Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women?s Golf Shows Improvement in Washington
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 13, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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SAMMASH, Wash. ?- The Arizona women’s golf team finished in 5th place at the Edean Ithlanfeldt Invitational. 


The Wildcats posted a 302 in the third and final round at the Edean Ithlanfeldt Invitational, finishing +54 (918).  “Overall I am pleased with our 5th place finish,” head coach Greg Allen said.  “We showed improvement since the last time we were out there.”


After leading in round one, Pepperdine came back to win the tournament with a third round score of 290 finishing +27 (891) a stroke better than second place Arizona State.


For the third straight day freshman Lauren Espinosa led the Wildcats, shooting a +1 (73) in round three.  Espinosa finished the tournament in a three way tie for 9th place with a tournament total of 225 (+9).


Amanda Wilson finished the tournament tied for 15th place.  Wilson shot a +4 (76) in round three and finished with a +12 (228).  “I am very pleased with how our freshman played this week,” Allen said.  “Having two of our freshman lead us this early in the year is very exciting and promising.”


Lani Elston-Marshall finished tied for 23rd place with a 231.  Sommer Scholl shot an 82 in round three and finished tied for 52nd place.  Cassandra Kirkland had her best round of the tournament today with a +4 (76).  Kirkland finished the tournament in 63rd place.


The Wildcats have a few weeks off before returning to the course. 


Top 5 Teams                                      Arizona Finishers

1.  Pepperdine             +27 (891)        T9.  Lauren Espinosa              +9 (225)

2.  Arizona State         +28 (892)        T15.  Amanda Wilson                        +12 (228)

3.  USC                       +45 (909)        T23.  Lani Elston-Marshall    +15 (231)

4.  UNLV                    +51 (915)        T52.  Sommer Scholl             +24 (240)       

5.  Arizona                 +54 (918)        63.  Cassandra Kirkland         +31 (247)