SEATTLE, Wash. ?- The Arizona women’s golf team finished fourth at the Pac-10 Conference Championships, which concluded on Wednesday. The Wildcats carded a 310 (+22) in the final round to bring their total score to 923 (+59) after 54 holes of play. Arizona State claimed the Pac-10 title with a score of 897 (+33),eighteen strokes ahead of UCLA.
Arizona State’s Anna Nordqvist and UCLA’s Tiffany Joh competed in a sudden death match-up on the 18th hole. Joh prevailed as the Pac-10 individual champion after Nordqvist missed her birdie attempt. Nordqvist was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year, as well as Freshman of the Year. Arizona State Head Coach Melissa Luellen was named Coach of the Year. Pac-10 Teams were announced following the awards ceremony.
For the Wildcats, junior Alison Walshe grabbed her sixth top-10 finish after carding a 76 (+4) in the final round. The Westford, Mass., native finished in sixth place with a final score of 225 (+9). Walshe was also named to the All Pac-10 First Team.
Sophomore Adriana Zwanck tied for 11th with a 54-hole total score of 229 (+13). Zwanck equaled her first round score of 77 (+5) on Wednesday to garner her fourth top-20 finish of the season. Fellow sophomore Amanda Wilson finished two strokes behind Zwanck after also carding a five-over par 77 in the final round. The Hilo, Hawaii native tied for 15th place with a score of 231 (+15).
Junior Mary Jacobs finished in 26th place with a score of 238 (+22) after 54 holes of play.
Both Jacobs and Zwanck were named to the All Pac-10 Second Team, which is the second time in Zwanck’s two years that she has been named to an All Pac-10 team.
Freshman Emily Mason carded an 86 (+14) during the final round to bring her total score to 254 (+38). Mason finished in 46th place.
The Wildcats will next be in action when they participate in the NCAA Regionals, May 10-12. The location of play for Arizona will be announced on April 30.
Top Five Teams
1. Arizona State 297-300-300= 897 (+33)
2. UCLA 305-299-311= 915 (+51)
3. Southern Cal 303-311-307= 921 (+57)
4. ARIZONA 309-304-310= 923 (+59)
5. California 312-311-303= 926 (+62)
Arizona Individual Finishes
6. Alison Walshe 75-74-76= 225 (+9)
T11. Adriana Zwanck 77-75-77= 229 (+13)
T15. Amanda Wilson 78-76-77= 231 (+15)
26. Mary Jacobs 79-79-80= 238 (+22)
46. Emily Mason 84-84-86= 254 (+38)