SUNRIVER, Ore. (May 25) -- The first ranked Arizona women's golf team jumped six spots to take the lead at the 2000 NCAA Women's Golf Championships on May 25. The Wildcats shot a 3-under-par 285 today to bring their two day total to 8-over-par 584. UA leads second place Southern California (20-over-596) by 12 strokes and third place Oregon (22-over-598) by 14 strokes. Tennessee, Georgia and Stanford are all tied for 4th, shooting a 23-over-599, rounding out the top five teams. The tournament is being held at the Crosswater Course, Sunriver Resort a par 72, 6, 502 yard layout.
Individually for the Wildcats freshman Julia Kraschinski moved up nine spots to take the lead at the tournament, posting a 5-under-par 67, bringing her two day total to 4-under-par 140. Senior Jenna Daniels jumped eight spots to hold second place with a 2-under-par 142. Arizona head coach Todd McCorkle said today, "We have come to expect this kind of performance from Jenna, and if we can get this kind of play out of Julia, it's just an added bonus. Julia is starting to play to her potential and is striking the ball really well." Junior Christina Monteiro goes form being tied for 61st to tied for 26th, carding a 6-over-par 150. Sophomore Cristina Baena (11-over-par 155) is tied for 68th, while junior Jill Gomric (14-over-par 158) is tied for 95th place.
"We still have a lot of golf to play and anything can happen, but we have put ourselves in a pretty good position," said coach McCorkle. "Just as the case has been all season, when someone doesn't have a good day, there is always someone else who steps up for us - and that is what happened again today."
The third day of the 2000 NCAA Women's Golf Championships is tomorrow, May 26, where the Wildcats will tee off with the second and third place teams at 9:00 a.m. MST/PDT.
1 Julia Kraschinski 73-67 140 -4 2 Jenna Daniels 73-69 142 -2 T26 Christina Monteiro 77-73 150 +6 T68 Cristina Baena 76-79 155 +11 T95 Jill Gomric 82-76 158 +14 Top-Five Teams 1. Arizona 299-285 584 +8 2. Southern California 305-291 596 +20 3. Oregon 295-303 598 +22 T4. Tennessee 301-298 599 +23 T4. Georgia 296-303 599 +23 T4. Stanford 301-298 599 +23