Wildcats Still in Contention at Stanford

Oct. 18, 2008

TUCSON, Ariz. - On a day when no team was able to break par, the Arizona women's golf team shot a solid +5 round of 289 to move up to a tie for 4th place at the Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate, Saturday afternoon at the Stanford Golf Course.

The Wildcats climbed the leaderboard to share 4th position with the host Cardinal, who posted a score of 292 on the day. UCLA continues to hold the team lead at 6-under 562 while Caroline Masson of OSU continues to hold the individual lead by three shots at 7-under after shooting a 1-under round of 70 this afternoon.

Brittany Benvenuto continued to excel on the par-71 course, shooting even par for the day to hold onto a share of 9th place overall. After opening with a trio of birdies through the first five holes, Benvenuto endured a +4 stretch on the back nine before rolling in a birdie on 18 to climb back to par.

Alejandra Llaneza finished the day at +2 to drop back to even par for the tournament in a tie for 17th place. She was another Wildcat to have a strong start, finishing the front side at -2 after birdies on the 4th and 9th holes. However, Llaneza had bogeys on 14 and 16, then endured a double bogey on the finishing hole.

Margarita Ramos stayed within striking distance of her teammates with a second even-par round of the day for the Wildcats after shooting 73 on Friday. She opened her round with three birdies over the first four holes, sandwiched around a bogey on the 2nd, then tallied consecutive bogeys on 13 and 14 to finish level for the day at 71.

Amanda Wilson matched her round from yesterday, shooting 74 (+3) for the second-straight day and is tied with freshman Isabelle Boineau at +6 after she struggled for the first time with the varsity squad with a round of 77. Nikki Koller competed as an individual for the second-straight day and trimmed two shots off her score from Friday by shooting 79.

Team Leaderboard
1. UCLA - 277+285=562 (-6)
2. USC - 279-286=565 (-3)
3. Oklahoma State - 278-289=567 (-1)
T4. ARIZONA - 282-289=571 (+3)
T4. Stanford - 279-292=571 (+3)

Individual Leaderboard
1. Caroline Masson, Oklahoma State - 65-70=135 (-7)
T2. Ryann O'Toole, UCLA - 72-66=138 (-4)
T2. Lizette Salas, USC - 66-72=138 (-4)
T4. Tiffany Joh, UCLA - 68-71=139 (-3)
T4. Belen Mozo, USC - 68-71=139 (-3)
T9. Brittany Benvenuto, ARIZONA - 70-71=141 (-1)

Arizona Results
T9. Brittany Benvenuto - 70-71=141 (-1)
T14. Alejandra Llaneza - 69-73=142 (E)
T26. Margarita Ramos - 73-71=144 (+2)
T52. Isabelle Boineau - 70-78=148 (+6)
T52. Amanda Wilson - 74-74=148 (+6)
T84. Nikki Koller - 81-79=160 (+18)

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