Arizona Women's Golf Wins Stanford Invitational Title

Oct. 22, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. - The University of Arizona's women's golf team captured its second tournament title of the fall season Sunday at the Stanford/Pepsi Invitational after shooting a final round of 303 to finish with a team total of nine-over par 873. The No. 1 Wildcats knocked off Pac-10 rivals No. 3 Southern California, who finished in second place at 879 (+15), and host No. 5 Stanford, who finished third at 886 (+22).

Individually, freshman Lorena Ochoa was Arizona's top finisher in second place after shooting a third round of 73. She finished at three-under par (66-74-73=213) for the tournament. After three tournaments, Ochoa is a combined 10 strokes under par and has three top-10 finishes.

Freshman Natalie Gulbis earned a fifth-place finish in her first-ever collegiate competition. She closed out the tournament with a five-over-par 77 to end the weekend at one-over par (67-73-77=217).

Junior Cristina Baena, the nation's top-ranked golfer, turned in her third top-10 performance of the year. Baena carded a six-over par 78 Sunday, which put her at five-over for the tournament, and tied for ninth place (70-73-78=221).

Arizona's only competing senior, Christina Monteiro, tied for 24th place at 11-over par (74-78-75=227). Junior Laura Myerscough completed the tournament at 19-over in a tie for 54th place. Sophomore Anne Lee, who competed as an individual, shot a final round of 78 to post a three-day total of 232 (+16) and a tie for 45th place.

The Wildcats play next at the Golf World Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C. on Nov. 3.

Place School Score 1 ARIZONA 277-293-303=873 2 Southern California 296-286-297=879 3 Stanford 292-290-304=886 4 Tulsa 297-299-298=894 5 New Mexico State 295-300-301=896

Place Golfer School Score 1 Stacy Prammanasudh Tulsa 72-68-70=210 (-6) 2 LORENA OCHOA ARIZONA 66-74-73=213 (-3) 3 Leila Chartrand Southern Cal. 71-71-72=214 (-2) 4 Candie Kung Southern Cal. 74-67-74=215 (-1) T5 NATALIE GULBIS ARIZONA 67-73-77=217 (+1) Katherine Hall Pepperdine 71-70-76=217 (+1)

Place Arizona Golfers Score 2 Lorena Ochoa 66-74-73=213 (-3) T5 Natalie Gulbis 67-73-77=217 (+1) T9 Cristina Baena 70-73-78=221 (+5) T24 Christina Monteiro 74-78-78=227 (+11) T45 Anne Lee* 74-80-78=232 (+16) T54 Laura Myerscough 80-73-82=235 (+19)

* competed as an individual

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