By Arizona Daily Wildcat
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, November 3, 2005
The Arizona women’s golf team ended the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown in Las Vegas in fourth place yesterday.
The Wildcats shot an 8-over 296, dropping two places from their spot on the team leaderboard after the first two rounds.
“We got off to a great start by being under par for 12 holes, but then struggled,” said Arizona head coach Greg Allen.
UCLA, sporting the tournament’s first- and second-place individual finishers, ended at 24-under, 27 strokes better than runner-up Kent State.
Pepperdine, which trailed the Wildcats by three strokes after the second round, shot a 3-over 291 for the second straight day to take third place.
Arizona finished the tournament at 8-over, two strokes ahead of UNLV.
Freshman Amanda Wilson was the Wildcats’ top individual finisher in Las Vegas, carding a 74 yesterday to land in a tie for fifth place.
Fellow freshman Lauren Espinosa led the team with a 1-over 73 yesterday, dropping one spot into a tie for ninth place.
“I was really pleased with the effort,” Allen said. “It was our best tournament of the fall.”
Senior Cassandra Kirkland ended the tournament at 4-over, while redshirt senior Lani Elston-Marshall finished five strokes back.
“We’ll take the momentum from this tournament into the spring,” Allen said.
Arizona begins its spring season Feb. 13 at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
— Information taken from www.golfstat.com.