March 2, 2011
TUCSON - No. 7 University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf completed day three of the Bruin/Wave Invitational, in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Wednesday. The Cats earned a runner-up finish with a three-round score of 880 (+16). The three-round, three-day event was held at the Robinson Ranch Golf Club (par 72, 6,282 yards).
"I'm proud that we were able to recover second place today," head coach Laura Ianello said. "We have a lot of work to do considering UCLA beat us by 20 strokes. Isabelle (Boineau) and Alejandra (Llaneza) both had great tournaments with top-10 finishes. Margarita (Ramos) also finished strong in 14th place."
"We are home for a week before heading to Hawaii," Ianello said. "We will be working hard on our short game. Haley Andreas played well in her first varsity tournament and we counted her score two of the three rounds. We have lots of hard work ahead of us but I know the team will continue to improve."
The hosting No. 3 UCLA Bruins won the team race with a carding of 860 (-4). No. 27 Pepperdine rounded out the top three with an 881 (+17). Individually, UCLA's Lee Lopez won the title with a 212 (-4).
For Arizona, No. 19 junior Isabelle Boineau was the top finisher in a tied for fourth place. She carded a three-day total of 216 (E). She picked up rounds of 70, 76 and 70. Senior Alejandra Llaneza moved from tied for 19th to tied for 10th on the final day of play. She collected scores of 74, 76 and 70 for a three-day total of 220 (+4). No. 30 junior Margarita Ramos finished tied for 14th with a three-day total of 223 (+7) and rounds of 75, 69 and 79, respectively.
Freshman Haley Andreas finished tied for 18th. She carded a three-round total of 224 (+8) and individual rounds of 73, 74 and 77. Junior Nikki Koller carded a 230 (+14), good for a tied for 33rd-place finish. She shot individual rounds of 78, 76 and 76, respectively.
The Wildcats will compete next at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, on March 14-15, in Waikiki, Hawaii.