Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Christina Monteiro
Christina Monteiro
Las Vegas, Nev.
(Bonanza H.S.)

General: After a year of vast improvement in 1998-99, helped round out the very-talented Arizona squad in 1999-2000... A qualifying medalist at the 1999 U.S. Amateur... Qualified for the 2000 U.S. Women's Open... Expected to provide leadership as one of the Cats' three seniors in 2000-01.

Junior (1999-2000): Participated in the No. 4 spot for the National Champions... Played a vital role in the team's success... Had three top-10 finishes and two top-20 finishes... Started the spring season on a tear with back-to-back top-five finishes... Posted a tie for fourth at the TRW Regional Challenge (215) and a tie for fifth at the Wildcat Invitational (213)... Shot a combined one-under par in those two events... Finished the NCAA West Regionals tied for sixth, the highest finish of all Arizona competitors... Shot a one-over-par 217... Tied for 26th at the Pac-10 Championships and was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 Conference selection... Her top-20 performances included a tie for 13th at the Ping/ASU Invitational (222) and a tie for 17th at the Rainbow Invitational (230)... Had a stroke average of 75.67... Low round of the year was a four-under 68 at the Wildcat Invitational.

Sophomore (1998-99): Came on strong for the Cats in the latter stages of the season and earned a spot in the top-five... Her showings were a big part of the UA's success... In eight tournaments, she had four top-25 finishes... Her final three tournaments saw an average finish of 19th... Competed in the 1999 Pac-10 Championships as an individual and was the third-highest finisher for the Wildcats... Tied for 11th with a seven-over-par 223... Was the Wildcats' third-best finisher at the NCAA Championships, tying for 21st with a 12-over-par 228 (76-80-72)... Her third-round 72 tied with Jenna Daniels for the UA's best round of the rain-shortened tourney... Was also Arizona's third-best finisher at the NCAA West Regional, tying for 25th with a 12-over-par 228 (81-74-73)... Played as an individual in the Arizona Invitational at Randolph North Golf Course in Tucson and tied for 14th (3-over-par 219).... Owned a scoring average of 76.42... Turned in a tie for 43rd when she competed as an individual at the PING/ASU Invitational on April 2-4... Tied for 18th at the Topy Cup in Tokyo and tied for 24th at the Stanford Intercollegiate... At the Regional Challenge, she tied for 49th with a 24-over-par 237... Was featured in Sports Illustrated's Golf Plus "Faces in the Crowd" in February.

Freshman (1997-98): The top JV player on the team, Monteiro began her collegiate career in two varsity events... Her low tournament of the season came in the fall at the Stanford Intercollegiate where she shot a 13-over-par 232 to finish tied for 54th... Arizona finished third at that tournament... Finished tied for 54th again at the Sun Trust Lady Gator Invitational, while firing a 235... The third round was her best of the season, she fired a three-over-par 73 which was third-best on the Wildcat squad... The team once again finished third... Led the JV squad to a second-place finish at the Santa Clara Colby Invitational while capturing the individual title with an eight-over-par 152 in two rounds of play... That was her lone top-10 finish of the season... Finished the season with a stroke average of 77.38, seventh-best on the team.

High School: Attended Bonanza High School, graduating in 1997... Earned four letters in golf under coach Bob Harris... Was captain for three seasons... Earned letters in softball and soccer... All-state golfer twice, and All-conference three times... Athlete of the week, month and year in 1997... Golf MVP 1993, 1996-97.

Personal: Christina Lee Monteiro... Born March 8, 1979, in Las Vegas... Daughter of Joseph and Betty Monteiro... Parents attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas... Father went to law school at Gonzaga... Has a sister, Autumn, who is a freshman on the University of Hawaii golf team... Majoring in marketing... Member of the honor society, and was named student of the month in English, foreign language and U.S. history at Bonanza H.S.... Academic All-American, and AJGA Scholastic All-American and graduated as her class valedictorian in 1997... All-State Scholar 1994-97... Winner of three Mary Roby Academic Achievement Awards at the UA... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team in 2000 and honorable mention in 1999... Hobbies include fly fishing, snow skiing and mountain biking.

						Top	Low	Low
Season		Tourn.	Rnds.	Strokes	Avg.	10/25	Rnd.	Tourn.
Career		23	68	5179	76.16	5/4	68	213 (-3)
1999-2000	11	34	2573	75.67	3/2	68	213 (-3)
1998-99		9	26	1987	76.42	1/2	69	219 (+3)
1997-98		3	8	619	77.38	1/0	73	232

Tourn. in 1999-2000	Rnds.	Score		Place	Avg.	Rnd.
NCAA Preview		3	238 (+22)	T75	79.33	78
Dick McGuire Invtl.	3	228 (+9)	29th 	76.00	74
Stanford Invitational	3	235 (+19)	T65	78.33	78
Golf World Invitational	3	236 (+20)	T40	78.66	76
TRW Regional Challenge	3	215 (+2)	T4	71.66	71
Arizona Invitational	3	213 (-3)	T5	71.00	68
Rainbow Invitational	3	230 (+14)	T17	76.66	74
Ping/ASU Invitational	3	222 (+6)	T13	74.00	72
Pac-10 Championships	3	231 (+15)	T26	77.00	75
NCAA West Regionals	3	217 (+1)	T6	72.33	71
NCAA Championships	4	308 (+20)	T65	77.00	73

Tourn. in 1998-99		Rnds.	Score		Place	Avg.	Rnd.
Topy Cup			2	158 (+14)	T18	79.00	78
Stanford Intercolleg (indiv)	3	227 (+8)	T24	75.66	73
Golf World Invitational		3	231 (+15)	T32	77.00	76
Regional Challenge		3	237 (+24)	T49	79.00	75
Arizona Invitational (indiv.)	3	219 (+3)	T14	73.00	69
PING/ASU Invitational		3	236 (+20)	T43	78.66	77	
Pac-10 Championships (indiv)	3	223 (+7)	T11	74.33	72
NCAA West Regionals		3	228 (+12)	T25	76.00	73
NCAA Championships**		3	228 (+12)	T21	76.00	72

** Play was called toward the end of the final round of the NCAAs due to 
thunderstorms and lightning... As a result, the third round results stood
as final results. 

Tourn. in 1997-98		Rnds.	Score		Place	Avg.	Rnd.
Stanford Intercollegiate	3	232 (+13)	T54	77.33	76
Sun Trust Lady Gator Inv.	3	235 (+25)	T54	78.33	73
Santa Clara Colby Invitational	2	152 (+8)	1st	76.00	75