May 22, 2009
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The 2008-09 season came to a close for the Arizona women’s golf team as the Wildcats finished in 16th place at the 28th Annual NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships, Friday afternoon at the Caves Valley Golf Club.
Arizona rebounded from its highest score of the week on Thursday and trimmed eight strokes off that total to shoot 306 in the final round. The Wildcats, who carded all five of their rounds on Friday within two shots of each other, completed the four-round event at +83, tallying a total of 1235 strokes over the par-72, 6443-yard course.
The Wildcats finished one shot behind Georgia, but edged out playing partners Tennessee (+85) and Tennessee-Chattanooga (+96). Arizona State captured the team championship by carding a final-day total of 3-over 291 to distance itself from Pac-10 rivals UCLA and USC.
Senior Amanda Wilson completed her collegiate career with a final round 76 and led the Wildcats with a 72-hole total of +19 to end up in a share of 54th place. Freshman Isabelle Boineau matched Wilson at 76 and tied for 63rd at +21 for the championship. Fellow freshman Nikki Koller shot 78 on her final round and ended 24-over and tied for 75th.
The Mexican tandem of Margarita Ramos and Alejandra Llaneza rounded out the team as each shot 77 on Friday to end the tournament at 27-over par and tied for 90th overall. Maria Hernandez of Purdue won the individual title with a final round 71 to end up 1-over par as Jennifer Song of USC posted a double-bogey on the final hole to surrender a 1-shot lead.