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No. 1 women's golf gearing up for run at title

By Kamy Shaygan
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
January 19, 2000
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The top-ranked women's golf team heads into the spring season with high hopes of claiming a national championship.

The team is led by All-American Jenna Daniels, who is ranked second in the nation. Daniels shot a record 67 in the final qualifying round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship last summer and also finished seventh in last year's NCAA Championships.

Also leading the team will be All-American senior Jill Gomric, who is ranked No. 20 in the nation.

Head coach Todd McCorkle said the Wildcats have other golfers besides Daniels and Gomric who will determine the eventual success of the team.

"We have potential for five All-Americans this season," McCorkle said.

Sophomore Cristina Baena will also keep the competition cringing this season. Baena is ranked No. 21 in the nation and was the Wildcats top finisher at the Pacific 10 Championships last season.

After a three month break, the Wildcat's will get back into action at the Feb.7 Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.

The season looks as if it will provide the team with several stiff tests, with matches against Duke, Southern California, Arizona State, and Georgia on the horizon.

(Duke has) a lot of good players and a lot of depth and they will be our largest competition this year," said McCorkle.

McCorkle feels that his team has a lot of potential this season.

"Instead of setting specific goals, I want them to reach their potential. If they reach their potential, they will have a successful year," said McCorkle.

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