Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Arizona Women?s Golf in Ninth at NCAA West Regional
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 06, 2005
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. ?- The Arizona women's golf team stands in ninth at the NCAA West Regional after 18-holes on Thursday in Las Cruces, N.M.


The Wildcats shot a 15-over-par 303 to trail tournament leader Tennessee, after the Lay Vols shot two-over-par 291. Southern California is in second after carding a five-over-par 293. Georgia and California are tied in third at 296. BYU rounds out the Top 5 after shooting a 10-over-par 298.


Individually, junior Whitney Welch leads the Wildcats tied for 16th after shooting a two-over-par 74 in the first round.


Senior Mar Garcia and junior Cassandra Kirkland both shot a 76 (+4) in today’s first round to tie for 32nd. Junior Lani Elston is tied for 45th at five-over-par 77. Senior Miriam Kraschinski carded a six-over-par 78 to finish the first day tied for 61st.


The Wildcats will tee off tomorrow at 11:40 a.m. (PST) in round two. The tournament is being contested at New Mexico State University Golf Course, Par 72 over a 6,119-yard layout. 




Place     School                               Score                                                 Place     Name, School                                              Scores

1.             Tennessee                       291 (+3)                                             T1.          Rachel Newren, BYU                                  69 (-3)   

2.             USC                                   293 (+5)                                             T1.          Sophia Sheridan, California                      69 (-3)   

T3.          Georgia                             296 (+8)                                             T3.          Alice Kim, Northwestern                            71 (-1)   

T3.          California                          296 (+8)                                             T3.          Marci Turner, Tennessee                          71 (-1)

5.             BYU                                    298 (+10)                                          T3.          Whitney Wade, Georgia                             71 (-1)   

9.             ARIZONA                           303 (+15)                                         



Place     Arizona Golfer                 Score                                                

T16.        Whitney Welch                 74 (+2)                                              

T32.        Mar Garcia                        76 (+4)                                              

T32.        Cassandra Kirkland       76 (+4)                                              

T45.        Lani Elston                       77 (+5)

T61.        Miriam Kraschinski          78 (+6)