Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Arizona Women?s Golf Slips into a Tie for 13th Place at The Preview
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 22, 2004
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BEND, Ore. ?- After a hour and a half delay this morning due to frost the Arizona women's golf team found themselves tied for 13th place with Texas Tuesday at the NCAA Fall Preview after its second day of competition in Bend, Ore.


The Wildcats shot a 28-over-par 596 to trail tournament leaders Washington and Duke by 19 strokes after they tied by shooting a 9-over-par 577. Arizona State jumped up to second after carding a 3-over-par 287 in round two.  Georgia (580) and Oklahoma State (580) are tied in fourth.


Individually, junior Cassandra Kirkland leads the Wildcats, but dropped from tied for 16th yesterday to tie for 22nd today. Kirkland shot a 3-over-par 74 in round two, placing her at 146 (+4) for the tournament. The native of Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, France placed third in last year’s NCAA Fall Preview after she shot a career low tournament 215 (-1).


Junior Lani Elston is tied in 39th after shooting 7-over-par 149. Junior Whitney Welch sits eight spots behind Elston tied in 47th after firing a 6-over-par 77 in round two. Senior Mar Garcia is tied for 62nd at 10-over-par 152. Senior Miriam Kraschinski is tied for 66th place after shooting 5-over-par 76 in round two.


The Wildcats will tee off in the final round action on Wednesday beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST.  The tournament is being held at The Sunriver Resort’s Meadows Golf Course, Par 71 over a 6,300-yard layout.



Place     School                Score                Place                Name, School                                Scores

T1.          Duke                    577 (+9)                T1.                Karin Sjodin, Oklahoma St.         134 (-8)

T1.          Washington        577 (+9)                T1.                Louise Stahle, Arizona St.           134 (-8)

3.             Arizona St.          579 (+11)                3.                Brittany Lang, Duke                      138 (-4)

T4.          Georgia               580 (+12)             T4.                Ana Kostina, WSU                         141 (-1)

T4.          Oklahoma St.     580 (+12)             T4.                Allison Martin, Gerogia                 141 (-1)

                                                                            T4.                Whitney Wade, Georgia               141 (-1)



Place     Arizona Golfer              Score   

T22.        Cassandra Kirkland    146 (+4)

T39.        Lani Elston                    149 (+7)

T47.        Whitney Welch              150 (+8)

T62.        Mar Garcia                     152 (+10)

T66.        Miriam Kraschinski      153 (+11)


Notes: ... The team has played poorly on the back nine in the two days of the tournament. They have bogeyed 28 times...Cassandra Kirkland had three birdies in the second round...The weather in Bend, Ore., is much cooler than Tucson. The temperature will be in the high 60s through tomorrow’s action...A frost delay is expected...