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Arizona Women?s Golf Finish in Third at UNLV Invitational
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 17, 2005
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HENDERSON, Nev. ?- The Arizona women's golf team finished in third after the final 18-holes on Wednesday in Henderson, Nev.

The Wildcats shot 52-over-par 916 to trail tournament champion Southern California by 21 strokes after the Women of Troy shot 31-under-par 895. Pepperdine shot 46-over-par 910 to place second. Tennessee and Michigan both shot 62-over-par 926 to tie for fourth.

Individually, junior Cassandra Kirkland won her first collegiate tournament after carding 220 (+4). The native of Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, France held off Pepperdine’s Eileen Vargas by one stroke to capture the individual honors. Additionally, junior Lani Elston joined Kirkland in the top-five, by shooting 225 (+9) to tie for fifth with Michigan’s Laura Olin.

Senior Mar Garcia and junior Whitney Welch tied for 30th at 21-over-par 237. Senior Miriam Kraschinski tied for 36th after she shot 23-over-par 239.

Competing as an individual for Arizona, sophomore Rachel Gavin tied for 61st at 245 (+29).

The Wildcats will tee off next in the ASU/PING Invitational on April 1-4 in Tempe, Ariz.