March 30, 2012
TUCSON –The University of Arizona Wildcat women’s golf team showed some resiliency on day one of the PING/ASU Invitational, battling back to finish in ninth place after the opening round. Earlier in the day, Arizona sat in 17th place but moved up eight spots into the top 10. Held at the ASU Karsten Golf Course (par 71, 6,099 yards) in Tempe, Ariz., competition will take place Fri.-Sun., March 30-April 1.
“I’m proud of Margarita Ramos and Manon Gidali for hanging tough today,” head coach Laura Ianello said. “We need to improve our game and play well the next two days to put ourselves in a better position to win.”
No. 5 Arizona State leads the team race with a round of 280 (-4). No. 1 UCLA and No. 39 Stanford share a tie for second place after firing rounds of 284 (E). No. 19 Arizona sits in ninth place with a first-day score of 291 (+7). Bethany Calvo of UNLV and Justine Lee of ASU share a tie for first in the individual race. They carded scores of 67 (-4).
Freshman Manon Gidali was Arizona’s top finisher after day one with four birdies on her score card. She sits in a four-way tie for third with her round of 68 (-3). Senior Margarita Ramos fired a 72 (+1) to sit in a 15-way tie for 22nd. Senior Isabelle Boineau sits in a 12-way tie for 52nd with her score of 75 (+4).
Senior Nikki Koller shot a 76 (+5) and finished in a five-way tie for 64th. Freshman Andrea Vilarasau rounded out the Arizona five in a six-way tie for 80th. She collected an opening round of 79 (+8). Competing as an individual, junior Kyndall Ardoin sits in a nine-way tie for 13th. She carded a round of 71 (E).
Play at ASU Karsten Golf Course will resume at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.