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Release: 04/19/2013
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April 19, 2013


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TUCSON - University of Arizona Wildcat women's golf will begin the postseason portion of the spring schedule with the Pac-12 Championships, hosted by UCLA. Held at Valencia Country Club in Valencia, Calif., competition will take place Mon.-Wed., April 22-24.

With one round played each day, tee times are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Valencia Country Club is a par 72 over 6,300 yards.

Sophomores Patricia Garcia, Manon Gidali, Kendall Prince and Andrea Vilarasau and freshman Janie Jackson will play for the Arizona team this weekend. Individually, Gidali is ranked No. 25 and Prince is ranked No. 48 by Golfweek (4/15/13).

No. 6 Arizona, No. 13 Arizona State, California, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, No. 11 Stanford, No. 8 UCLA, No. 1 USC, No. 14 Washington and Washington State will play in Valencia, Calif. this weekend. (Rankings according to Golfweek 4/15/13)

The Wildcats own seven Pac-12 Team Championships in program history, including the 2010 win in Eugene, Ore. Arizona has also claimed four Pac-10 Individual Championships, with the most recent coming from Lorena Ochoa in 2001. Last season, Arizona earned its sixth third-place finish. UA has finished in top three at 16 conference championships since the 1987 season.

This weekend's championship event means there is a point on the line in the Territorial Cup Series. Since the 2009-10 season, UA and ASU's head-to-head match-ups took on an added bonus with the inception of the Territorial Cup Series. The Territorial Cup, once given to the winner of the annual UA-ASU football game, is now an across-the-board contest that includes all varsity sports.

Gidali was named the Pac-12 Golfer of the Month for March, her second career accolade. She recorded her third career win and first victory of the season on Wed., March 13, at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational. Gidali's efforts paced the No. 7 Wildcats to their first win of the spring season and third overall win in 2012-13. With scores of 71, 70 and 72, Gidali won the individual title. With all rounds at or below par and a score of 213 (-3), she put together her best tournament of the season and the second-best three rounds of her career.

Last time out, Arizona finished tied for third at the PING/ASU Invitational. The Cats collected rounds of 288, 284 and 290 for a score of 862 (-2). Gidali was Arizona's top finisher in a five-way tie for 17th place. She scored rounds of 73, 68 and 74 for a score of 215 (-1). Jackson finished in a four-way tie for 22nd. She totaled 216 (E) with rounds of 72, 71 and 73.

Live results are available at golfstat.com. A complete recap and results will be available at ArizonaWildcats.com after each day of competition.

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