"I'm very excited," said coach Todd McKorkle. "I can't say I expected us to win, but every match we've played well down the stretch."
Individually for the Wildcats, senior Jenna Daniels came back and shot a tournament low of 4-under-par 68 today to finish second after being tied for 15th going into today's final round. Daniels finished the tournament with a three day score of 3-over-par 219. Sophomore Cristina Baena captured third place, jumping six spots from yesterday, shooting her tournament best 1-under-par 71 on the final day of play to bring her three day total to 4-over-par 220. Tied for fourth place was senior Jill Gomric. Gomric carded a 3-over-par 75 today bringing her final score to a 5-over-par 221. Freshman Julia Kraschinski tied for 14th and she finished her first Pac-10 tournament with a total score of 10-over-par 226, while junior Christina Monteiro tied for 26th at 15-over-par 231.
Competing as an individual in her first Pac-10 tournament was freshman Anne Lee, who tied for 26th after posting a three day total of 15-over-par 231.
Capturing the individual title was USC's Candie Kung, who shot a three day total of 2-over-par 218. USC freshman Mikaela Parmlid and Kung initially finished the tournament in a playoff with Parmlid as the winner. However after Parmlid signed an incorrect scorecard she was disqualified from the tournament. Rounding out the top-five individuals were Daniels, Baena and UCLA's Amanda Moltke-Leth who tied for fourth with Gomric.
The next action for the Wildcats will take place at the NCAA West Regionals, which are being held in Tempe, Ariz. May 11-13.
Arizona Individuals Top-Five Team Finishes 2 Jenna Daniels 77-74-68 219 +3 1 Arizona 299-294-290 883 +19 3 Cristina Baena 76-73-71 220 +4 2 Stanford 302-302-297 901 +37 T4 Jill Gomric 71-75-75 221 +5 3 UCLA 301-297-305 903 +39 T14 Julia Kraschinski 78-72-76 226 +10 4 California 301-311-292 904 +40 T26 Christina Monteiro 75-76-80 231 +15 5 USC 292-310-304 906 +42 T26 Anne Lee* 80-74-77 231 +15