? Posts three-stroke victory
TUCSON , Ariz. ?C University of Arizona womenˇ?s golfer Alison Walshe won the Harder Hall Womenˇ?s Golf Invitational Sunday in Sebring, Fla., with a seven-under-par 281 total.
Walshe, a senior from Westford, Mass., topped the Championship Flight field of 100 by three strokes with rounds of 72, 73, 68 and 68.? She was eight strokes under par over the last two rounds of the event.
Walshe and runner-up Taylor Karle were tied at five-under par with five holes to play, but Walshe came in at 2-under, including a birdie on No. 17, to all but clinch the title.
Coupled with her victory at the North & South Amateur last summer, Walshe is in good position to be named to the 2008 Curtis Cup team, which will be named later this month.
A 2007 first team All-American, Walshe leads Arizona with a 71.33 stroke average through five fall events this season.? Ten of her 15 rounds played have been at par or better, including four rounds in the 60s.? Walshe has been the Wildcatsˇ? top finisher in four of five tournaments and finished no lower than 10th in any event this season.
Arizona opens its spring season, Feb. 11-13, at the Northrop Grumman Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
The Harder Hall Womenˇ?s Invitational was contested at Harder Hall Country Club, a Par-72, 6,151-yard layout.
53rd Harder Hall Womenˇ?s Invitational
Jan. 3-6, 2008
Harder Hall Country Club
Sebring , Fla.
Par 72, 6,151 Yards
Walshe, Alison WESTFORD, MA 72 73 68 68 281
Karle, Taylore SCOTTSDALE, AZ 74 66 72 72 284
Lewis, Stacy THE WOODLANDS, TX 74 71 70 74 289
Hunt, Lauren LITTLE RIVER, SC 78 73 71 72 294
Joh, Tiffany SAN DIEGO, CA 73 74 75 72 294
Lendl, Isabelle BRADENTON, FL 78 72 72 72 294
Blackwelder, Mallory VERSAILLES, KY 83 75 68 69 295
Bolger, Meghan HADDONFIELD, NJ 78 77 71 69 295
Grimes, Virginia D. MERIDIAN, MS 75 75 68 77 295
Simpson, Kristen NORFOLK, VA 76 75 75 69 295