Huskies Finish 15th At Wildcat Invitational
Feb. 27, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. - Freshman Anya Alvarez shot a final round score of 5-over 76 to lead the Washington women's golf team on the last day of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational at Arizona National Golf Club, Wednesday.
Alvarez tallied the best round of the day for UW and ended up as the Huskies' top finisher, tying for 40th overall at 18-over 231. As a team, the Huskies shot a final-round score of 38-over 322 to finish 15th on the team leaderboard (91-over 943).
The stacked field that featured seven of the Top-10 teams in the nation dealt with strong desert winds for the second day in a row, causing an influx of high scores. Oklahoma State won the team title by two shots over USC and Duke. OSU finished with a 54-hole score of 32-over 884.
UW sophomore Molly Aronsson finished one shot behind Alvarez at 19-over 232 after carding a final-round score of 10-over 81. Aronsson struggled on the final day after shooting 2-over 73 in the first round and 7-over 78 in the second.
Sophomore Christina Yoon shot 8-over 79 through the last 18 holes and tied for 58th at 24-over 237. Rounding out the Husky lineup was freshman Karinn Dickinson (t-77th, 35-over 248) and freshman Katie Saucier (t-82nd, 38-over 251).
Duke's Amanda Blumenherst won medalist honors for the second-straight year, recording a three-shot win at even-par 213. Oklahoma State's Jaclyn Sweeney and USC's Belen Mozo tied for runner-up honors (3-over 216). Mozo made a late surge carding a final-round score of 3-under 68. She was the only player to break 70 on Wednesday.
Next up for Washington will be the Spartan Invitational hosted by San Jose State, March 3-4.
Arizona Wildcat Invitational
Arizona National Golf Course; Tucson, Ariz.
Washington Final Results
15th. Washington 307-314-322-943 (+91)
T40. Anya Alvarez 77-78-76-231 (+18)
T44. Molly Aronsson 73-78-81-232 (+19)
T58. Christina Yoon 80-78-79-237 (+24)
T77. Karinn Dickinson 77-83-88-248 (+35)
T82. Katie Saucier 85-80-86-251 (+38)
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