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Women?s Golf Finish PING/ASU Invitational in 10th Place
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/03/2006
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The Arizona women’s golf team jumped four spots on the leader board in the third round of the PING/ASU Invitational and finished the tournament in 10th place.


The Cats shot a tournament low 294 (+6) in the third round and were able to putt their way into the top 10.  The 294 (+6) that the Wildcats posted was fourth best today. 


Arizona freshman Adriana Zwanck began the day in fourth place but after carding a 68 (-4), a new collegiate low, Zwanck finished the tournament with a 210 (-6) and was able to hold on for the tournament championship.


Competing as individuals were junior Rachel Gavin and freshmen Sommer Scholl and Marisa Smith.  Gavin carded her best round of the tournament with a 74 (+2) and finished in 36th place, 10 spots higher than where she began the day.


Scholl carded a 231 (+15) and finished the tournament in a tie for 45th place.  After shooting an 86 (+14) in round two, Smith matched her round one score of 79 (+7) and finished the tournament in 80th place with a 244 (+28).


Freshman Amanda Wilson shot a 74 (+2), her best round of the tournament.  Wilson finished the tournament in a tie for 50th place with a 232 (+16).  Fellow classmate Lauren Espinosa carded her best round of the tournament too with a 75 (+3), finishing in a tie for 63rd place.


Senior Cassandra Kirkland became the sixth Wildcat in the tournament to enjoy her best round of the tournament today.  Kirkland shot a 77 (+5) and finished the tournament tied for 68th place.            


Rounding out the Wildcat squad was senior Whitney Welch who finished the tournament tied for 83rd place.  Welch carded an 84 (+12) in the third round, giving her a tournament score of 246 (+30).


UCLA was able to hold off ASU and win the tournament with a combined score of 865 (+1).  The Sun Devils shot an 866 (+2), 12 strokes better than third place team Texas A&M.


USC and Pepperdine round out the top 5 shooting an 893 (+29) and 895 (+31), respectively.


The Wildcats will next tee of at the Pac-10 Championships in Oro Valley, Ariz. April 24-26.




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