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Women's golf team upsets Duke at home

By Jensen Karp
Arizona Daily Wildcat
May 12, 1999
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1998-99 top finishes: four first place finishes, second place at both, Pac-10 Championships and NCAA Western Regional

Remaining tournament: NCAA Championships May 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla.

The UA women's golf team came from behind Feb. 24 to capture the Arizona Invitational at Randolph Park in dramatic fashion. On the tournament's last day, Arizona carded a 10-under-par 281, placing them nine strokes ahead of second place Tulsa and 14 in front of tournament favorite Duke.

Arizona trailed No. 1 Duke until the final day of play, when freshman Cristina Baena led the Wildcats to their most impressive round of the season. Baena finished the tournament tied for the third slot with a 4-under-par 212.

"(The team was) really happy with our play," she said. "You need five good players to win a tournament, and we all finished (near par), which is not a very easy thing to do."

Junior Jenna Daniels, ranked No. 6 nationally, shot the Wildcats' lowest score in four of the nine tournaments this season, including taking home the individual title at this weekend's NCAA Regional.

Also, the Wildcats' only senior, Krissie Register who's ranked No. 18, captured the Rainbow Challenge individual title by finishing 1-under-par March 23-25 in Hawaii.