TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona women’s golf and head coach Laura Ianello continue a busy summer of competition and adding top players to the program.
Soon-to-be junior Kendall Prince advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Women’s Amateur Championship. She defeated soon-to-be Stanford freshman Casey Danielson in 20 holes in the opening round of play. She followed up with a victory against soon-to-be UNCW senior Lori Beth Adams. Prince’s run ended with a loss to soon-to-be Virginia freshman Lauren Diaz-Yi in the round of 16.
Ianello has announced the addition of sophomore Lindsey Weaver to the roster for the 2013-14 season. A native of Scottsdale, Ariz. and a graduate of Cactus Shadows High School, she played her freshman season at Notre Dame where she shared co-medalist honors at the BIG EAST Championships, firing a six-under 210. The six-under effort was the lowest round ever fired in the 11-year history of the tournament. She was selected as the BIG EAST Women's Golf Player of the Year, named by unanimous vote the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and to the All-BIG EAST Women's Golf Team.
Weaver concluded her first season with the program's best season stroke average ever recorded in the history of the program with a 72.71 through 10 tournaments. She finished the 2012 fall slate as the top-ranked golfer in the nation on Golfstat's rankings and ended the 2012-13 season ranked No. 32 in the country. Weaver will join a squad that returns four of the starting five from 2013 and four newcomers.
Soon-to-be freshman Jessica Vasilic will play for Team Europe in the PING Junior Solheim Cup. A native of Sweden and raised in California, she was a member of the 2013 European Girls Team Championship and was the 2013 French Open U-18 runner-up.
The PING Junior Solheim Cup, patterned after the Solheim Cup, features the top 12 girls from the U.S. against those from Europe. The 2013 tournament will be played at The Inverness Golf Club in Englewood, Colo., Aug. 12-14, in the days leading up to the Solheim Cup. The Solheim Cup will be played Aug. 16-18, at Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.For continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat women’s golf, follow @UAWomensGolf on Twitter, Facebook.com/ArizonaWomensGolf or visit ArizonaWildcats.com.