April 12, 2013
TUCSON – With a four-under 68 opening round from sophomore Patricia Garcia, University of Arizona women’s golf sits in seventh place after day one at the PING/ASU Invitational. Held Fri.-Sun., April 12-14, the three-round event is being played at ASU Karsten Golf Course (par 72, 6,223 yards).
No. 11 UCLA leads the team race with a 279 (-9). No. 2 Duke sits in second place with a 280 (-8). No. 1 USC rounds out the top three with a 283 (-5). No. 7 Arizona sits in eighth place after shooting an even-par 288. The Cats were paired with No. 9 Washington and No. 21 Texas for the opening round of play. No. 36 Laetitia Beck of Duke and Jennifer Yang of Washington lead the field of 88 players after round one. They recorded rounds of 67 (-5).
Playing in her fourth tournament for the Wildcats, Garcia sits in a five-way tie for third place with her season-best round of 68. No. 90 freshman Janie Jackson shot an even-par 72, good for an eight-way tie at 27th place. No. 32 sophomore Manon Gidali fired a 73 (+1) to share a six-way tie for 35th place.
Freshman Anna Kim and sophomore Kendall Prince, playing as an individual, both scored rounds of 75 (+3) for a 12-way tie for 48th place. Sophomore Andrea Vilarasau rounded out the Arizona five in a seven-way tie for 66th place. She collected an opening round of 77 (+5).
Play at the PING/ASU Invitational will continue with an 8 a.m. tee time on Saturday. The Wildcats are paired with No. 25 Texas A&M and No. 15 Stanford for round two. Live results will be available at golfstat.com.