Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Manon Gidali No. 1 in New Rankings
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 28, 2012
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Feb. 28, 2012

TUCSON - After two tournament wins, the University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf team has moved up in the rankings, it was released by Golfweek and Golfstat on Tuesday. currently ranks the Arizona squad at No. 15 and freshman Manon Gidali at No. 1. Golfweek has the team at No. 5, senior Isabelle Boineau at No. 32 and senior Margarita Ramos at No. 55.

In her first collegiate tournament, Gidali won the Wildcat Invitational with rounds of 67, 66 and 71 for a three-round total of 204 (-12). Her rounds of 66 and 67 rank tied for No. 2 and tied for No. 6, respectively, all-time at Arizona. Gidali's three-day total of 204 (-12) is a new school record over 54 holes, replacing Lorena Ochoa's previous best of 206 (-10) from Trysting Tree Golf Club (Corvallis, Ore.) in 2001.

Gidali and Boineau also tied for first at the UNLV Invitational with both players carding three-round totals of 218 (+2). On the season, Gidali has a stroke average of 70.33 with two wins and five of six rounds played at or below par. As a team, the Wildcats won their home event by 12 strokes and the Las Vegas event by 19 strokes.

At the Wildcat Invitational, UA collected a team score of 851 (-13) with rounds of 285, 274 and 292. UA's total is a school record over 54 holes, replacing the previous best of 854 (-10), set by the 1998-99 squad at Randolph North Course, in Tucson.

UA will compete next at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo, March 18-20.