April 2, 2002
CAL TRAVELS TO PING/ASU INVITATIONAL
Coming off a three-week break from competition, No. 20 California travels to the PING/ASU Invitational, Friday-Sunday, April 5-7. The tournament will be played at the par 72, 6,122-yard Karsten Golf Course on the campus of Arizona State in Tempe. On the first two days, 18 holes are played each day beginning at 8 a.m. MT from tees No. 1 and No. 10. Sunday's final round begins at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start. Cal's season team scoring average is 299.7, which is on pace to break the school record of 306.2, set in 1999-00.
PING/ASU INVITATIONAL FIELD
This year's PING/ASU Invitational features 15 teams, 13 ranked in the top 50 in the March 31 Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings. The field includes 10 of the top 25 teams in the nation in No. 3 Tulsa, No. 4 Texas, No. 8 Arizona, No. 11 Arizona State, No. 14 USC, No. 16 Washington, No. 18 UCLA, No. 20 Cal, No. 21 New Mexico State and No. 23 New Mexico. The rest of the field is made up of No. 27 TCU, No. 31 Stanford, No. 39 San Jose State, Oregon and Oregon State. The event also features the nation's top two golfers in Arizona's Lorena Ochoa and Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh.
BEARS PING/ASU INVITATIONAL LINEUP
Player YR 01-02 RNDS STROKES AVG LOW TOP FINISH 1. Sarah Huarte So. 19 rounds 1416 74.5 69 T2nd 2. Anna Temple So. 17 rounds 1329 78.2 71 T10th 3. Anne Walker Sr. 19 rounds 1415 74.5 69 1st 4. Ria Quiazon Jr. 19 rounds 1456 76.6 68 T2nd 5. Vikki Laing Jr. 19 rounds 1435 75.5 71 T5th (ind.) Claire Dury So. 8 rounds 616 77.0 71 T2ndSPRING SEASON IN REVIEW
Cal has had an outstanding start to the 2002 spring season, posting back-to-back victories for the first time in school history at the Bay Area Classic and Spartan Invitational. The last time out, the Bears finished seventh out of 16 teams at the Pioneer Electronics Classic with a 54-hole score of 917. The tournament was the Bears third in as many weeks, but now they return to action rested this week after a three-week break from tournaments. Sophomore Sarah Huarte paced Cal at the Pioneer Classic, tying for 10th with a 225. Sophomore Anna Temple also tied for 10th but was competing as an individual. She returns to the Bears starting five this week for the first time since the fall.
BEARS IN THE INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS
Senior Anne Walker and sophomore Sarah Huarte are both ranked among the top 100 golfers by Golfweek, cheking in this week at No. 51 and 63, respectively. Junior Vikki Laing is close to the top 100 at No. 112.
FRIENDS OF CAL WOMEN'S GOLF FUNDRAISING TOURNAMENT
Cal hosts the seventh-annual "Friends of Cal Women's Golf Tournament" Wednesday, May 1, at the Claremont Country Club in Oakland. The Cal women's golf coaching staff and athletes will participate in the event, along with the steering committee of "Friends of Cal Women's Golf." The cost of the event is $225 and includes a cart, caddy, continental breakfast and lunch. To register, please call Tournament Director Jackie Birdsong at 925-254-7244.