Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Golf Heads to Stanford Intercollegiate
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 17, 2007
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Whatˇ?s Happening in the Clubhouse: The No. 8 Arizona womenˇ?s golf team will tee-off Friday through Sunday, October 19-21, at the Stanford Fall Intercollegiate hosted by the Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

The Course: The Stanford Golf Course stretches 6,092 yards and is a par-71.? The course is rated one of the best in the world and has been home to the Pac-10 Championships, Womenˇ?s NCAA Championships, USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, and U.S. Open Qualifying.

The Field: Joining the Wildcats at the tournament are 10 other teams ranked in the top-30, seven of which are ranked in the top-15, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Duke, No 4 Arizona State, No. 10 Georgia, No. 14 California, and No. 15 Vanderbilt.? Also in the top-30 are No. 16 Arkansas, No. 20 Pepperdine, No. 23 Texas, and No. 28 New Mexico.? Other participating teams in the 18 team field are Stanford, Washington State, San Jose State, Oregon, Washington, UNLV, and Oregon State.

The Schedule: 18 holes will be played each day with tee times scheduled for 8:30 a.m. PT.? A shot-gun start at 7:30 a.m. is scheduled for Sunday.

Coming to You Live: Live scoring for the tournament will be provided on Complete scoring will be available on after each round of play.

Whoˇ?s on the Green for Arizona:

Golfer?????????????????????? Year???????????????Stroke Avg.???? Top 10/20??? Low Rnd?????? Events

Alison Walshe??????? Sr.?????????????? 71.33???????????? 3/0?????????? 68??????????????? 3?
Mary Jacobs?????????? Sr.?????????????? 75.88???????????? 0/0?????????? 72??????????????? 3
Adriana Zwanck??????Jr.???????????????72.66????????????? 2/0??????????70??????????????? 3?
Brittany Benvenuto?So.?????????????? 00.00???????????? 0/0???????????0???????????????? 0
Alejandra Llaneza?? Fr.?????????????? 77.44???????????? 0/0?????????? 76????????????????3

By the Numbers: Vanderbilt was last yearˇ?s Stanford Intercollegiate winner, their first win at the event.? Arizona has won the tournament twice since its appearance in 1995, with the most recent title coming in 2000.? The last Wildcat to win the tournament was senior Alison Walshe, who tied for first last year with Stacey Lewis of Arkansas.? No team has won the tournament more than twice in the last twelve years.

Last Time on the Fairway:? The Arizona womenˇ?s golf team finished fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, held at the Sahalee Country Club Golf Course in Seattle, Washington, October 8-10.? The Wildcats shot a four day total of 902 (+38).? Leading Arizona individually was senior Alison Walshe who carded a tournament total of 209 (-10) to tie for first place.? Walshe garnered her eleventh top-10 finish as a Wildcat at the tournament and her fourth first place finish at Arizona.? Southern Cal won the tournament after carding an 882 (+18) through three rounds of play.

Also competing for the Wildcats was junior Adriana Zwanck, who carded a three over 219 to claim third place.? The Madrid, Spain native now has five top-10 finishes in the past two seasons.? Freshman Alejandra Llaneza finished in a tie for 41st place with a score of 233 (+17) after 54 holes of play.? Senior Mary Jacobs tied for 51st place after carding a 236 (+20), while junior Amanda Wilson tied for 53rd place with a total score of 237 (+21).

Interesting Notes: Senior Alison Walshe leads the Arizona team in several categories following three tournaments of the fall season.? The Westford, Mass., product has a stroke average of 71.33 and the lowest tournament score of 209.? Walshe also maintains the lowest round score of 68 and the most rounds at or under par, having gathered six thus far.? In each of the three tournaments of the fall season, Walshe has finished in the top-10, including a first place finish at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.? Walshe will also be defending her title at last yearˇ?s Stanford Intercollegiate.

Trio of Pac-10 Honors: Three Wildcats earned Pac-10 honors during the 2006-07 season.? Junior Alison Walshe was named to the first team, while junior Mary Jacobs and sophomore Adriana Zwanck received second team recognition.? The Wildcats have had at least three players earn Pac-10 honors in 11 of the last 12 seasons.

Wildcat All-Americans:? Two Arizona golfers were honored as All-Americans for the 2006-07 season.? Alison Walshe was named a first team All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) and a second team All-American by Golfweek magazine.? Mary Jacobs was an All-American honorable mention selection by the magazine as well.

Smarty ˇ®Cats:? Alison Walshe and Mary Jacobs also earned Pac-10 All-Academic team honors after the spring 2007 season.? Jacobs was named to the first team, while Walshe garnered honorable mention honors.? Jacobs is majoring in Psychology and currently has a 3.5 GPA.

The Stanford Fall Intercollegiate:? The tournament began in 1995 and has seen eight different tournament winners in the twelve years it has been active.

Coach Haywoodˇ?s Teeˇ?s Off:? ˇ?We are really looking forward to playing at Stanford where we always play well and have a chance to win. Last year, we were in the final group and fighting for the victory so itˇ?s a place that brings back good memories for everyone. Alison Walshe is the defending champion and she will be looking to capture back-to-back tournament victories this week, coming off of her co-medalist performance at Sahalee C.C. Adriana Zwank is playing better than ever and she will looking to improve on her runner-up performance from last year as well. If we can be consistent with our 3-4-5 players, we will definitey have a chance to bring home the championship.ˇ±

Driving Range Rankings:? Arizona is currently ranked 8th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.? Individually, senior Alison Walshe ranks No. 5, while junior Adriana Zwanck is ranked No. 18.

Chipping the Competition:? The Stanford Fall Intercollegiate is composed of 11 teams that rank in the top-30 according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.? Nine of the Pac-10 teams are participating, four of which are ranked in the top-20, including No. 1 UCLA, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 8 Arizona, and No. 14 California.

Top Flight:? The Wildcats finished in the top 10 at each of the events that they participated in during the 2006-07 season, excluding the NCAA Championships.? Arizona placed an
individual in the top 10 six times throughout the fall of 2006, with two first-place finishes by Alison Walshe.? Through eight tournaments in the spring, the Wildcats continued their streak by adding seven more top 10 finishes to their record, four of which were top-5 finishes at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, the BYU Dixie
Classic, and the Pac-10 Conference Championships.? Three Wildcats finished in the top-10 at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, with Alison Walshe leading the way in fourth.? Amanda Wilson finished fifth and Mary Jacobs tied for ninth.? Following two tournaments of the 2007 fall season, the Wildcats have begun the tradition once again, tying for sixth place at the Mason Rudolph Championship and at the NCAA Preview, and grabbing fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.? Two Wildcats also finished in the top-10 at the first tournament, as Adriana Zwanck finished eighth and? Alison Walshe tied for tenth.?? At the latest tournament, Walshe garnered her eleventh top-10 finish as a Wildcat, claiming her fourth first place finish in two seasons.