FRANKLIN, Tenn. ?- The Arizona women's golf team finished tied for 12th place with Furman, Sunday after its final day of competition at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Franklin, Tenn.
The Wildcats shot a 38-over-par 902 to trail tournament champion Duke by 29 strokes after the Blue Devils shot a 9-over-par 873. UCLA (874) and Georgia (876) finished in second and third, respectively. Missouri moved up one spot to fourth by carding a 291 (+3) in the final round. North Carolina State rounded out the top-five after shooting a 27-over-par 891.
Individually, junior Lani Elston tied for 16th after shooting 5-over-par 221. This was a season low tournament finish for the native of Spokane, Wash. She improved this weekend, from her 35th place tie at last week’s NCAA Fall Preview where she carded a 222 (+9).
Junior Cassandra Kirkland started the tournament out strong with a 70, but shot a 79 and 77 in the final two rounds to tie her for 38th. Senior Miriam Kraschinski shot a 76 (+4) in today’s final round. Junior Whitney Welch tied for 59th at 14-over-par 230. Senior Mar Garcia finished in a tie at 75th after carding a 235 (+19).
The Wildcats will take a couple weeks off before competiting in the Stanford-Pepsi Women’s Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif. on Oct. 15-17.
Place School Score Place Name, School Scores
1. Duke 873 (+9) 1. Jackie Beers, Georgia 212 (-4)
2. UCLA 874 (+10) 2. Susie Mathews, UCLA 215 (-1)
3. Georgia 876 (+12) T3. Ashley Hoagland, Wake Forest 216 (E)
4. Missouri 882 (+18) T3. Alison Walshe, Tulane 216 (E)
5. North Carolina St. 891 (+27) T3. Leah Wigger, Virginia 216 (E)
T15. ARIZONA 902 (+38) T3. Denise Knaebel, Missour 216 (E)
T15. Furman 902 (+38) T3. Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA 216 (E)
Place Arizona Golfer Score
T16. Lani Elston 221 (+5)
T38. Cassandra Kirkland 226 (+10)
T49. Miriam Kraschinski 228 (+12)
T59. Whitney Welch 230 (+14)
T75. Mar Garcia 235 (+19)
Notes: ...Junior Lani Elston shot her season low round of 72 in the final day of the Mason Rudolph Championship...In addition it was also Elston’s season low tournament at 221 (+5)... Senior Miriam Kraschinski tied her season low tournament of 228...Also junior Whitney Welch tied her season low tournament of 230...