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Cassandra Kirkland Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: July 06, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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General: Will be one of the three senior leaders Coach Greg Allen will count on to lead the Wildcats this season ...A native of France who contributes to both the international flavor of the Arizona squad and its competitive nature... Member of the French girl’s national team.


Junior (2004-05): Finished her junior season ranked first on the team with a 73.83 stroke average...NGCA honorable mention selection ...Second team All-Pac-10 selection...Placed four times within the Top 10 this season and twice in the Top 20...Shot under-par or even-to-par in nine rounds during the season...Ranked in the Top 25 on the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index during the season...Tied her career-low round of 67 in the second round of the Pac-10 Championships...Tied for third at the Pac-10 Championships after carding 5-under-par 211...Tied for 16th at the PING/ASU Invitational by carding a 7-over-par 223...Won her first collegiate tournament at the UNLV Spring Invitational where she shot a 220 (+4)...Tied for 13th at the Wildcat Invitational with a score of 220 (+7)...Was 3-1 at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play...Shot a career-low tournament at the Stanford-Pepsi Invitational, where she also shot a career-low round of 67...Shot a round of 70 in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Invitational...Tied for eighth at the Topy Cup in Japan after firing a 222(+6)...One of seven Arizona women’s golfers to place in the Top 10 at the Topy Cup.


Sophomore (2003-04): Pac-10 Honorable Mention...Placed twice in the top-10 and once in the top-20 this season...Tied for 14th at the Pac-10 Championship...Tied for seventh at the Longhorn Invitational...Tied for 13th at the Regional Challenge...In the Feb. 14 Golfweek/Sagarin Individual Performance Index, Kirkland ranked 25th...Carded a 226 (+13) at the Regional Challenge...Tied for 28th at the Mason Rudolph Invitational...Shot a career low 54-hole score at the NCAA Fall Preview...Started off the season tied for third at the NCAA Fall preview...Career low tournament  of 215 (-1) at the NCAA Fall Preview...Matched her career low round of 68, set during her freshman year, in the first round of the NCAA Preview.


Freshman (2002-03): Competed in her first collegiate competition as an individual at the Wildcat Invitational...Tied for 19th place after shooting an 11-over-par 224...Best finish of her freshman campaign was a tie for second at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Invitational with a 3-over-par 219...At the PING/ASU Invitational, Kirkland tied for 35th place with a score of 11-over-par 227...In Corvallis, Oregon at the Pac-10 Championships she tied for 21st place at 15-over-par 231...In her first appearance at the NCAA Regional she tied for 18th shooting a six-over-par 219...Ending her successful freshman campaign Kirkland finished tied for 55th at the NCAA Championship in Wes Lafayette, Ind.


Junior Golf: Selected to the French National Girls Team in 2001... Bronze medalist at the 2001 European Girls Team Championships in Opporto, Portugal... Semifinalist at the 2001 British Girls Open Amateur Championship in Brough, England... Selected to the French National Junior Ladies Team for the 2002 European Team Championships in Moscow... Selected in 2001 to represent France at the European Individual Women’s Championships in Biella, Italy... Decorated by the French Ministry of Sports with a bronze medal for achievements in golf in 2002... Awarded a Gold License from the French Federation of Golf in 2001 and 2002... Named as a National Elite Athlete by the French Ministry of Sports in 2001 and 2002.


High School: Graduated from Lycee Louis de Broglie in Marly-le-Roi, France in June 2002... Competed in golf for high school coach Alan White.