Jan. 7, 2011
TUCSON - University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf junior Margarita Ramos is playing great golf during her winter vacation in her native Mexico.
In the National Amateur Tournament at the Club de Golf Vallescondido, Ramos is in first place. With a second-round score of 73, for a two-round total of 145, Ramos is just ahead of Lee Lopez, who plays for the University of California. Lopez shot a 74 on day two and carded a 76 in round one. She holds a two-round total of 150.
"There is still a lot of golf to play and I have to concentrate," Ramos said. "You cannot lose sight of the goal and, in golf, anything can happen. I'm looking forward to playing good golf in the final two rounds."
The third round will be played on Fri., Jan. 7, and the next day (January 8) will conclude with the final round and awards ceremony of the categories Championship, AA, A and B.
"I am extremely proud of Margarita's work ethic during the break," head coach Laura Ianello said. "She is definitely setting the tone for the rest of the team this spring. She is very patriotic and to win a huge event in her country will mean so much to her. We wish her all the luck in the world."
"Alejandra Llaneza is also playing well during the break and representing the Wildcats," Ianello said. "Our team is going to be ready to compete in the Wildcat Invitational coming up in February."
Arizona will open the spring season Feb. 6-8 with the Wildcat Invitational, in Tucson. The event will be held at Arizona National Golf Club.