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Alison Walshe Named Golfweek Magazine Women?s Player of the Week
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 20, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz., - University of Arizona junior Alison Walshe has been named Golfweek Magazine’s Women’s Player of the Week, following her individual win at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn.


“I knew that Alison would make an immediate impact in college golf this year,” said Arizona head coach Greg Allen, “She came out and played phenomenal golf this past weekend.”


Walshe carded a five-under-par 67 in the final round, which was the tournament low on Sunday.  The junior finished the tournament with a total score of 210 (-6) to take a two-stroke victory.  Walshe recorded 10 birdies in the 54-hole event. 


“In the play itself, I owe it to my iron shots and short game,” Walshe said, “I was hitting the ball close and was able to convert with my putting to make some birdies.”


“Alison was really dialed in with her irons during the final round,” said Allen, “She birded three holes in a row to basically take control of the tournament.”


It was the first tournament at Arizona for the Westford, Mass., native.  Walshe earned All-American honors last season at Tulane University.  Walshe transferred to Arizona after the Green Wave elected to cut eight sports from its athletic program due to Hurricane Katrina. 


“I couldn’t have asked for a better start,” Walshe said, “With the win I have a little more confidence to hopefully carry on through the semester.”


“Alison brings so much to the team, even outside of her golfing ability,” Allen said.


Arizona will next be in action, Oct. 9-11, at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational held in Seattle, Wash.