ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Sept. 22, 2000) -- The Arizona Wildcats fell to second place after shooting a seven-over-par 299 on day two of the Dick McGuire Invitational at the University of New Mexico's Championship Course on Friday. The Cats trail No. 14 Pepperdine by one shot heading into Saturday final round.
Arizona freshman Lorena Ochoa turned in a two-under par 71 to remain in the lead at six-under for the tournament. Junior Laura Myerscough shot a 76 (+3), falling from second place, to tie for sixth with Suzie Fisher of Tulsa at 147 (+1). Also scoring for the Wildcats were junior Cristina Baena, 73-75 (+2), and freshman Nancy Abiecunas, 79-77 (+10).
Senior Cristelle Cuzon finished today's competition in 11th place after shooting just one-over par in the second round for a two-day total of 149 (+3). Cuzon is competing as an individual and her score will not be counted in Arizona's overall team total.
First place Pepperdine completed today's action with a 294 (+2), while sixth-ranked Tulsa shot the loewst team score of the day, with a 291 (-1). Tulsa's score for the second day of the tournament equals Arizona's first-round total.
Tournament action concludes tomorrow as the Wildcats attempt to win their first tournament of the year and freshman Lorena Ochoa looks to earn her first collegiate tournament championship. Tee-off is scheduled for 8 a.m.
Fin. School Score 1 Pepperdine 295-294=589 (+5) 2 ARIZONA 291-299=590 (+6) 3 Tulsa 301-291=592 (+8) 4 New Mexico 306-298=604 (+20) 5 Oklahoma 304-305=609 (+25) Fin. Name School Score 1 LORENA OCHOA ARIZONA 69-71=140 (-6) 2 Carrie Summerhays BYU 71-72=143 (-3) 3 Katherine Hall Pepperdine 71-73=144 (-2) T4 Lindsey Wright Pepperdine 73-73=143 (E) Stacy Prammanasudh Tulsa 76-70=143 (E) ARIZONA 291-299=590 (+6) 1 Lorena Ochoa 69-71=140 (-6) T6 Laura Myerscough 71-76=147 (+1) T8 Cristina Baena 73-75=148 (+2) T11 Cristelle Cuzon* 75-74=149 (+3) T46 Christina Monteiro 78-78=156 (+10) Nancy Abiecunas 79-77=156 (+10) * competing as an individual, score does not count toward UA score