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UA golf wins 4th straight tournament

From staff and wire reports
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
March 31, 2000
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The top-ranked Arizona women's golf team came from behind to win its fourth consecutive tournament yesterday at the Dr. Thompson Rainbow Wahine Invitational, held at the Olomana Golf Course in Oahu, Hawaii.

Arizona was third after the second day of play, but the Wildcats shot a 1-over-par 289 on the final day of play, which was 11 strokes better than the second place team.

Arizona finished the tournament with a three-day score of 883, which was 19 over par. Pepperdine finished the tournament two strokes behind the Wildcats, shooting a three-day team total of 885.

Wildcat All-Americans senior Jenna Daniels and sophomore Cristina Baena finished the second day of the tournament both tied for second.

Both golfers, though, had strong days yesterday and finished the tournament tied for first with a 3-under-par 213. The two All-Americans then went into a sudden death playoff round, where Baena took first place honors after the second hole of the sudden death playoff.

Freshman Julia Kraschinski finished 11 spots ahead of where she was after the second day of the tournament, finishing tied for 10th after shooting a 11-over-par 227.

Junior Christina Monteiro finished the tournament 10 spots behind of where she was on day two. Monteiro tied for 17th after shooting a three day total 14-over-par 230.

With the win, the Wildcats will remain the top team in the nation for the seventh week in a row.

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