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Women's golf team finishes third at Regional Challenge

From Staff Reports
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 11, 1999
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From staff reports

The Arizona women's golf team shot a 15 over par 228 on the final day of the SMU/OSU Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., for a three round total of 917.

The Wildcats finished tied for third with Southern Cal at 65 over par, 16 strokes behind tournament champion Georgia's score of 901

Freshman Cristina Baena followed in the footsteps of her older sister, former Wildcat three-time All-American and 1996 NCAA individual champion Marisa Baena.

The younger Baena shot a 75 in the final round to give her a 15 over par 228 for the tournament, good enough for a team-best 11th place. Her final round score moved her up 13 spots on the leaderboard.

Junior Jill Gomric, the top finisher for UA on the first two days of the tournament, tied for 23rd with senior Krissie Register. Both finished 18 over par.

Gomric's final round was a disappointing 83 to drop her 14 spots, while Register shot a 77 to move up six spots.

Junior Jenna Daniels, considered the team's top golfer, finished tied for 32nd at 21 over par.

Sophomore Christina Monteiro was 24 over par, putting her tied for 49th.

All trailed Southern Cal's Jennifer Rosales, the defending NCAA champion, finished with a three over par 216.

Arizona State finished second with a 64 over par 916, one shot ahead of UA and USC.

The Wildcats' next host the Arizona Invitational at the Raven Golf Club in Sabino Springs Feb. 22-24.