Women's Golf Placed Fifth Place at Mason Rudolph Invitational

Sept. 28, 2003

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Arizona women's golf team took fifth place Sunday after its third day of competition at the Mason Rudolph Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.

The Wildcats placed fifth after shooting 27-over-par 891. Arizona finished 17 strokes behind tournament champion Georgia after the bulldogs shot a 10-over-par 874. UCLA (878) and Vanderbilt (886) occupy second and third places, respectively. Florida placed fourth with an 25-over-par 889.

Individually Arizona sophomore Erica Blasberg placed first, after shooting a 213 (-3). The native of Corona, Calif. returned to the tournament where her sensational freshman season took off. Blasberg finished second, which was the first of nine consecutive top ten, finishes including two victories.

Sophomore Cassandra Kirkland tied at 28th after shooting 10-over-par 226. Sophomore Whitney Welch tied for 41st at 13-over-par 229. Sophomore Lani Elston finished 44th after shooting 14-over-par 230. Junior Mar Garcia tied for 50th after shooting 17-over-par 23.

Also competing for Arizona as an individual is junior Miriam Kraschinski tied at 57th place after carding 19-over-par 235.

The Wildcats will tee off next in the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Seattle, Wash on Oct. 6-8. The tournament is being contested at Sahalee Country Club, a par 72, 6,030-yard layout.

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