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Arizona Women?s Golf Finished 13th at NCAA West Regional
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 08, 2005
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. ?- The Arizona women's golf team season ended Saturday afternoon when they finished the NCAA West Regional in 13th. The top eight teams advanced to the NCAA Championship held in Bend, Ore., on May 17-20.


The Wildcats shot a 17-over-par 305 in the final round, for a three day total of 922 (+58). UCLA and Tennessee tied for first place at 889 (+25). UCLA was awarded the title because of their fifth individual score. California shot a three day total of 27-over-par 891 to finish in third, and Southern California finished in fourth with a three day score of 892 (+28). Oklahoma State (892) rounded out the Top 5.  


Individually, junior Lani Elston lead the Wildcats, finishing tied for 40th place. Elston carded a 78 (+6) in the final round, for a three day total of 13-over-par 229.


Senior Mar Garcia tied for 48th with a score of 231 (+15), and junior Cassandra Kirkland tied for 57th after shooting 16-over-par 232.  Senior Miriam Kraschinski and junior Whitney Welch both tied for 65th with a three day total of 18-over-par 234.


This will be the first time Arizona has not participated in the NCAA Championship since 1994. The Wildcats did participate in the NCAA West Regional in 1994, placing 11th in the Regional which was held in Albuquerque, N.M.





Place     School                               Score                                                 Place     Name, School                                              Scores

T1.          UCLA                                 889 (+25)                                          1.             Sophia Sheridan, California                      212 (-4) 

T1.          Tennessee                       889 (+25)                                          2.             Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee                 217 (+1)

3.             California                          891 (+27)                                          T3.          Rachel Newren, BYU                                  218 (+2)

4.             Southern California         892 (+28)                                          T3.          Dewi Schreefel, USC                                  218 (+2)

5.             Oklahoma State               898 (+34)                                          5.             Kay Hoey, Long Beach State                     219 (+3)

11.          ARIZONA                           922 (+58)


Place     Arizona Golfer                 Score                                                

T40.        Lani Elsotn                       229 (+13)                                         

T48.        Mar Garcia                        231 (+15)                                         

T57.        Cassandra Kirkland       232 (+16)                                         

T66.        Whitney Welch                 234 (+18)

T65.        Miriam Kraschinski          234 (+18)