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Arizona Women?s Golf Tied for 14th at NCAA West Regional
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 07, 2005
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. ?- The Arizona women's golf team slipped into a tie for 14th with Northwestern on Friday at the NCAA West Regional in Las Cruces, N.M.


The Wildcats shot a 26-over-par 314 in the second round, for a two day total of 617 (+41). Arizona trails tournament leader Southern California by 22 strokes. Tennessee shot 25-over-par 601 to stand in second, and Georgia is in third with a two day score of 602 (+26). California, BYU and UCLA are all tied for fourth place after carding 27-over-par 603.


Individually, junior Lani Elston leads the Wildcats by finishing the second round tied for 24th place. Elston carded a 74 (+2) in the second round, for a two day total of seven-over-par 151.


Senior Mar Garcia and junior Cassandra Kirkland are both tied for 55th with the score of 155 (+11). Junior Whitney Welch is in a tie for 63rd with a two day total of 12-over-par 156. Senior Miriam Kraschinski is tied for 87th after carding 16-over-par 160. 


The Wildcats will tee off tomorrow morning at 10:50 a.m. (PST) in the final round. The tournament is being held at New Mexico State University Golf Course which is Par 72, over a 6,139-yard layout. The top eight teams advance to the National Championship held May 17-20 in Sunriver, Ore.  




Place     School                               Score                                                 Place     Name, School                                              Scores

T1.          Southern California         595 (+19)                                          1.             Sophia Sheridan, California                      142 (-2) 

2.             Tennessee                       601 (+25)                                          2.             Dewi Schreefel, USC                                  144 (E)  

3.             Georgia                             602 (+26)                                          3.             Kay Hoey, Long Beach State                     145 (+1)

T4.          UCLA                                 603 (+27)                                          T4.          Johnna Nealy, Oregon                               146 (+2)

T4.          California                          603 (+27)                                          T4.          Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee                 146 (+2)

T4.          BYU                                    603 (+27)

T14.        ARIZONA                           617 (+41)


Place     Arizona Golfer                 Score                                                

T24.        Lani Elsotn                       151 (+7)                                            

T55.        Mar Garcia                        155 (+11)                                         

T55.        Cassandra Kirkland       155 (+11)                                         

T63.        Whitney Welch                 156 (+12)

T87.        Miriam Kraschinski          160 (+16)