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20070330 Women's Golf in Sixth at PING/ASU Invitational
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Release: 03/30/2007
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<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">TEMPE</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:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> women&rsquo;s golf team stands in sixth place after the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational, hosted by <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats carded a nine-over par 297 on Friday, putting them twelve strokes behind tournament leader ASU.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><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:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Oklahoma</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&rsquo;s Pernilla Lindberg is the current leader after carding a four-under par 68 in the first round.<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 the Karsten Golf Course, which stretches 6,230 yards and is a par 72.<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;We just got off to a slow start, but not a terrible start,&rdquo; Head Coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=44575"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=44575">Greg Allen</A></A> said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;We made bogies at first and it seemed like forever for our birdies to drop.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>We were just kind of moving along at first, but that turned on the front side.&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">&ldquo;All of the birdies came in a spurt, so we were able to fight back and move up the leader board,&rdquo; Allen explained.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;Adriana (Zwanck) made a long birdie on the 13<SUP>th</SUP> hole and then we had four birdies on the 14<SUP>th</SUP> hole.&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">Junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578973"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578973">Mary Jacobs</A></A> is the lone Wildcat in the top-10, finishing the first round in a tie for seventh.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Godfrey, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Ill.</st1:State></st1:place>, native shot a one-under par 71, including four birdies, during Friday&rsquo;s play.<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">Defending tournament individual champion sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=218583"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=218583">Adriana Zwanck</A></A> currently stands in a tie for 16<SUP>th</SUP> after carding a 73 (+1).<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 told the team that today is about as bad as it could get,&rdquo; Allen said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;But we got a great round out of Mary (Jacobs) and a good round out of Adriana (Zwanck).&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> stands in a tie for 44<SUP>th</SUP> after shooting an individual season low of 76 (+4).<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=578965"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=578965">Alison Walshe</A></A> is tied for 50<SUP>th</SUP> with a first round score of 77 (+5).<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;Anytime your top player shoots five over par, you are going to have trouble doing well,&rdquo; Allen said of Walshe.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;But we will look to her to do well tomorrow.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She was having trouble with her driver today, but she definitely hung in there, especially with her birdies on the 14<SUP>th</SUP> and 15<SUP>th</SUP> holes.&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=157742"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157742">Amanda Wilson</A></A> is currently tied for 73<SUP>rd</SUP> after shooting an eight-over par 80.<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 an individual for the Wildcats is sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157741"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=157741">Marisa Smith</A></A>, who is tied for 69<SUP>th</SUP> after shooting a 79 (+7) in the opening round.<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;We know that we are capable of coming out tomorrow and putting in a good round,&rdquo; said Allen.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;I believe in this team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I know that we are twelve back (in this tournament), but we are really trying to gain momentum, especially heading into the post-season.&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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Top Five Teams</SPAN></U></B><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">1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> State<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>285 (-3)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T2. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma</st1:place></st1:State> State<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN>290 (+2)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T2. Pepperdine<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 3"> </SPAN>290 (+2)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Vanderbilt<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 3"> </SPAN>291 (+3)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">5. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State> A&amp;M <SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 3"> </SPAN>293 (+5)<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">T7.<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>71 (-1)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T16.<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>73 (+1)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T44.<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>76 (+4)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T50.<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>77 (+5)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">T73.<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>80 (+8)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">*T69. <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>79 (+9)<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 an individual.<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 continues tomorrow with a second round tee time of 8am.<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>
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