Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cats One Round Away from an NCAA Championship Birth
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 13, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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AUBURN-Wash. - The Arizona women’s golf team slid into sixth place at the West Regional in Washington after shooting 12-over-par 300, three strokes better than yesterday.    


Arizona freshman Sommer Scholl chipped her way into the top 20, carding a 73 (+1) in round two.  Scholl is tied for 12th place heading into the third and final round.  Joining her in the top 20 is fellow classmate Adriana Zwanck in a tie for 16th place.  Zwanck shot a four-over-par 76.


“We got off to a good start today as a team,” said head coach Greg Allen.  “As we made the turn, we started to give a little back.”


Jumping two spots to take the tournament lead was Purdue, posting a 294 (+6).  UCLA and Washington each shot a 288 (E) in round one, finished in a tie for first place.  Today the Bruins and Huskies each shot a 15-over-par 303 and sit in a tie for second place. 


Stanford and Georgia have posted a 22-over-par 598 through two rounds.  The 598 score the two teams have posted is only five strokes more than the sixth place Wildcats (603).


Arizona senior Cassandra Kirkland matched her round one score of 76 (+4).  Kirkland sits in a tie for 30th place heading into the final round.


“I am very pleased with how we finished, I saw three birdies from three of our girls in the last four holes,” Allen said. 


Shaving five strokes off her round one score, freshman Lauren Espinosa carded a three-over-par 75 and jumped 36 spots on the leader board to 48th.  Rounding out the Cats squad was Amanda Wilson who posted a 91 (+19).


Washington senior Paige Mackenzie posted a score in the 60s for the second consecutive day, carding a 3-under-par 69.  Mackenzie has taken a commanding seven-stroke lead with a score of 137 (-7).


“We definitely have a chance to get it done tomorrow,” said Allen.  “As long as we come out, not concerned with the outcome, we’ll have another good day.”


The Cats will tee-off from the 10th hole tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. PT.


Top 5 Teams                                                  Arizona Finishers

1. Purdue 289-294=583 (+7)                          T12. Sommer Scholl 75-73=148 (+4)

T2. UCLA 288-303-591 (+15)                       T16. Adriana Zwanck 73-76=149 (+5)

T2. Washington 288-303=591 (+15)             T30. Cassandra Kirkland 76-76=152 (+8)

T4. Stanford 303-295=598 (+22)                   T48. Lauren Espinosa 80-75-155 (+11)

T4. Georgia 296-302=598 (+22)                    T100. Amanda Wilson 79-91=170 (+26)

6. Arizona 303-300= (+27)