Oct. 21, 2012
TUCSON – Arizona women’s golf wrapped played at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Sunday. The Cats moved four spots in the team race to earn a fourth-place finish overall. Held Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21, the three-round, 54-hole event was held at the Stanford Golf Course, a par 71, 6,130-yard facility.
No. 3 USC won the team title with a score of 857 (+5). No. 2 Washington finished second with an 861 (+9). No. 32 Stanford rounded out the top three with an 868 (+16). No. 42 Kyung Kim of USC won the individual title with a score of 206 (-7) and rounds of 72, 66 and 68.
No. 1 Arizona finished fourth with an 869 (+17), collecting individual rounds of 294, 289 and 286. The Wildcats finished ahead of No. 13 Vanderbilt (fifth), No. 15 Oklahoma State (sixth), No. 45 UCLA (eighth), No. 4 UC Davis (10th), No. 11 Georgia (11th), No. 19 Pepperdine (12th) and No. 8 Texas (17th).
"I'm proud of how our players improved their scores each day," head coach Laura Ianello said. "This week was the first time that we had our best rounds on the final day of the tournament. That is always a great thing to see. Manon Gidali and Kendall Prince led the way with a strong finish from Andrea Vilarasau. Anna Kim and Janie Jackson are looking for redemtpion next week in North Carolina but Janie's three-under helped the team immensely today. We have one more tournament to close out our fall season and we're looking for a win at the UNCW Landfall Tradition."
Sophomores No. 22 Manon Gidali and No. 40 Kendall Prince shared a four-way tie for 17th place to lead Arizona in the tournament. Gidali had rounds of 71, 73 and 73 while Prince countered with a 72, 72 and 73 for totals of 217 (+4). No. 94 sophomore Andrea Vilarasau finished in a three-way tie for 29th place. She carded rounds of 75, 73 and 72 for a score of 220 (+7).
No. 54 freshman Janie Jackson moved from 68th to 36th on the final day of play thanks to a season-low round of 68. She recorded a score of 222 (+9). Freshman Anna Kim rounded out the Arizona five in a five-way tie for 48th place. She shot rounds of 78, 71 and 75 for a score of 224 (+11).
The Wildcats will play next at the UNCW Landfall Tradition, Oct. 26-28, in Wilmington, N.C.