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Wildcats Rally Back For Top-Five Finish
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/17/2012
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April 17, 2012

TUCSON, Ariz. - After starting the final round in seventh place in the team standings, the University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf team rallied on the final day of play at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate to finish in fourth place for its fifth top-five result of the season. The event, hosted by UC Davis and Oregon, was held at Half Moon Bay Golf Links (Ocean Course) in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (par 72, 6,034 yards).

No. 1 UCLA won the team title with a three-round score of 849 (-15). No. 3 USC was second with an 855 (-9) and No. 40 Stanford rounded out the top three with an 868 (+4). No. 19 Arizona finished fourth with rounds of 295, 294 and 280 for a score of 869 (+5), just one stroke from a top-three finish. Erynne Lee of UCLA fired rounds of 68, 68 and 71 for a score of 207 (-9) to win the individual title.

"This tournament was a great team effort," head coach Laura Ianello said. "Manon (Gidali) led the way and Margarita Ramos had a fantastic tournament, She's showing a lot of leadership. Isabelle (Boineau) and Kyndall (Ardoin) really fought hard today and everyone had positive attitudes. We are going to work hard this week and prepare for the conference championships."

Senior Margarita Ramos, with two rounds at or below par, paced the Wildcats with a tied for fifth-place finish and a final round of 70. She carded earlier-round scores of 72 and 73 for a total of 215 (-1). Freshman Manon Gidali matched her career best and fired a round of 66 on the final day of play, also the tournament's lowest. Her score from Tuesday will rank tied for No. 2 on Arizona's all-time individual low rounds list. She moved 29 places on final day of play, from tied for 39th to tied for 10th and collected a total score of 216 (E).

Junior Kyndall Ardoin and senior Isabelle Boineau shared a tie for 32nd place. Ardoin had rounds of 74, 75 and 72 for a score of 221 (+5). Boineau collected marks of 76, 73 and 72, also for a 221 (+5). Senior Nikki Koller rounded out the Arizona five in a tie for 51st place. She had rounds of 76, 73 and 77 for a total of 226 (+10).

Arizona will compete next April 27-29, in Pullman, Wash., at the Pac-12 Championships. For continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat women's golf, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.

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