Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
On the Tee with Ale: Entry #5
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 09, 2011
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March 9, 2011

Throughout the Arizona Wildcat women's golf season, senior Alejandra Llaneza will keep a weekly blog about life and golf in the Pac-10. Check back for more updates from Ale!

Hello Wildcat Fans!

This week was an interesting one. Five of our players went up to Phoenix to compete against ASU and New Mexico for a one-round tournament. The team came in second, only two shots back from ASU and Kyndall Ardoin took the individual win with a great round of 68. We also prepared for Hawaii where we are headed tomorrow! It is very exciting to have the opportunity to play there. I was fortunate to go my freshman year and it was a great experience.

We also had two recruits in town this week and I believe they enjoyed their visits very much. Since we have a small team, we were able to all spend some time with them and show them around. It will be very exciting to have them on the team next year. Going from future Wildcats to former Wildcats, the team was honored to have two of the best UA players at practice last week. Volunteer assistant coach Cristina Baena and her sister, Marisa, came to talk to us at practice and gave us some great advice with short game, as well as aspects off the course that can help the team. They also reminded us how important it is to always support each other on and off the course in order to create a strong team. Cristina and Marisa both won a national championship with Arizona. Marisa also has an LPGA title which is very motivating to us wanting to reach that level. Marisa highlighted the fact that we all have different learning and practicing styles and that it is important to find the one that works for you rather than doing the same thing over and over.

Para nuestros seguidores de habla hispana, saludos. Esta semana ha sido muy buena ya que hemos tenido visitas de futuras jugadoras que serán una muy buena adición al equipo, y visitas de jugadoras pasadas que nos han enseñado muchas cosas acerca del juego corto y del ambiente del equipo. Cristina y Marisa Baena jugaron por la universidad de Arizona y ganaron campeonatos nacionales NCAA con la universidad. Ellas son de Colombia, y siempre da gusto ver a alguien de Latinoamérica ser exitoso.

A finales de esta semana nos vamos a Hawaii así es que ya estamos listas para competir en condiciones de viento. Les contaré la próxima semana como nos fue y lo que aprendimos, ya que siempre se aprende algo nuevo con cada ronda. Que tengan una buena semana y ¡hasta la próxima!

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