Sept. 15, 2010
TANAGURA, Japan - The Arizona women's golf team earned its third victory in four events, dating back to last season, with a seven-stroke victory in the Topy Cup. The men's team finished sixth while Tarquin MacManus finished third individually.
The women's team shot a 294 (+6) in the final round on a day when only two girls in the tournament shot below par. The team, who brought just a two-stoke victory into the final 18 holes, got separation from Nagoya University of Commerce and cruised to a seven-stroke win in Coach Laura Ianello's debut as the team's head coach.
Boineau earned the individual medal with a two-under 214. She was locked in a battle with Kaoru Ohuri of Osaka Gakuin University, Demi Runas of Cal-Davis and Arizona's Margarita Ramos. Ramos had the lead before shooting a 40 (+4) on the back-nine to fade to third. Boineau eagled the par-5 14th that led her to a one stroke victory over Gakuin. Nikki Koller also finished in the top-5 at one-over.
The men's team shot a 293 (+5) in the final round to drop them from fifth to sixth; they finished third among the four American teams. The Cats were led by MacManus who was 11-under for the tournament. This was the third time in his career that MacManus finished on the podium and his best finish since winning the Braveheart Classic last season.
Tohoku Fukushi University took home the team title, led by Yoshinori Fujimoto, whose 64 (-8) in the final round helped him run away with individual medal. Fujimoto finished 17-under and won the tournament by four strokes over Texas A&M's Jordan Russell.
Up Next: The men's team heads to Albuquerque, N.M. for the William H. Tucker Invitational Oct. 1 and 2; the women go to Vail, Colo. For the Golfweek Conference Challenge, Nov. 25-28.