Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Golf in Fifth at Stanford Intercollegiate
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 16, 2004
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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STANFORD, Calif. - The Arizona women's golf team stands in fifth Friday after its first round of competition at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.


                The Wildcats shot a 9-over-par 289 to trail leader Arizona State by seven strokes after the Sun Devils shot a 2-over-par 282. Pepperdine (284) and Washington (284) are tied in second. While UCLA shot a 7-over-par 287 to occupy fourth.


                “We’ve been in good situations after the first rounds this season so far,” Head Coach Greg Allen said. “We just need to capitalize on our success today on the course going into the final two rounds.”


                Individually, senior Miriam Kraschinski and junior Cassandra Kirkland are tied in fourth at even-par 70. With today’s score Kirkland tied her season-low round. For Kraschinski, the 70 in today’s action is her season’s lowest round.


                “We had a great effort from Miriam [Kraschinski] and Cassandra [Kirkland] today,” Allen said. “Their scores helped in our low score.”


                Junior Whitney Welch is tied for 38th after carding a 4-over-par 74. Senior Mar Garcia is tied for 46th place after shooting 5-over-par 75. Junior Lani Elston is tied for 80th at 10-over-par 80. Competing Individually for Arizona, sophomore Rachel Gavin is in 92nd after firing 16-over-par 86.


                The Wildcats will tee off in Saturday’s second round beginning at 8:30 a.m. (PST). The Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate is being held at Stanford Golf Course located on the Stanford campus. The course is par 70 over 5,853 yards.