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Arizona Women?s Golf in Ninth at PING/ASU Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 03, 2005
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TEMPE, Ariz. ?- The Arizona women's golf team climbed Saturday into ninth place after the second day of competition Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.


The Wildcats shot a 5-over-par 293 in round two to trail tournament leader UCLA by 25 strokes after the Bruins shot a 1-under-par 287 in Saturday’s round.


“We got off to a good start today. Everyone played like the way we know we can play,” Head Coach Greg Allen said. “We feel like we are in a position for a good finish tomorrow, possibly climbing into the top 5. We want to use this momentum we have gained in the last 27 holes for our postseason play.”


  Tournament host Arizona State is in second at 6-over-par 582. California and Pepperdine are both tied for third at 593 (+17). Washington (598) rounds out the top 5.


Individually, junior Cassandra Kirkland leads the Wildcats tied in 14th place, after shooting 72 (E) in the second round. The native of Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, France is coming off her first individual collegiate title at the UNLV Spring Invitational in mid-March.


 Junior Lani Elston carded a 4-over-par 76 during Saturday’s round. After shooting a 79 in Friday’s round, junior Whitney Welch shot a 73 (+1) in todays second round propelling her into a tie at 35th. Senior Mar Garcia and Miriam Kraschinski are both tied for 60th at 12-over-par 156 going into the final round. Kraschinski shot even-par in today’s round.  


Competing as an individual for Arizona, sophomore Rachel Gavin is in 93rd at 167 (+23).


The Wildcats will tee off tomorrow at 7:38 a.m. (PST) in the final round. The tournament is being contested at Karsten Golf Club, Par 72 over a 6,230-yard layout.