Oct. 21, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona women's golf team is ranked second in the latest edition of the Golf World Women's College Coaches poll. The Wildcats still hold down the top spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
Arizona received 303 points and three first-place votes in the coaches poll to trail top-ranked Duke by only four points. Auburn also received three first-place votes to stand in third place with 301 points. Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt round out the top five in the poll's fourth and fifth places, respectively.
In three tournament thus far in the fall season, Arizona has a team championship and two top-five finishes. Last weekend, the Wildcats finished fifth at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate with a three-day total of 36-over-par 900. In September, Arizona took first place at the NCAA Fall Preview.
In the Golfweek ratings, Arizona sits first with a computer rating of 71.78. Vanderbilt is second at 71.88. Two Arizona individuals are rated in the top ten. Freshman Erica Blasberg and sophomore Miriam Kraschinski have both earned medalist honors in the fall season, the wins were both the first in each golfer's career. Kraschinski is rated second, while Blasberg is 10th in the Golfweek poll.
Arizona next competes at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational in Auburn, Ala., beginning on Nov. 1.