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Adriana Zwanck Named Player of the Week
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 13, 2006
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Arizona women’s golf freshman Adriana Zwanck has been selected as Golf World’s female college player of the week for March 28-April 5 for her first-place finish at the PING/ASU Invitational. 


Zwanck shot a 69 (-3) in the first round and sat atop the leader board.  She followed that a 73 (+1) in the second round with a career-low 68 (-4) in the third round to earn the tournament’s individual championship.


The bogey-free final round of 68 (-4) marks not only Zwanck’s collegiate career low, but ties her with fellow classmate Amanda Wilson and senior Cassandra Kirkland for the lowest round by an Arizona golfer this season.


Zwanck joined the Arizona women’s golf team at the start of the spring season, and has since started five tournaments, winning two.  Her 73.86 stroke average leads the team. 


The previous week at the Mountain View Intercollegiate, Zwanck carded a 69 (-3) in the first round, followed by a 72 (E) in each of the following two rounds, giving her a tournament total of 213    (-3) and earning her first individual collegiate victory.


Catching the eye of not only her coaches but also the media, that performance earned Zwanck Golf World’s honorable mention for player of the week for the week of March 20-26.


“I’ve said from day one that Adri reminds me so much of Lorena (Ochoa) in terms of attitude and how she treats people,” head coach Greg Allen said.  “Now that she is starting to play like Lorena, it’s just an added bonus.”


In the previous six rounds, Zwanck has carded a score of par or under, five times, three of which have been under par.  Zwanck and Wilson lead the Wildcats in this category, each with six rounds at par or under.


Zwanck, a native of Madrid, Spain, is used to seeing a first-place finish next to her name. 


She placed first at the 2003 Spanish Amateur International and at the European Team

Amateur Championship. 


Prior to her arrival in Tucson, Zwanck was ranked first in the Spanish Amateur Rankings and was first on the European Team. 


The Wildcats and Zwanck next tee off April 24-26 at the Oro Valley Country Club in Tucson, Ariz., for the Pac-10 Championships.