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Top-10 Finish Within Reach for Women?s Golf at NCAA National Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 24, 2006
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COLUMBUS, Ohio ?- The Arizona women’s golf team posted a 19-over-par 319 in the second round of the NCAA National Championships, and currently sits in 21st place at the Scarlet Golf Course. 


“Today we got off to a bad start, and unfortunately it just got worse,” said head coach Greg Allen.


Individually for Arizona, freshman Adriana Zwanck and senior Cassandra Kirkland are tied for 49th place.  Zwanck shot a 78 (+6) in round two, while Kirkland carded a seven-over-par 79.  The two have a combined two-round score of eight-over-par 152 heading into round three.  


Arizona State carded a six-over-par 294 in the second round and surpassed USC for the lead half-way through the tournament.  The Sun Devils sit in first place with a 586 (+10), three strokes ahead of Duke (589). 


Southern California posted a 300 (+12) in round two and sits in third place with a 15-over-par 591.  Tennessee shaved 13 strokes of its round one score and currently is in fourth place.  Purdue and Pepperdine are tied for fifth place with a tournament score of 596 (+20).


Arizona freshman Sommer Scholl posted an 82 (+10) in round two and is tied for 62nd place with two rounds still to play.  Fellow classmate Amanda Wilson is tied for 115th place with a combined score of 162 (+18).


Junior Rachel Gavin shaved four strokes off her first round score and finished round two with an 80 (+8) to round out the Arizona squad.


After bogeying her first hole, Pepperdine junior Eileen Vargas shot two-under-par on the remaining 17 holes and sits atop the individual leader bored for the second consecutive day. 


“Our goal coming in was to finish in the top four, and take home a trophy,” Allen said.  “But we have re-adjusted our goals and now our goal is to try and finish in the top 10, something that I think we can accomplish.”


Only 10 strokes separate the 21st place Wildcats and the ninth place LSU Tigers with 36-holes still to be played.    


The Wildcats will tee-off for round three tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.


Top 5 Teams                                                  Arizona Finishers

1. ASU 292-294=586 (+10)                            T49. Adriana Zwanck 74-78=152 (+8)

2. Duke 297-292=589 (+13)                           T49. Cassandra Kirkland 73-79=152 (+8)

3. USC 291-300=591 (+15)                            T62. Sommer Scholl 71-82=153 (+9)

4. Tennessee 303-290=593 (+17)                   T115. Amanda Wilson 78-84=162 (+18)

T5. Pepperdine 301-295=596 (+20)               121. Rachel Gavin 84-80=164 (+20)

T5. Purdue 301-295=596 (+20)                     

21. Arizona 296-319=615 (+39)


Top 5 Individuals

1. Eileen Vargas, Pepperdine 68-71-139 (-5)

2. Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State 70-73=143 (-1)

T3. Tiffany Chudy, Florida 69-75=144 (E)

T3. Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee 75-69=144 (E)

T5. Jennie Lee, Duke 73-72=145 (+1)

T5. Onnarin Sattayabanphot, Purdue 74-71=145 (+1)

T5. Abigale Schepperle, Auburn 74-71=145 (+1)

T5. Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana, Stanford 74-71=145 (+1)

T5. Tiffany Tavee, Arizona State 73-72=145 (+1)