Nov. 9, 2001
AUBURN, Ala.-The Arizona Wildcats women's golf team used a team round of 15-over-par 303 Friday to vault into fifth place at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational. Sophomore Lorena Ochoa stands in first place with an opening-round score of 5-under-par 67. Ochoa is seeking her fourth consecutive tournament victory.
The tournament, which is being held at the Auburn University Club, features eight of the top-10 teams in the country, according to the Golf World College Coaches Poll. Tennessee, with three players in the top-20 after round one, sits in first place at 6-over-par 294. Auburn, the nation's top-ranked squad and tournament host, is five strokes behind the Wildcats in sixth place at 20-over-par 308.
Ochoa blistered the front nine by shooting 4-under-par 32, including an eagle on the 470-yard, par-5 fifth hole. The 5-foot-7-inch standout's sub-par round of 67 is the seventh time in eight rounds this season that she has shot par or better. Her stroke average for the 2001 fall season is now 70.00.
Junior Laura Myerscough shot 1-under-par 35 on the final nine holes of the day to finish round one at 5-over-par 77 and tied for 27th place. Freshman Miriam Kraschinski carded the third-best Wildcat round of the day as she fired a 7-over-par 79 to claim a share of 33rd place after day one of the tournament.
Anne Lee, a junior from Northridge, Calif., is tied for 39th place at 8-over-par, while junior Julia Kraschinski is tied for 50th place at 9-over-par. Cathie Williamson, the Wildcats' lone playing senior, competed as an individual and is tied for 62nd place.
The Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational continues Saturday with second-round tee-times running from 7:30 a.m. to 10:39 a.m. EST.