Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Arizona Wins Home Golf Event
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 08, 2011
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Feb. 8, 2011

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TUCSON - On a windy day with difficult conditions, the University of Arizona women's golf team persevered and came away with the win at the Wildcat Invitational. The two-day, three-round event was held at The Golf Club at Vistoso (par 72, 6,250 yards).

Arizona won the team race with a three-round score of 875 (286-286-303) (+11), California was second with a score 886 (284-290-312) (+22) and Arizona State rounded out the top three, carding an 895 (296-296-303) (+31).

"I'm really proud of the team," head coach Laura Ianello said. "They did a great job. We came into the tournament very prepared. For the last three weeks, we've been out here almost every day. I knew our team knew this course and we are confident in our game. I'm thrilled to get this win."

Junior Isabelle Boineau won the individual title with a three-round total of 212 (-4). She carded scores of 69, 70 and 73. Junior Margarita Ramos finished tied for eighth with a score of 220 (+4). Her three rounds carded at 73, 71 and 76. Junior Nikki Koller came back to finish 11th with rounds of 74, 72 and 76 for a total of 222 (+6). Senior Alejandra Llaneza was tied for 13th after shooting 70, 73 and 81 for a three-round total of 224 (+8). Sophomore Kyndall Ardoin rounded out the Wildcat five at tied for 38th. She carded scores of 79, 75 and 78 for a three-round total of 232 (+16).

"This feels amazing," Boineau said. "Winning means a lot. To get the team win is also great and I'm really proud of us. Dealing with the wind, I just tried to stay mentally strong and focused."

Freshman Haley Andreas and junior Ashley Malaska played as individuals. Andreas finished fifth with a three round score of 215 (-1) after carding scores of 72, 67 and 76. Malaska was tied for 66th with a 78, 79 and 85, good for a total of 242 (+26).

Arizona will compete next at the Bruin Wave Invitational, hosted by UCLA, in Valencia, Calif., Feb. 28 to March 2.

Individual medalist Isabelle Boineau and head coach Laura Ianello discuss the win: