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Release: 04/15/2011
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April 15, 2011

Championship Central

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TUCSON - The Arizona Wildcat women's golf team will start the championship slate of the schedule with the Pac-10 Championships this weekend. Held at Arizona State's Karsten Golf Course, competition will take place Sun.-Tues., April 17-19. The 54-hole tournament will be played over the course of three days with 18 holes played each day.

Tee times are set for 8 a.m. PT for Sunday and Monday and 7:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday with golfers teeing off on holes one and 10. The ASU Karsten Golf course is set at a par 72 over 6,230 yards, with golfers teeing off the championship tees.

Along with the hosting No. 10 Arizona State Sun Devils, No. 7 Arizona, No. 9 California, No. 33 Oregon, No. 85 Oregon State, No. 24 Stanford, No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 USC, No. 38 Washington and No. 120 Washington State will also be competing at Karsten Golf Course this weekend (rankings according to golfstat.com).

In the current golfstat.com poll, the Pac-10 has six programs ranked in the top 25 with Arizona sitting at No. 7. The current GolfWeek poll has the Wildcats at No. 10. Individually, Isabelle Boineau is ranked No. 30, Margarita Ramos sits at No. 56 and Alejandra Llaneza is No. 74 by GolfWeek.

At the Pac-10 Championships, senior Alejandra Llaneza, juniors Isabelle Boineau, Nikki Koller and Margarita Ramos and sophomore Kyndall Ardoin will be playing for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats own seven Pac-10 Team Championships in program history, including the 2010 win in Eugene, Ore. Arizona has also claimed four Pac-10 Individual Championships, with the most recent coming from Lorena Ochoa in 2001.

Last time out at the Pac-10 Championships, an even-par team score of 288 helped Arizona battle back from a three-shot deficit to capture the 2010 Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship at the Eugene Country Club. Alejandra Llaneza had the low round of the day for the Wildcats, carding a 1-under 71 one day after shooting a season-worst total of 82. She finished the 54-hole event tied for 23rd on the individual leaderboard at 11-over par 227.

Margarita Ramos was the top finisher for Arizona, ending up in a five-way tie for third place at 3-over 219. Koller shared 14th place with teammate Sherlyn Popelka while Boineau finished tied for 10th place at 5-over par with her second 1-over round of the tournament.

Live results and coverage are available at golfstat.com and pac-10.org. A complete recap and results will be available at ArizonaWildcats.com after each day of competition.

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