Mika Takayama
Mika Takayama

Player Profile

Alameda, CA

High School:


CAL: Takayama is in her fourth season at Cal after taking a year off to play in Japan in 2003-04...during the summer of 2005, traveled with the NCAA All-Star team to Asia...as one of two Cal SENIORS in the fall of 2006, entered all four fall competitions and owned Cal's second-best scoring average (76.8)...tied for 28th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational for her best finish of the fall...matched her career-best 18-hole effort at the Stanford Intercollegiate (-1, 70)...as a JUNIOR in 2005-06, cracked Cal's starting lineup in 11 of 12 tournaments, recording an average of 76.5...selected Cal's Most Improved Player and earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...tied for 59th at the NCAA Championships and in 2006-07, is Cal's top returning finisher from the NCAA lineup...tied for 12th to lead the Bears at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, which was also her best showing of the season...led the Bears at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational...shot a career-low 18-hole score (-1, 70) in the first round of the Wildcat Invitational ...tallied a career-best 221 to tie for 41st at the Wildcat Invitational...as a SOPHOMORE in 2004-05, tied for 17th at the Duck Invitational for her highest finish of the season...tied for 28th at the ASU Invitational with a season-low 54-hole score of 225 (+9)...carded a 71 in the final round of the Duck Invite to match her career best...won the team's Best Short Game award...as a FRESHMAN 2002-03, earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 after placing in the top 25 in five of six competitions...her best showing was a tie for seventh at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a +3, 222 (career best in relation to par)...that tournament featured her collegiate 36-hole low of 145 (-1) in relation to par...carded her 18 (71) and 54-hole career-best scores (221, +5) with a 10th-place performance at the Kent Youel Invitational in Hawaii...her 75.6 season stroke average was third best on the team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letterwinner on the Alameda HS boys' golf team...helped the team to league titles as a freshman, sophomore and senior...played on the Top 3 of her high school squad each of her final three seasons...boasted an American Junior Golf Association average of 74.5...qualified for six consecutive USGA Junior Amateurs...competed at the 2002 U.S. Women's Amateur...in 2001, was a medalist at Eagle Ridge for the U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifier, shooting a two-under-par 70...co-medalist at the Claremont Country Club for the U.S. Junior Girls' Qualifier (shot a 74)...advanced to the round of 16 at U.S. Junior Girls Nationals...at the age of 12, was the youngest girl to qualify for the USGA Junior Tournament...named to the honor roll all four years...received her school's Student-Athlete Award as a freshman.

INTERNATIONAL: While in Japan during the 2003-04 school year, competed in a variety of golf tournaments...placed 32nd at the Katokichi Queens with rounds of 75, 68 and 77...shot a 74 and a 73 at the Karuizawa NEC Classic to miss the cut by two shots.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 29, 1984, in San Francisco...parents are Hiroaki and Kumiko Takayama...enjoys shopping, dancing and singing...speaks fluent Japanese and English...interdisciplinary studies (IDS) major.

Year	Rds	Str	Avg	Low 18	Low 36	Low 54
2002-03	17	1286	75.6	-1, 3 times	-1, 145	+3, 222
2004-05	22	1719	78.1	-1, 71	+5, 149	+9, 225
2005-06	33	2524	76.5	-1, 70	+2, 144	+8, 221
Fall 2006	12	922	76.8	-1, 70	+6, 148	+10, 223
TOTAL	84	6451	76.8	-1, 6 times	-1, 145	+3, 222
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