Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Golf In Fourth Place After Round One of Golf World Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - The Arizona women's golf team shot an opening round of 296 at the Golf World Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C. on Friday to earn a tie for fourth place. The Wildcats are 12 strokes off the pace set by tournament leader, Duke.

Freshman Lorena Ochoa shot an opening round of four-under-par 68 to take the individual lead by one shot over Young-A Yang of Tennessee. This marks the third consecutive tournament where Ochoa, the nation's No. 1 golfer according to the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings, has held the lead after one round of play.

The Wildcats' other freshman standout, Natalie Gulbis, carded a two-over 74 to tie for 23rd place. Senior Christelle Cuzon shot 76 (+4) to come in at 38th place. Junior Cristina Baena, the nation's third-ranked golfer, finished the day tied for 44th after shooting a six-over 78. Rounding out the Wildcat lineup is senior Christina Monteiro, who carded an 84 (+12) to end the day in 59th place.

Tournament leader Duke shot an opening round of 284 to take a seven shot lead over second-place Auburn. Also in the top five are Texas and Tennessee.

Play continues Saturday on the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation on Hilton Head Island.

Place	School	       Score Fin.
1	Duke		284 (-4)
2	Auburn		291 (+3)
3	Texas		292 (+4)	
T4	Tennessee	296 (+8)		
        ARIZONA         296 (+8)

	Name		School	Score
1	LORENA OCHOA	Arizona	68 (-4)
2	Young-A Yang	Tenn	69 (-3)
T3	Candy Hannemann	Duke	70 (-2)
	MEstrada	Duke	70 (-2)
T5	Hilary Homeyer	Stan.	71 (-1)
	Courtney Swaim	Auburn	71 (-1)

Place	Arizona Golfers	        Score
1	Lorena Ochoa		68 (-4)
T23	Natalie Gulbis		74 (+2)
T38	Christelle Cuzon	76 (+4)
T44	Cristina Baena		78 (+6)
59	Christina Monteiro	84 (+12)