March 12, 2013
TUCSON - With sophomore Manon Gidali shooting a three-under par on the day, the University of Arizona women's golf team is leading the field at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. Hosted by the University of Hawaii, the two-day, three-round event is being held at Kane'ohe Klipper Golf Course in Kane'ohe, O'ahu. Competition will take place Tues.-Wed., March 12-3. Kane'ohe Klipper Golf Course is a par 72, 6,139-yard course.
No. 7 Arizona leads the team race with rounds of 289 and 293 for a score of 582 (+6). The Cats hold a 14-stroke lead over the remainder of the field. No. 45 Ohio State sits in second place with a 596 (+20) and Louisville rounds out the top three with a 598 (+22).
No. 37 Gidali leads the individual race with rounds of 71 and 70 for a total score of 141 (-3). Playing her first tournament as part of Arizona's scoring five, sophomore Patricia Garcia sits in a three-way tie for fifth place. She fired rounds of 73 and 72 for a score of 145 (+1).
Sophomore Andrea Vilarasau is the third Wildcat to earn a top-10 spot after two rounds of play. She sits in five-way tie for eighth place with a score of 147 (+3). She collected rounds of 72 and 75. No. 88 freshman Janie Jackson sits in a four-way tie for 15th place. She scored rounds of 73 and 76 for a total of 149 (+5). Playing as an individual, freshman Anna Kim sits in a five-way tie for 60th place. She carded a score of 161 (+17) with rounds of 81 and 80.
The Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational will resume at 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday for the final round of action.