March 14, 2011
TUCSON - No. 6 University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf sits in third place after one day and two rounds at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational on Monday. The two-day, three-round event is being hosted by the University of Hawaii at the Kane'ohe Klipper Golf Course in Kane'ohe, O'ahu.
After two rounds, the Wildcats are in third place with a carding of 600 (+24). No. 10 Arizona State leads the 19-team field with a score of 586 (+10). No. 21 Notre Dame rounds out the top three in second place with a 591 (+15).
Individually, No. 87 senior Alejandra Llaneza is Arizona's leader after two rounds with a second-place finish. She has collected a score of 143 (-1) with rounds of 70 and 73. No. 21 junior Isabelle Boineau is in a tie for eighth place after carding rounds of 74 and 75 (149, +5) on day one. No. 29 junior Margarita Ramos shot rounds of 77 and 76 (153, +9) to end day one in a tie for 16th place.
Arizona's fourth finisher was sophomore Kyndall Ardoin. Her two-round total of 156 (79-77, +12) is good for a tie for 47th-place finish. Rounding out the Wildcat five was freshman Haley Andreas. She shot rounds of 78 and 85 for a total of 163 (+19) and a tie for 74th-place finish.
"I'm very disappointed in our team play today," head coach Laura Ianello said. "We struggled in the wind and on the greens. We are looking to make a strong comeback tomorrow. Alejandra (Llaneza) is leading the way for us and she is playing very well. She's looking to get her first collegiate victory tomorrow."
After round one, the Cats sat in third place after shooting a 299 (+11). Arizona State (293, +5) led the field and Notre Dame (298, +10) was in second place.
After round one, Llaneza was in second place with a score of 70 (-2). Boineau was tied for ninth with a 74 (+2). Ramos was tied for 25th after carding a 77 (+5). In a tie for 37th was Andreas. She shot a 78 (+6). Rounding out the Arizona five was Ardoin in a tie for 47th. She recorded a 79 (+7).
Junior Nikki Koller is playing as an individual. In the round one, she shot a 77 (+5). She improved to a 76 (+4) in round two and currently sits in a tie for 26th place.
Round three at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational will tee-off at 7:30 a.m. HT on Tuesday.