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Women's Golf Heads to Las Vegas
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/24/2007
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Whatˇ?s Happening in the Clubhouse: The No. 8 Arizona womenˇ?s golf team will tee-off Monday through Wednesday, October 29-31, at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown hosted by the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev.

The Course: The Angel Park Golf Course stretches 6,722 yards and is a par-71.? The club offers 36 holes of championship golf designed by Arnold Palmer.? Angel Park has been rated as the best golf course in Las Vegas eleven of the last twelve years.

The Field: Joining the Wildcats at the tournament are 11 other teams ranked in the top-50, five of which are ranked in the top-20, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, including No. 11 Tennessee, No. 13 Denver, No. 15 Oklahoma State, No. 16 Pepperdine, and No. 17 Kent State.? Also in the top-50 are No. 23 TCU, No. 26 Texas A&M, No. 27 New Mexico, No. 32 Stanford, No. 37 BYU, and No. 48 Missouri.? Other participating teams in the 18 team field are Eastern Washington, Long Beach State, SMU, UNLV, and Washington.

The Schedule: 18 holes will be played each day with tee times scheduled for 8:30 a.m. MST.? A shot-gun start at 7:30 a.m. is scheduled for Wednesday.

Coming to You Live: Live scoring for the tournament will be provided on www.golfstat.com. Complete scoring will be available on www.arizonaathletics.com after each round of play.

Who's on the Green for Arizona:

Golfer????????????????????Year?????????????? Stroke Avg.???????????????????????? Top 10/20???????????????? Low Rnd.??????????????????? Events

Alison Walshe????? Sr.??????????????? 71.58??????????????????????????? 3/0?????????????????????? 68?????????????????????? 4?
Mary Jacobs???????? Sr.????????????????76.16??????????????????????????? 0/0?????????????????????? 72?????????????????????? 4
Adriana Zwanck????Jr.???????????????? 73.66??????????????????????????? 2/0?????????????????????? 70?????????????????????? 4?
Amanda Wilson??? Jr.??????????????? 78.33???????????????????????????? 0/0?????????????????????? 73?????????????????????? 3
Alejandra Llaneza?Fr.????????????????76.42??????????????????????????? 0/0??????????????????????? 76?????????????????????? 4
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By the Numbers: Oklahoma State was last yearˇ?s Las Vegas Intercollegiate Showdown winner after carding a nine-under 855.? Ashley Knoll of Texas A&M won the individual crown at the tournament last year with a seven-under 209.

Last Time on the Fairway:? The Arizona womenˇ?s golf team finished seventh at the Stanford Fall Intercollegiate, held at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, California, October 19-21.? The Wildcats shot a four day total of 897 (+45).? Leading Arizona individually was senior Alison Walshe who carded a tournament total of 217 (+4) to tie for eighth place.? Walshe garnered her eleventh top-10 finish as a Wildcat at the tournament, her fourth first place finish at Arizona, and her fourth top-10 finish in as many tournaments during the fall.? Arizona State won the tournament after carding an 862 (+10) through three rounds of play.

Also competing for the Wildcats was freshman Alejandra Llaneza, who finished in a tie for 16th place with a score of 220 (+7) after 54 holes of play to grab her first top-20 finish as a Wildcat.? Junior Adriana Zwanck carded a seventeen-over 230 to claim tie for 38th place.? Senior Mary Jacobs tied for 43rd place after carding a 231 (+18), while sophomore Brittany Benvenuto grabbed 87th place with a total score of 249 (+36).

Interesting Notes: Senior Alison Walshe leads the Arizona team in several categories following four tournaments of the fall season.? The Westford, Mass., product has a stroke average of 71.58 and the lowest tournament score of 209.? Walshe also maintains the lowest round score of 68 and the most rounds at or under par, having gathered seven thus far.? In each of the four tournaments of the fall season, Walshe has finished in the top-10, including a first place finish at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.

Trio of Pac-10 Honors: Three Wildcats earned Pac-10 honors during the 2006-07 season.? Junior Alison Walshe was named to the first team, while junior Mary Jacobs and sophomore Adriana Zwanck received second team recognition.? The Wildcats have had at least three players earn Pac-10 honors in 11 of the last 12 seasons.

Wildcat All-Americans:? Two Arizona golfers were honored as All-Americans for the 2006-07 season.? Alison Walshe was named a first team All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) and a second team All-American by Golfweek magazine.? Mary Jacobs was an All-American honorable mention selection by the magazine as well.

Smarty ˇ®Cats:? Alison Walshe and Mary Jacobs also earned Pac-10 All-Academic team honors after the spring 2007 season.? Jacobs was named to the first team, while Walshe garnered honorable mention honors.? Jacobs is majoring in Psychology and currently has a 3.5 GPA.

The Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown:? This is the sixth year that UNLV has hosted the 18 team tournament.? The event is sponsored by the Las Vegas Founders, a non-profit organization that coordinates major golf events, as well as volunteers and donates more than $1.5 million to Southern Nevada charities.

Coach Haywoodˇ?s Teeˇ?s Off:? ˇ?I think that as a team, we have high expectations for this tournament.? We are one of the top teams competing and I am hoping that it will all come together in Las Vegas.ˇ±

Driving Range Rankings:? Arizona is currently ranked 8th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.? Individually, senior Alison Walshe ranks No. 6, while junior Adriana Zwanck is ranked No. 25.

Chipping the Competition:? The Stanford Fall Intercollegiate is composed of 11 teams that rank in the top-50 according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.? Six of those teams are ranked in the top-20, including No. 8 Arizona, No. 11 Tennessee, No. 13 Denver, No. 15 Oklahoma State, No. 16 Pepperdine, and No. 17 Kent State.

Top Flight:? The Wildcats finished in the top 10 at each of the events that they participated in during the 2006-07 season, excluding the NCAA Championships.? Arizona placed an individual in the top 10 six times throughout the fall of 2006, with two first-place finishes by Alison Walshe.? Through eight tournaments in the spring, the Wildcats continued their streak by adding seven more top 10 finishes to their record, four of which were top-5 finishes at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, the BYU Dixie Classic, and the Pac-10 Conference Championships.? Three Wildcats finished in the top-10 at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, with Alison Walshe leading the way in fourth. Amanda Wilson finished fifth and Mary Jacobs tied for ninth. Following four tournaments of the 2007 fall season, the Wildcats have begun the tradition once again, tying for sixth place at the Mason Rudolph Championship and at the NCAA Preview, grabbing fourth at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, and taking seventh place the Stanford Fall Intercollegiate.? Two Wildcats also finished in the top-10 at the first tournament, as Adriana Zwanck finished eighth and? Alison Walshe tied for tenth.?? At the latest tournament, Walshe garnered her twelfth top-10 finish as a Wildcat, while claiming her fourth first place finish in two seasons at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.

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