Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Golf Third at Bruin/Wave
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 05, 2013
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March 5, 2013

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TUCSON - Paced by freshman Janie Jackson's fourth-place finish, University of Arizona women's golf turned in a bronze showing at the Bruin/Wave Invitational on Tuesday. The three-round, two-day event, hosted by UCLA and Pepperdine, was held at the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif. (par 72, 6,131 yards).

No. 1 USC won the team race with a score of 884 (+20). No. 20 UCLA finished second with an 886 (+22). No. 8 Arizona rounded out the top three with an 896 (+32). The Cats recorded rounds of 305, 294 and 297 for their best finish of the spring and their highest finish October. USC's Annie Park won the individual race with a score of 215 (-1).

"I'm very proud of my top three ladies," head coach Laura Ianello said. "Janie (Jackson), Kendall (Prince) and Manon (Gidali) have continued to be great leaders for this team. Their top-10 finishes helped us get third place this week. Patricia Garcia, who played as an individual, also had two great rounds of 75. Andrea (Vilarasau) finished strong today with two birdies and Anna Kim really helped us yesterday. We leave Saturday for Hawaii and we're looking for our first victory of the spring season."

Freshman Janie Jackson paced Arizona with a fourth-place finish, her best as a collegian. She fired rounds of 78, 68 and 74 for a three-round score of 220 (+4). Her second-round 68 matched her collegiate best from the Stanford Intercollegiate in October. Jackson paced three Cats to top-10 finishes.

No. 41 sophomore Manon Gidali and No. 47 sophomore Kendall Prince shared a four-way tie for 10th place. Gidali, moving up nine places during the final round, scored a 224 (+8) with rounds of 75, 76 and 71. Gidali's low of 71 matches her season best, shot three times in 2012-13. Prince carded rounds of 76, 72 and 76.

Sophomore Anna Kim rounded out the Arizona scoring five in a two-way tie for 33rd place. She shot rounds of 78, 76 and 82 for a score of 236 (+20).

Sophomore Patricia Garcia, playing as an individual in her Wildcat debut, finished in a two-way tie for 27th place with rounds of 75, 82 and 75 for a score of 232 (+16).

The Wildcats will compete next at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, in Honolulu, Hawaii, March 12-13.