Nov. 11, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona's women's golf team is rated first in the final fall edition of the Golfweek/Sagarin performance index. The Wildcats, with top-five finishes in each of its four tournaments, are led by freshman Erica Blasberg who is rated second individually.
The Wildcats have a rating of 72.34 to position itself ahead of second-rated Oklahoma State which sits at 72.48. Auburn, Vanderbilt and Duke round out the top five, respectively.
Blasberg, who owns a performance rating of 70.34, trails only Pepperdine's Katherine Hull. Blasberg closed the fall season with five consecutive rounds of par or better to bring her stroke average to 72.25. The 5-foot-6-inch freshman from Corona, Calif., won her first career title at the Stanford-Pepsi Intercollegiate to become the 17th woman in Arizona history to win an individual title.
Arizona closed its fall season on a high note as it posted its best 54-hole team score at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational, the fall's final event. Among the nation's toughest competition, the Wildcats placed third with a score of 882 (+18).
The Wildcats begin the spring portion of the schedule on Feb. 10 at the TRW Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.