Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Arizona Women's Golf in First Place at Wildcat Invitational After Round One
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 19, 2001
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TUCSON, Ariz. - For the fourth time in six scoring tournaments this season, the Arizona women's golf team shot the low round on the opening day of a tournament to assume first place.

Arizona, ranked No. 2 in the latest edition of the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, is in first place of the Wildcat Invitational being held at the Raven Golf Club at Sabino Springs after shooting a first round of 293 (+5). The top-ranked Duke Blue Devils wrapped up the day in second place and trail the host Wildcats by one stroke.

Individually, Blue Devil freshman Virada Nirapathpongporn set the pace with a first round total of two-under-par 70. Arizona freshmen Lorena Ochoa and Natalie Gulbis completed the opening round by carding rounds of 72, even par, and are tied for third place with four other golfers.

Two other Pac-10 squads finished round one in the top-5. No. 4-ranked Southern California fired an opening round of 295 (+7), good for third place, and fifth-ranked Stanford shot a team total of 298 (+10) to wrap up round one in fourth place. No. 12 New Mexico State rounds out the top five with an opening round score of 302 (+14)

Arizona sophomore Anne Lee wrapped up today's action tied for ninth place after carding a one-over 73. Also scoring for the Wildcats was junior Cristina Baena who currently stands tied for 20th place with a total of 76 (+4).

Play continues tomorrow and Wednesday at the Raven Golf Club at Sabino Springs with an 8 a.m. shotgun start both days.

Place	School		Score	Place	Golfer			School		Score
1	ARIZONA		293	1	V. Nirapathpongporn	Duke		70 (-2)
2	Duke		294	2	Candy Hannemann		Duke		71 (-1)
3	Southern Cal	295	T3	Lorena Ochoa		ARIZONA		72 (E)
4	Stanford	298		Natalie Gulbis		ARIZONA		72 (E)
5	New Mexico St	302		Candie Kung		Southern Cal	72 (E)
					Lindsey Wright		Pepperdine	72 (E)
					Hilary Homeyer		Stanford	72 (E)
					Suzanne Sowers		Texas		72 (E)

Place	Arizona Golfer		Score
T3	Lorena Ochoa		72 (E)	
	Natalie Gulbis		72 (E)
T9	Anne Lee		73 (+1)
T20	Cristina Baena		76 (+4)
T53	Laura Myerscough	79 (+7)
T67	Christelle Cuzon*	81 (+9)
T71	Cathie Williamson*	82 (+10)
T85	Christina Monteiro*	86 (+14)
* competing as individuals