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Arizona Women?s Golf Finishes Tied For 12th at Mason Rudolph
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 04, 2004
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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...