April 3, 2004
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TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona women's golf team stands tied for fifth with Texas, Saturday after its second round of competition at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
The Wildcats shot a 17-over-par 593 to trail first-round leader UCLA by 14 strokes after the Bruins shot a 3-over-par 579. Southern California stands in second after carding a 6-over-par 582. New Mexico (588) is in third and California (592) occupies the fourth position .
In her first tournament since the Wildcat Invitational sophomore Erica Blasberg is tied for third place with three other golfers after shooting a 142 (-2). The sophomore from Corona, Calif. participated in two LPGA tournaments as an amateur before returning to team play with the Wildcats.
Junior Miriam Kraschinski is tied for 12th after shooting 2-over-par 146. Sophomore Lani Elston is tied for 32nd at 6-over-par 150. Sophomore Cassandra Kirkland is tied for 63rd place after shooting 11-over-par 155 through round two. While sophomore Whitney Welch shot a 19-over-par 163 to tie for 87th place.
Also competing for Arizona, as an individual is sophomore Katie Christy who is in 76th place after carding 15-over-par 159.
The Wildcats will tee off in Sunday's final round at 7:30 a.m. MST. The tournament is being played at Karten Golf Course on the Arizona State campus, a par 72, 6,230-yard layout.