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20070227 Two Rounds of Wildcat Invitational Complete
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Release: 02/27/2007
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<SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">TUCSON</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> women&rsquo;s golf team completed the first and second rounds of the Wildcat Invitational on Monday in seventh place.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 15 field tournament, which includes 12 teams ranked in the top 25, is led by <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, who carded a nine-over par 577 after two rounds.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;The golf course played hard today.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was kind of surprising that there was only one score under par in first round, because there were so many low scores last year,&rdquo; Head Coach Greg Allen said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;In the afternoon, ASU got it going and basically took control of the tournament.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Amanda Blumenherst from Duke currently leads the field, after carding a three-under par 139 through two rounds.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats shot a 305 (+21) in the first round this morning, and carded a 301 (+17) during the second round of play in the afternoon.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;Today was obviously not the kind of day we wanted.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We made silly mistakes and hit the ball places we knew not to hit, which ended up costing us big numbers,&rdquo; Allen</A> said. &ldquo;It was nice to see Amanda getting back to playing the way we know she can play.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Individually, the Wildcats were led by junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578965"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578965">Alison Walshe</A></A>, who is tied for 18<SUP>th</SUP> after totaling a seven-over par 149 throughout two rounds.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578973"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578973">Mary Jacobs</A></A> is two strokes behind her teammate, carding a 77 (+6) and 74 (+3) respectively in the first and second rounds.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Godfrey, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Ill.</st1:State></st1:place>, native is currently tied for 30<SUP>th</SUP>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;Individually, our big three never got things going.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Alison lost momentum after starting the second round with a birdie, eagle, and another birdie.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She made a mistake on hole five and ended up shooting 73,&rdquo; Allen explained.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;Our team kind of goes as those three go, so when they do not play well, we do not play well.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>There is a good round in us and hopefully we can get it in tomorrow.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=218583"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=218583">Adriana Zwanck</A></A> is tied for 33<SUP>rd</SUP> after shooting a 152 (+10) on Monday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Fellow classmate <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157742"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157742">Amanda Wilson</A></A> is tied for 43rd with a two-round total of 154 (+12).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&ldquo;I am not going to worry about today.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I understand that we are several shots behind, but we are inevitably building towards April and May,&rdquo; said Allen.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;Having Amanda back is a step in the right direction.&rdquo;<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578969"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578969">Emily Mason</A></A> is currently tied for 64<SUP>th</SUP> place after carding a 162 (+20) through 36 holes.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Competing as individuals for the Wildcats are freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578971"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578971">Brittany Benvenuto</A></A>, who is tied for 72<SUP>nd</SUP>, and sophomores <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157741"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157741">Marisa Smith</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157739"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157739">Brooke Schneider</A></A>, who are currently in 77<SUP>th</SUP> and 81<SUP>st </SUP>place respectively.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The tournament is being held at Arizona National, which is a par 71, 6,238 yard course.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The final round of the tournament is set to begin with a tee time of 8am (MST) tomorrow.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Top 5 Teams<o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> State<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>300-277---577 (+9)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2. Duke<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 3"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>296-292---588 (+20)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">3. <st1:place w:st="on">Southern Cal</st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>294-294---590 (+22)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>299-296---595 (+27)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">5. Pepperdine<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>295-302---597 (+29)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></U></B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Individual Finishes<o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T18.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578965"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578965">Alison Walshe</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>76-73---149 (+7)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T30.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578973"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578973">Mary Jacobs</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>77-74---151 (+9)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T33.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=218583"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=218583">Adriana Zwanck</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>77-75---152 (+10)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T43.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157742"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157742">Amanda Wilson</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>75-79---154 (+12)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T64.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578969"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578969">Emily Mason</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>83-79---162 (+20)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">*Competing As Individuals<o:p></o:p></SPAN></U></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T72.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578971"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578971">Brittany Benvenuto</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>80-85---165 (+23)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">77.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157741"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157741">Marisa Smith</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>84-86---170 (+28)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">81.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157739"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157739">Brooke Schneider</A></A><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>93-81---174 (+32)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Live stats are available on golfstat.com.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></o:p></SPAN> </P>
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