Cal Tops Field In Third Round, Moves Up 6 Spots
STANFORD – The California women’s golf team posted the highest third-round score out of the 19 teams in competition at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Sunday, moving up six spots to finish in a tie for third place with the No. 1 Cardinal. Cal had a final team score of 2-over-par 854.
Three Golden Bears shot under par on day three, led by senior Rina Tatematsu who recorded the team’s fourth round at 5-under or better this season. Tatematsu led the Bears with six birdies on the day, including three on the first five holes she played. She earned her highest individual placing yet as a Bear, finishing 14th individually.
Sophomore Adora Liu (70-69-72) remained the Bears’ leader throughout the day, earning her second top-10 finish of the year at 2-under 211 for the tournament.
Freshman Constance Fouillet had another stellar round, carding a 3-under 68 – her best of the weekend. She had five birdies on Sunday, good for second-most on the team.
In total, Cal’s seven golfers totaled 56 birdies over three days, all of which will help raise funds through the tournament’s PlayforHer initiative to contribute towards breast cancer research and awareness.
Thanks to their strong final round, the Bears continued the momentum built during their recent back-to-back tournament wins – a feat they accomplished for the first time since 2012.
Cal finished four strokes clear of fifth-place No. 7 UCLA. The Bruins were one of seven top-25 nationally ranked teams (Golfweek) that the Bears placed ahead of. No. 11 USC won the tournament at 9-under 843, while No. 22 Northwestern finished in second at 2-under 850.
The Stanford Intercollegiate was the Bears’ final tournament of the 2023 fall season. They will begin spring competition at the Collegiate Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Feb. 2, 2024.
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