Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Golf Compete In TRW Regional Challenge
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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Arizona Golf Media Information:
Besides getting the latest information on the UA golf program from the Arizona Sports Information Office (McKale Center #106), the weekly release and updated results can be obtained in the following ways:

Info Connection:
Dial 1-800-300-2050 from the handset of your fax machine. The Pac-10 passcode is 72210. The women's release can be found under document number 1390 and the women's will be 1391.

World Wide Web:
The University of Arizona athletic department's web site URL listing is: For additional information, contact golf SID Sarah Fahey. Arizona women's golf coach Todd McCorkle's office phone is 520-621-5777.

Arizona Schedule Hotline:
For a weekly update on the sports schedules at the UA call 520-621-0909.

This Week:
The second-ranked Arizona women's golf team travels to Palos Verdes, California, for the TRW Regional Challenge (formerly the SMU/OSU Regional Challenge) Monday, Feb. 7, through Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000. This is the first tournament of the spring for the cats and the fifth year of the Regional Challenge. The tournament will be held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in the Palos Altos Estates, which is a par-71, 5,900 yard layout.

The Format:
The 54-hole event will consist of 18 holes each day.

The Field:
The field boasts 16 of the top 25 teams, including eight of the top 10 teams in the nation, according to the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings - - No. 1 Arizona, No. 3 Southern California, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 5 Georgia, No. 6 Stanford, No. 7 New Mexico State, No. 8 Wake Forest, No. 9 Oklahoma State, No. 11 Texas, No. 12 Tulsa, No. 13 Pepperdine, No. 15 Purdue, No. 17 South Carolina, No. 22 Texas Christian, No. 23 UCLA, and No. 25 Ohio State. Also competing in the tournament will be SMU and Michigan State.

Arizona's Lineup for the Tournament:

Women		    Year   1999-00 Avg.	 Top-10 Fin.   Top-20 Fin.
Jenna Daniels	    Sr.	    72.33	   3		-
Cristina Baena	    So.	    73.11	   2		1
Jill Gomric	    Sr.	    73.88	   1		2
Christina Montiero  Sr.	    77.88	   -		-
Julia Kraschinski   Fr.	    75.33	   -		2    

Last Action:
The Arizona women's golf team won the Golf World Invitational, the last tournament of the fall season. As a team, the Wildcats finished with a score of 875, 11-over-par, at the par-72, 6,257-yard Arthur Hills Golf Club at Palmetto Hall Plantation. Senior Jenna Daniels won the individual title with a three-round score of 7-under-par 209. Senior Jill Gomric finished tied for sixth place with a 3-over-par 219, while sophomore Cristina Baena finished the tournament tied for 11th place (5-over-par 221) and freshman Julia Kraschinski tied for 20th place (10-over-par 226). Rounding out the Wildcat line up was senior Christina Monteiro who finished tied for 40th, shooting a three-day total of 20-over-par 236.

Arizona's Coaching Staff:
Coach Todd McCorkle is in his second season as head coach of the women's golf team. Prior to last year, McCorkle served as UA Director of Golf Rick LaRose's associate head coach for both the Arizona women's and men's teams in 1997-98... The women's team won both the 1998 Pac-10 Championship and NCAA West Regional, and then placed third in the NCAA Championships... Prior to coming to Tucson, McCorkle was the head coach of the Coastal Carolina men's and women's golf teams... He is assisted by Amy Solfisburg, who is in her seventh year with the UA women's golf program.

UA Golf Notes:
The future is bright for the Cats, as they return five of their top six golfers from last year, losing only 1998-99 senior Krissie Register. Senior Jenna Daniels was a first team All-America selection last season, while senior Jill Gomric and sophomore Cristina Baena were second team All-America performers. Daniels and Gomric were both selected to the All-Pac-10 Conference first team in voting that was done by league head coaches... Baena was named to the All-Pac-10 second team. In addition, Gomric was named to the All-Pac-10-Academic first team, while senior Shannon Ingalls and junior Christina Monteiro were honorable mention All-Pac-10 academic selections.