Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Wildcat Women Golfers Race To 15-Shot Lead On Day One of Stanford Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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STANFORD, Calif. - The Arizona women's golf team shot an eleven-under-par 277 to take a 15-shot lead after day one of the Stanford/Pepsi Invitational. Individually, the Wildcats occupy the top three spots.

Arizona's freshmen duo of Lorena Ochoa and Natalie Gulbis led the way with opening rounds of 66 and 67, respectively. Gulbis is participating in her first collegiate competition this weekend. Junior Cristina Baena shot a two-under par 70 to claim third place. Ochoa's 66 and Baena's 70 are season bests.

Others in the top 20 for the Wildcats are senior Christina Monteiro and sophomore Anne Lee. Each carded a two-over-par 74. Also scoring for Arizona was junior Laura Myerscough, who finished the day at eight-over-par (80) and tied for 69th place.

Arizona's team total of 277 is its lowest of the season. The team's previous best was a 291 in the opening round of the Dick McGuire Invitational.

Play continues Saturday with an 8 a.m. tee-off.

Place	School			Score
1	ARIZONA			277 (-11)
2	Stanford		292 (+4)
3	New Mexico St.		295 (+7)
4	Southern California	296 (+8)
5	Tulsa			297 (+9)

Place	Arizona Golfer		Score
1	Lorena Ochoa		66 (-6)
2	Natalie Gulbis		67 (-5)
3	Cristina Baena		70 (-2)
T20	Christina Monteiro	74 (+2)
	Anne Lee*		74 (+2)
T69	Laura Myerscough	80 (+8)
* competing as an individual, score does not count toward UA score

Place	Golfer			Score
1	Lorena Ochoa		66 (-6)
2	Natalie Gulbis		67 (-5)
3	Cristina Baena		70 (-2)
4	four tied		71 (-1)


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