TUCSON - University of Arizona women's golf will open the spring season with the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, hosted by Ohio State. Held at the Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif., competition will take place Mon.-Wed., Feb. 11-13. One round of play will be contested each day. The Palos Verdes Golf Club is a par 71, 6,017-yard course.
No. 7 Arizona, No. 10 Arizona State, No. 22 Baylor, Colorado, No. 4 Duke, No. 3 Florida, No. 17 Michigan State, Ohio State, No. 14 Oklahoma State, Oregon, Pepperdine, Texas, UCLA, No. 1 USC, Wake Forest and No. 2 Washington will play in Palos Verdes this weekend. (Rankings according to golfstat.com 2/6/13)
Arizona's lineup stayed consistent during the fall tournament schedule and so did the performances. The squad didn't finish outside the top four and won two events at the Mason Rudolph Championship and the Windy City Collegiate Classic. Gidali paced the Cats with a 73.11 stroke average this fall. She also collected two top-10 finishes and four rounds at or below par. Jackson holds the season-low round of 68, shot at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Arizona will have a busy slate with the 20123 spring competition schedule. Trips include Palos Verdes, Calif., Los Angeles, Calif., Honolulu, Hawaii, San Diego, Calif. and Tempe, Ariz. The championships season begins with the Pac-12 Championships, April 22-24, in Los Angeles, Calif., hosted by UCLA.
Arizona welcomes back junior Haley Andreas and sophomores Gidali and Vilarasau from the 2011-12 squad that finished third at the Pac-12 Championships and ninth at the NCAA West Regional Championships. Jackson and Kim join the team as true freshmen and Patricia Garcia and Prince are sophomore transfers.
Live results are available at golfstat.com. A complete recap and results will be available at ArizonaWildcats.com after each day of competition.