Feb. 25, 2002
VALLEJO, Calif. - The California women's golf team is in second-place after the opening round of the Bay Area Classic with a 298, but the Bears are only one stroke behind Idaho's 297. San Francisco is in third at 302 in the 16-team, 36-hole tournament co-hosted by Cal and USF at Hiddenbrooke Country Club.
Cal, which opened the spring season today, looks to win its first Bay Area Classic in the six-year history of the event.
Bears senior Anne Walker is leading the field by two strokes with an opening round two-under-par 70. Denver's Christine Anast is in second with a 72, followed by three golfers tied for third at 73. Also performing well for Cal today were junior Ria Quiazon and sophomore Claire Dury, who are tied for ninth at 75. Dury, a member of the New Zealand national team, is competing in her first tournament since joining Cal for the spring semester.
Sophomore Sarah Huarte carded a 78, tying for 27th as Cal's other counting score. Junior Vikki Laing struggled, shooting an 80 to tie for 39th. Competing as individuals for the Bears, junior Amber Reilly is tied for 21st after carding a 77, sophomore Anna Temple is tied for 43rd with an 81 and junior Rosalin Chung is 77th with an 88.
The final round of the Bay Area Classic begins Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shot gun start.
Women's Golf Bay Area Classic First of Two Rounds Hiddenbrooke Country Club - par 72, 5931 yardsTeam Scores (16 teams): 1. Idaho 297, 2. California 298, 3. USF 302, 4. San Diego State 304, 5. Denver 305, 6. Nevada 312, 7. Colorado 316, 8. Portland 319, 9t. Portland State 320, 9t. Illinois 320, 11. Long Beach State 321, 12. Northern Arizona 323, 13t. Brigham Young 327, 13t. Colorado State 327, 15. Weber State 328, 16. Gonzaga 355.
Top Individual Scores: 1. Anne Walker (Cal) 70, 2. Christine Anast (Denver) 72, 3t. Sarah Walter (Portland) 73, 3t. Heather Rollo (San Diego State) 73, 3t. Lindzee Frei (Idaho) 73, 6t. Susanna Laing (USF) 74, 6t. Joan M. Shimozaki (USF) 74, 6t. Noelle Hamilton (Idaho) 74, 9t. nine tied.