April 17, 2011
TUCSON - After day one of the Pac-10 Women's Golf Championships, the University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf team sits in a tie for fourth place. The three-round, 54-hole event is being held at ASU's Karsten Golf Course (par 72, 6,230 yards).
After 18 holes, No. 2 USC and No. 24 Stanford share the team lead after shooting rounds of 282 (-6). No. 1 UCLA is in third place with a 284 (-4). No. 7 Arizona and No. 33 Oregon are tied for fourth place with scores of 290 (+2). No. 24 Tiffany Lua of UCLA leads the individual race after firing a four-under 68 in round one.
"Isabelle (Boineau), Kyndall (Ardoin) and Margarita (Ramos) all had solid performances today," head coach Laura Ianello. "Nikki (Koller) and Alejandra (Llaneza) are confident and will make a huge comeback starting tomorrow. We are feeling good and we know we are able to shoot under par on this golf course. The next two days are going to be great. Tomorrow, I would like to see us get off to a better start for the first five holes since we seemed to struggle with them today."
No. 26 junior Isabelle Boineau was the Wildcats' top finisher with a round of 70 (-2) during round one. She had an eagle on hole five and birdies on holes 12 and 16. No. 59 junior Margarita Ramos and sophomore Kyndall Ardoin share an eight-way tied for 11th place with scores of even-par 72. Ramos had five birdies while Ardoin shot the day's only hole-in-one on par three No. 16.
"On the 15th fairway, my coach (Laura Ianello) and I were talking about 16 because I birdied on 16 all three rounds on this course two weeks ago. Coach said `just make a hole-in-one, no big deal,'" Ardoin said. "I knew I hit it really well then I looked up and it went in. It was pretty awesome."
Live results are available at golfstat.com. Play will resume at 8 a.m. PT on Monday.