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Wildcats in 8th Place after Round One at the Wildcat Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 21, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. - The Wildcats women’s golf team shot a +6, 290 in the first
round of the Wildcat Invitational and finished the day tied for 8th place.

Leading the Wildcats in the individual category is senior Cassandra Kirkland.
After eagling her final hole, Kirkland finds herself tied for 4th place with a
-2, 69.

Wildcat freshman Lauren Espinosa shot an E, 71 and sits tied for 16th place.
Two strokes behind Espinosa is fellow freshman Amanda Wilson who shot a +2, 73
and finds herself tied for 35th place.

Four Wildcats tied for 63rd place after the first round.  Freshmen Adriana
Zwanck and Sommer Scholl along with junior Rachel Gavin and senior Whitney
Welch all shot a +6, 77.

Both Scholl and Gavin are competing for the junior varsity Arizona squad.  Also
competing for the junior varsity team are Marisa Smith, who shot a +9, 80,
Brittany Pepler, who shot a +13, 84 and Brooke Schneider, who shot a +17, 88.
The Arizona junior varsity team is in 18th place with a +34, 318.

“I think we came out and played real hard today,” head coach Greg Allen
said.  “We had a very strong finish which hopefully will carry over into the
next few rounds.”

Duke shot a -3, 281 and currently sits atop the leader board and California is
only one stroke behind with a -2, 282.  USC and Arizona State are the third and
fourth place teams, respectively.  Auburn, UCLA and UNLV all tied for fifth

The tournament will continue tomorrow with the completion of the second round, which was suspended due to darkness, followed by the third and final round.


Top 5 Teams                                      Arizona Finishers
1.  Duke 281, -3                                  T4.   Cassandra Kirkland 69, -2
2.  California 282, -2                            T16.  Lauren Espinosa 71, E
3.  USC 285, +1                                  T35.  Amanda Wilson 73, +2
4.  Arizona State 286, +2                      T63.  Rachel Gavin 77, +6 (JV)
T5.  Auburn 288, +4                             T63.  Sommer Scholl 77, +6 (JV)
T5.  UCLA 288, +4                              T63.  Whitney Welch 77, +6
T5.  UNLV 288, +4                              T63.  Adriana Zwanck 77, +6
T8.  Arizona 290, +6                            T81.  Marisa Smith 80, +9 (JV)
                                                             90.  Brittany Pepler 84, +13 (JV)
                                                             94.  Brooke Schneider 88, +17 (JV)