April 5, 1999
Sat.-Sun. April 10-11 at California Collegiate Stanford, CACAL HAS FINAL PAC-10 TUNE-UP
Cal travels to cross-Bay rival Stanford this weekend for its final tune-up for the Pac-10 Championship, April 23-25, at Stanford. The Bears compete in the 12-team Peg Barnard California Collegiate Saturday and Sunday. The 36-hole tournament begins Saturday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., and concludes with the final 18 holes Sunday beginning with an 8:30 a.m., shotgun start. The event takes place at the par 73, 6,093-yard Stanford Golf Course. Last season, Cal finished 12th (667) out of 13 teams at the California Collegiate.
The Bears lineup features Lisa Yamane, Nicole Bolter, Cheryl Lala, Eden Anderson and Anne Walker. Amber Reilly will compete as an individual. Head coach Nancy McDaniel has been prone to shake up her lineup this spring as the Bears have struggled to regain their outstanding fall form.
ANOTHER TOUGH FIELD
The rest of the season doesn't get any easier for the Bears, who regularly compete against top competition. The complete 12-team California Collegiate field includes: No. 5 USC (defending tournament champion), No. 8 Stanford, No. 13 Washington, No. 18 UCLA, No. 19 Oregon, No. 21 San Jose State, No. 28 Oregon State, No. 31 San Diego State, No. 34 California, Long Beach State, San Francisco and Washington State.
PING/ASU INVITATIONAL REWIND
California finished tied for 15th with Oklahoma at the PING/ASU Invitational after shooting a team-best final round of 312 Saturday at the Karsten Golf Course. The Bears finished with a three-round total score of 966, 16 strokes behind 14th-place Oregon. Host No. 7 Arizona State pulled away from No. 1 Duke to claim the team title with a tournament-best round of 287 Saturday. The Sun Devils finished with a score of 884, 20 shots ahead of the Blue Devils (904), to defeat the 17-team field. Junior Lisa Yamane was Cal's top performer, tying for 23rd place with a 231.
BEARS RANKED NO. 34 IN MASTERCARD POLL
As of the April 1 Mastercard/College Golf Foundation, California is ranked No. 34. Nine Pac-10 teams are ranked this week with Washington State being the only team absent from the Top 50 ranking. Arizona is the highest ranked team at No. 2. The ranking is determined by a computerized system based on performance.
YAMANE STEPPING UP HER GAME
Lisa Yamane finished tied for 23rd at the ASU Invite as Cal's top golfer. The Daly City native also led the Bears with a 10th-place finish (156) at the Pepperdine Invitational. The ASU Invite marked the sixth tournament this year Yamane shot in the 70s for every round, more times than any Cal golfer. Additionally, Yamane finished second at a San Francisco city tournament during spring break.
Nancy McDaniel is in her fourth season as head coach of the Bears. McDaniel has seen her teams' scoring average fall from 333.5 during Cal's inaugural 1995-96 season to 304.3 during the fall of 1998. One of the most successful golfers ever to compete at the University of Washington (1984-88), McDaniel served as team captain as a senior and earned one All-America and two Pac-10 All-Star team selections.
CAL RECORDS SET
Fall 9/8-9 CSU Ram Classic 2nd/20 295-303-308-906/864 9/14-15 BYU Invite 1st/14 302-295-299-896/864 10/12/-13 Northwest Invite 7th/13 310-312-300-922/864 10/23-25 Stanford W. Intercolleg. 308-313-316-937/876 15th/19 11/2-3 Princeville Rainbow Invit. 305-304-294-903/864 6th/18
Spring 2/16-17 Wave Invitational 4th/17 314-317-631/584 3/1-2 Bay Area Classic 4th/16 304-319-619/568 3/8-10 Spartan Invitational 8th/11 341-323-322-986/864 4/1-3 PING/ASU Invite T15th/17 333-321-312-966 4/10-11 California Collegiate 4/23-25 Pac-10 Championship 5/6-8 Western Regionals Texas A&M 5/19-22 NCAA Championship-Tulsa
1998 FALL SEASON: Team finish at major tourn. (over 3 teams): 1st (14 teams)/BYU Invitional Team record for 18 holes: 294 (3rd round), Rainbow Invitational Team record for 36 holes: 597 (1st two rounds), BYU Invitational BYU Classic Team record for 54 holes: 896 BYU Invitational Indiv. finish at major tourn. (over 3 teams): Anne Walker 1st (78 golfers)/BYU Invitational Individual record for 18 holes: Anne Walker 70 (1st rnd)/Ram Fall Classic 70 (3rd rnd)/Northwest Invitational Lisa Yamane 70 (3rd rnd)/Rainbow Invitational Individual record for 36 holes: Anne Walker 146 (74-72)/BYU Invitational Individual record for 54 holes: Anne Walker 217 (74-72-71)/BYU Invitional