TUCSON, Ariz.?- University of Arizona womenˇ?s golfers Mary Jacobs and Alison Walshe will compete in a few international events before the start of school to wrap up an already busy summer.
Jacobs, a senior to be from Godfrey, Ill., will represent the United States at the World University Games in Nakhonnayok, Thailand.? She is part of a three-woman team that includes Selanee Henderson of UC-Irvine and Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana of Stanford.
Fifty-four-holes will be played at the World University Games on Aug. 14-17.? It is the first time that golf has been included as part of the World University Games program.
An honorable mention All-American in 2006-07, Jacobs posted seven top-20 finishes and shot nine rounds at par or better.? She had the second lowest stroke average on the team (74.23).? Jacobs was also honored as a second team all-Pac-10 selection.
Walshe, a senior-to-be from Westford, Mass., won the prestigious North & South Womenˇ?s Amateur on July 22 with a 3 and 2 over Jenny Suh in the championship match.? She won six matches over eight days at the Pinehurst Resortˇ?s No. 2 Course in Village of Pinehurst, N.C.? Incidentally, Walsheˇ?s last wins in the event were by 6 and 5, 4 and 3, and 3 and 2 tallies.
Walshe also represented the United States at the 32nd Annual Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., July 11-13.? Japan claimed the title in a tiebreaker, topping the U.S. in total strokes, 2,650-2,657.
During the competition, Walshe posted a 2-0 mark in singles play, the only U.S. woman to win both matches as an individual.? She and teammate Jacqui Concolino were defeated in the pairs competition.
Additionally, Walshe will compete in the 107th U.S. Womenˇ?s Amateur Championship, Aug. 6-12, at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind.
In her junior season in Tucson, Walshe posted a 73.35 stroke average and nine top-20 finishes, including three tournament victories, to lead the team.? She also carded the Wildcatsˇ? low round (67) and low tournament (207) of the season, and collected 12 rounds at or under par.? Walshe was also named as a first team All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association and was a first team all-Pac-10 selection.
UAˇ?s first day of classes is Aug. 20 and the Wildcats first competition is scheduled for Sept. 14-16 at the Mason Rudolph Championships in Nashville, Tenn.