Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Golf Takes Eighth at Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: November 02, 2006
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HENDERSON, Nev. ?- The Arizona women’s golf finished in eighth place at the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown after carding a ten-over 298 in the final round.  Oklahoma State clinched the tournament victory with a final round total of 283 (-5), taking a ten-stroke lead over runner-up Arizona State.


“We just never got anything going today,” Arizona head coach Greg Allen said.  “We were kind of disappointed that we were beaten by teams that are not better than us.”


The Wildcats were once again led by junior Alison Walshe, who claimed her third top 10 appearance of the fall season.  The Westford, Mass., product carded a four-under 68 in the final round to tie for fifth place.  Walshe compiled nine birdies throughout the tournament to give her a total score of 213 (-3).


“She (Walshe) really has played great during the fall season,” Allen said.


Junior Mary Jacobs finished the tournament with a total of 223 (+7) to tie for 31st place.  The Godrey, Ill., native shot a two-over 74 on Wednesday, one-stroke higher than her tournament low.  Sophomore Adriana Zwanck finished close behind, carding a four-over 76 in the final round to tie for 40th place, one-stroke behind Jacobs.


“Adriana and Mary never felt comfortable on the course and I think that shows in their scores,” said Allen.


Sophomore Amanda Wilson finished the tournament tied for 52nd with a tournament total of 229 (+13), with the help of six birdies through 54 holes.  Wilson shot an eight-over 80 in the final round.


Senior Rachel Gavin finished in 81st place after carding a nine-over 81 in the final round, to give the Tucson, Ariz., native a total score of 239 (+23).


“We are not discouraged,” Allen explained. “We have had a great fall season and we hope that we can finish it on a good note with the tournament coming up.”


Top Five Teams

1. Oklahoma State                     292-280-283---855 (-9)

2. Arizona State                         292-289-284---865 (+1)

3. Pepperdine                            293-292-286---871 (+7)

4. Southern Cal                          293-292-290---875 (+11)

5. UCLA                                    297-303-284---884 (+20)

T8. ARIZONA                            295-296-298---889 (+25)


Arizona Individual Finishes

T5.   Alison Walshe                    71-74-68---213 (-3)

T31. Mary Jacobs                      76-73-74---223 (+7)

T40. Adriana Zwanck                  76-72-76---224 (+8)        

T52. Amanda Wilson                  72-77-80---229 (+13)

81.   Rachel Gavin                      78-80-81---239 (+23)


The Wildcats are in next in action November 3-5 at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship in Orlando, Fla.