Arizona Three Shots Off Lead at Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational Women's Golf Tournament

Nov. 2, 2002

AUBURN, Ala. - Arizona's women's golf team moved to within three strokes of tournament leader Tennessee after posting a second-round score of 293 Saturday at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational. Freshman Erica Blasberg and senior Anne Lee each shot 2-under-par 70 Saturday to lead the way for the Wildcats.

Tennessee holds the tournament lead at 10-under-par 586 after shooting 297 (+9) in Saturday's second round. Texas and Auburn are tied for second at 12-over 588. Arizona, whose second-round 293 was the day's low team score, sits in fourth and trails Tennessee by only three strokes with 18 holes remaining. Duke rounds out the top five at 17-over-par, four shots back of the Wildcats.

Blasberg, who is rated second nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, posted her fourth consecutive round at par or better as she shot 2-under-par 70 to bring her two-day total to 142 (-2). The freshman from Corona, Calif., is tied for second place individually.

Lee, a senior from Northridge, Calif., positioned herself in a tie for 17th place after shooting 70 Saturday. She stands at 5-over-par 149. Mar Garcia shot a second-round 78 to stand at 7-over 151 and tied for 26th place. Julia Kraschinski notched a second-round 79 and is tied for 31st place. Miriam Kraschinski rounds out the Wildcat lineup, shooting 3-over-par 75 to close the day at 153 and tied for 37th place. Katie Christy, competing as an individual, is tied for 73rd place.

The tournament concludes Sunday. Arizona will go for its second team championship of the season and its third individual title of the fall season.

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