After recording the third direction, runner-up finishes on the Lamkin Invitational, the Cal girls’ golf group heads into the Silverado Showdown this Sunday searching for to keep its warm spring streak.
The tournament will take vicinity at the Silverado Resort North Course in Napa, California for three days (April 7-nine). The Silverado Resort North Course has maximum yardage of 6,900 yards, but the real course for the Silverado Showdown is 6,192 yards. Also, the path has a history — it has hosted more than one PGA tour activities, inclusive of the Frys.Com Open in 2014 and 2015.
The Silverado Showdown is the very last event for Cal earlier than the Pac-12 Tournament. Apart from the little road bump at the Bruin Wave Invitational, the Bears had been coming home with hit consequences each match: Gunrock Classic (2d/12), Meadow Club Collegiate (second/12) and SDSU March Mayhem (2d/12).
Despite their strong results, the Bears have not begun to place first in a match. The Silverado Showdown match can be a splendid opportunity to get that very last push of hurrah before the finale on the Pac-12 Tournament. Competition, but, appears to be difficult, as there may be seven teams placed inside the top 25 heading to Napa: No. 1 Southern California, No. Four Stanford, No. Eight Arizona, No. 15 Arizona State, No. Sixteen Northwestern, No. 24 Oregon and No. 25 Washington. Comparatively, the Bears come in ranked at No. Forty-five.
The Cal girls’ golf team has been sitting on the decrease stop of the top-50 ratings for the general public of the fall and spring season — which attests to the team’s shortcomings. It highlights the team’s incapacity to perform on all cylinders to improve its positioning.
Hence, in spite of setting as runner-up three instances consecutively, the Bears will genuinely have to up their game for the Silverado Showdown. History and file show that Cal has struggled against relatively ranked teams (flashback to Bruin Invitational 10th/15 and Stanford Invitational ninth/17). If the Bears wish to retain their hot streak and maintain their consistency from the previous three tournaments, they’ll want to play flawlessly — each player will want to publish numbers on the board.
On the bright facet, the crew can be competing in opposition to more than one Pac-12 groups, to assist them in gauging their opponent before the real Pac-12 Tournament. The Silverado Showdown might be an extreme risk to test how much the team has grown over the season and see what it nevertheless wishes to improve on earlier than the postseason.
The Silverado Showdown will also be senior Cindy Oh’s ultimate seasonal tournament earlier than her career at Cal ends. Based at the effects of every event this spring, it seems as although Oh will bypass down the torch to freshman Katherine Zhu, who has published unique numbers as a freshman all season long. They have been top finishers at tournaments more than one instances — time will inform if they finish on a pinnacle in the Silverado Showdown also.
Along with senior Cindy Oh, there will be two other seniors ending their everyday season with the Silverado Showdown: Amina Wolf and Marianne Li. Thus, their veteran presence will provide some experience to the rest of their fellow Bears on this event. As the crew’s young blood maintains to prove their real worth, the Silverado Showdown may additionally determine whether or not they’re geared up to take on the seniors’ burden and lead the Bears following season.