Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Golf Notes -- April 18, 2000
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 18, 2000
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1999-2000  Women's Golf Schedule
Date	        Event	                   Place	
Sept. 13-15	NCAA Preview	           T2
Sept. 23-25	Dick McGuire Invit.	   1
Oct. 22-24	Stanford/Pepsi Invit.	   5	
Nov. 5-7	Golf World Invit.	   1	
Feb. 7-9	Regional Challenge	   1
Feb. 21-23	Wildcat Invitational	   1
Mar. 28-30	Rainbow Invitational       1
April 7-9	ASU Ping Invitational      1
April 24-26	Pac-10 Championships
May 11-13	NCAA West Regionals	
May 24-27	NCAA Championships	

National Rankings
(MasterCard Collegiate Rankings
11th Edition - 4/13/2000)
Arizona Women (No. 1 nationally)
  Jenna Daniels (1st)
 Cristina Baena (8th)
Jill Gomric (12th)  
Cristina Monteiro (30th)
Julia Kraschinski (42nd)
Arizona Golf Media Information: Besides getting the latest information on the UA golf program from the Arizona Sports Information Office (McKale Center #106), the weekly release and updated results can be obtained in the following ways:

Info Connection: Dial 1-800-300-2050 from the handset of your fax machine. The Pac-10 passcode is 72210. The women's release can be found under document number 1390 and the women's will be 1391.

World Wide Web: The University of Arizona athletic department's web site URL listing is:
For additional information, contact golf SID Sarah Fahey. Arizona women's golf coach Todd McCorkle's office phone is 520-621-5777.

Arizona Schedule Hotline: For a weekly update on the sports schedules at the UA call 520-621-0909. Pac-10 Championships: The Arizona women's golf team will be going after its sixth consecutive tournament win when it travels to Eugene, Ore. for the 2000 Pac-10 Championships. The tournament will take place from April 24-26 and will be held at the Eugene Country Club (par-72, 5,901 yards). The Wildcats are ranked first in the latest MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, will travel to Eugene with three golfers in the top-25 and five golfers ranked in the top-50.

The Field: One of the nation's strongest women's golf conferences, the Pac-10 boasts seven teams ranked among the nation's top-25 programs and 10 teams in the top-50. Each league school fields a women's golf program and here are their respective MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings as of April 13, 2000:

No. 1	Arizona
No. 3	Southern California
No. 4	Arizona State
No. 6	Stanford
No. 16	UCLA
No. 18	Oregon
No. 22	California
No. 37	Washington
No. 48	Oregon State
No. 49	Washington State		  

Arizona's Lineup for the Tournament:
Women		        Year	1999-00 Avg.	Top-10 Fin.	Top-20 Fin.
Jenna Daniels	        Sr.	71.29			8		-
Jill Gomric		Sr.	73.86			3		4
Christina Monteiro	Sr.	75.70			2		2
Cristina Baena	        So.	73.12			4		3
Julia Kraschinski	Fr.	75.45			1		4    
Anne Lee*		Fr.	77.16			-		-
* individual
Tournament Format: The three day 54-hole event will consist of 18 holes of play each day. Action will begin all three days at 8:30 a.m. PST. There will be six golfers representing each team, but as usual each team will field a squad of five golfers with the top four scores each day counting towards the team total. The sixth golfer, freshman Anne lee, will golf as an individual.

UA Golf Notes: The top-ranked Wildcats have earned their ranking by capturing six tournament titles this season, including the last five in a row...The first victory of the season was at the Dick McGuire Invitational held in Albuquerque, N.M at the University of New Mexico Championship Course... Arizona took home the title by finishing 28-over-par 880... The next win came at the Golf World Invitational at the Arthur Hills Golf Club in Hilton Head, S.C, there the Wildcats finished with a three-day team total of 11-over-par 875... At the TRW Regional Challenge at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif., the UA took the title shooting 17-over-par 869... For the second year in a row the Wildcats won the Arizona Invitational held at the Randolph Park Golf Club with a team score of 17-over-par 857...The fifth tournament title of the season took place when the Wildcats traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii, for the Rainbow Invitational held at the Olomana Golf Course... Arizona posted a team total of 19-over-par 883 to capture the Rainbow Invitational title... The fifth consecutive tournament win, a new school record for the Wildcats, was at the Ping/ASU Invitational held in Tempe, Ariz., at the Karsten Golf Course... The team shot 8-over-par 872 to capture their fifth consecutive title of the 1999-2000 season.

UA's Pac-10 History: Arizona has won the Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship three times, 1992, 1997 and 1998... The Wildcats have had three Pac-10 individual champions, Annika Sorenstam (1992), Marisa Baena (1996) and Jenna Daniels (1998)... Among this year's UA roster, Jenna Daniels, Jill Gomric, Christina Monteiro and Cristina Baena have competed in the Pac-10 Championships before... Daniels tied for fourth as a freshman, won it all as a sophomore and tied for 14th as a junior... Gomric tied for 35th as a freshman, tied for 11th as a sophomore and eighth as a junior... Monteiro competed as an individual and tied for 11th as a sophomore... Baena tied for 6th place as a freshman... The UA has been the runner-up at the Pac-10's three times 1990, 1991, and 1999.

Last Year's Pac-10 Championship: Arizona was the runner-up at last year's Pac-10 championships... The Wildcats finished the tournament 24-over-par 888... The tournament was held at the Stanford Golf Course (par-72, 6, 154 yards) in Stanford, Calif... Taking home the title was Stanford, to mark the first time since 1992 that a team other than Arizona or Arizona State won Pac-10's... Cristina Baena was the top finisher for the Wildcats carding a 3-over-par 219 tying her for sixth place... Jill Gomric finished eighth carding a 4-over-par 220... Defending Pac-10 Champion Jenna Daniels finished the tournament tied for 14th posting a three day total of 9-over-par 225... Christina Monteiro golfed as an individual tied for 11th shooting a 7-over-par 223.

The UA's Last Action: Arizona captured the title of the Ping/ASU Invitational shooting a three-day team total of 8-over-par 872... The tournament was held at the Karsten Golf Course (par-72, 6101 yards) on the Arizona State campus... The Wildcats set a school record at the Ping/ASU Invitational winning five consecutive tournaments... Arizona senior Jenna Daniels, the top ranked golfer according to the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, took home the individual crown carding a three-day total of 9-under-par 207, eight strokes better than second place Miriam Nagle of Arizona State (1-under-par 215)... Senior Christina Monteiro and freshman Julia Kraschinski tied for 13th at 6-over-par 222... Sophomore Cristina Baena tied for 32nd shooting 10-over-par 226...Senior Jill gomric tied for 35th 9-over-par 227)... Freshman Anne Lee golfed as an individual and tied for 76th at 23-over-par 239.

Arizona's Coaching Staff: Coach Todd McCorkle is in his second season as head coach of the women's golf team. Prior to last year, McCorkle served as UA Director of Golf Rick LaRose's associate head coach for both the Arizona women's and men's teams in 1997-98... Last year, the women's team finished second at both the Pac-10 Championship and NCAA West Regional, and then placed fourth in the NCAA Championships... Prior to coming to Tucson, McCorkle was the head coach of the Coastal Carolina men's and women's golf teams... He is assisted by Amy Solfisburg, who is in her seventh year with the UA women's golf program.

Wildcat Golf Tradition: Arizona won the 1996 NCAA title and finished third in 1996 & 1997 and fourth last season... The UA has produced three national players of the year Annika Sorenstam in 1991 and Marisa Baena in 1996 and 1997... There have been three national champions from Arizona... Susan Slaughter won it in 1990, Sorenstam in 1991 and Baena in 1996... In the past four years, Arizona has had 12 All-America first, second or honorable mention team performers... Further, there have been 15 All-Pac-10 first, second or honorable mention team selections... Overall, Arizona has produced 13 first team All-Americans... In the 1990s, the Wildcats have won 37 tournaments and had 29 individual champions.