By Jacinda Sweet
Arizona Daily Wildcat February 28, 1996
After a slow start in the first round of the Conquistador Arizona Invitational Monday, the Arizona women's golf team picked up the pace yesterday, shooting a combined 292 to jump from 12th to seventh place after the second round of the three-round tournament. The team has an overall score of 604.
Arizona's score of 312 in the first round of the tournament seemed to be the result of stormy weather. But yesterday's clear skies appeared to help the chipping and putting of all the golfers.
"The teams played a lot better," said UA coach Rick LaRose. "The weather was a lot better, too, which was a factor."
Shooting a 287 on the day, UCLA is tied with Texas, who shot a 288, for first place. Both the Bruins and the Longhorns have combined scores of 581.
Pacific 10 Conference rivals Arizona State (594), Stanford (598) and Washington (601) stand in fourth, fifth and sixth place after two rounds.
Leading the individual ranks was Janice Moodie of San Jose State. After posting a 74 in the first round, and entering the second round tied for fifth place, Moodie shot a 5-under par 67 to claim a one- shot lead over UCLA's Jenny Park (142), and Heather Bowie (142) of Texas.
Stanford's Andrea Baxter, who led the tournament after the first round with a 69, stumbled on the second day, finishing with a 4-over par 76, and tied for eighth place.
Arizona's Heather Graff also turned it around in the second round, shooting a 2-under par 70 to find herself in a tie for 15th place. Graff was tied for 46th place after Monday's first-round score of 78.
Freshman Krissy Register (149) also rejuvenated the team with a 71 on the day. Register, who was also tied for 46th place, jumped 28 spots to tie for 18th.
The final round of the tournament will tee off today at 7:30 a.m. at Randolph North Golf Course.