through ninth place at the 17-team tournament.
Sophomore Sophia Sheridan and senior Sarah Huarte have performed the best for the Bears through two days of competition. After grabbing second last week at the Longhorn Invitational, Sheridan is seventh with a 36-hole score of even-par 144 (73-71). Huarte is tied for eighth at 145 (73-72).
Cal sophomore Sofie Andersson was tied for 14th with a first-round score of 74 but dropped to a tie for 37th at 151 following a 77 in the afternoon. Seniors Anna Temple and Claire Dury are tied for 55th (154) and tied for 63rd place (155), respectively.
Washington's Paige Mackenzie sits atop the leader board at minus-two 140, one shot ahead of Pepperdine's Carolina Llano and two shots ahead of a quartet of other golfers, including two from the first-place Bruins (Charlotte Mayorkas and Gina Umeck).
Cal freshman Danielle Nash is competing as an individual and is tied for 55th with Temple. Nash and Dury each posted second-round marks of 75.
The ASU Invitational is Cal's last preparation for the Pac-10 Championships April 19-21 in Los Angeles.
PING/ASU Invitational Karsten Golf Course, par 72, 6230 yards After Two of Three RoundsTeam Scores: 1. UCLA 579, 2. USC 582, 3. New Mexico 588, 4. California 592 (297-295), 5t. Texas 593, 5t. Arizona 593, 7. Tulsa 594, 8. Stanford 595, 9t. Arizona State 596, 9t. Pepperdine 596, 9t. Washington 596, 12. New Mexico State 603, 13. Oregon State 615, 14. Oregon 616, 15. TCU 622, 16t. Northern Arizona 623, 16t. San Jose State 623.
Top 5 Individual Scores: 1. Paige Mackenzie (Washington) 140, 2. Carolina Llano (Pepperdine) 141, 3t. Charlotte Mayorkas (UCLA) 142, 3t. Gina Umeck (UCLA) 142, 3t. Erica Blasberg (Arizona) 142, 3t. Lisa Ferrero (Texas) 142.