Schreefel Ties For 2nd At Arizona Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 27, 2007


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Junior Dewi Claire Schreefel fired her lowest round of the year to finish a season-best tie for second, leading the No. 11 USC women's golf team to a third-place finish at the 2007 Arizona Wildcat Invitational hosted by the Arizona National G.C. in Tucson on Tuesday (Feb. 27).

No. 2 Arizona State held on for the win with an 868 (+16). Duke leapfrogged USC at the end of the day to take second with an 876 (+24) while USC finished third (881, +29). Fourth-place BYU was well off the pace at 895 (+43).

USC's finish was its highest since winning its opener in Japan at he Topy Cup in September. The Women of Troy's third place mark is even more impressive than its win considering it came against a field that included 12 ranked teams, 11 of which were ranked among the top 16.

Schreefel, who tied her season round of the year with a 72 to start the tournament on Monday, finished play with a 1-under 70 for a 214 (+1). In a steady round, her only bogey came on the 18th hole. The tie for second is her best finish since winning the NCAA Championships individual title last summer.

Junior Paola Moreno, who began the tournament with USC's lowest stroke average and as USC's highest individually ranked player, continued her strong play to finish tied for 11th with a 219 (+6). After opening rounds of 73 and 75, she closed with a par-71, marking the fifth consecutive tournament in which she's posted a round of 71 or lower.

Freshman Belen Mozo, playing in her second collegiate tournament after transferring to USC in January, finished tied for 20th at 224 (+11). She began the day tied for 14th after a 75 and a 73 and finished with a 76. Only miscues on two par 5 holes spoiled an otherwise steady effort.

Senior Catalina Marin battled back from an opening round 78 to close with a pair of 73s to tie for 29th at 226 (+13). Fellow senior Veronica Felibert finished tied for 54th with a 236 (+23) after closing out play with a 77.

Freshman Caroline Kim, playing as an individual, finished tied for 49th with a 234 (+21) after firing a season-tying low 73.

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