Cats End Day One of ASU Invitational Amid Pack of Teams
PHOENIX, Ariz. – With only two of the field of 15 teams breaking par on Papago Golf Club on Friday, No. 17 Arizona Women's Golf ended the first round of the PING/ASU Invitational among a nine-team pack separated by four strokes near the top of the leaderboards. The Wildcats got to 4-over par thanks to a strong finish on the back nine holes that saw the Arizona lineup sink a total of 11 birdies compared to just four on the first nine holes. Senior Yu-Sang Hou and sophomore Therese Warner both shot 2-under par to lead the Wildcats.
"I was happy to see our scores improve later in the round, and I hope we can continue that trend going into tomorrow's second round," said head coach Laura Ianello. "Yu-Sang and Therese did a great job of posting top-five scores to lead our team on Friday. I look forward to seeing our lineup build upon the experience of today's round."
Warner embodied the late round improvement the most by sinking four birdies and tallying four par's in the second half of her round. She finished the first round in a tie for the second-lowest scoring average among all players on the course's par-3 holes.
Arizona will look to break away from the pack and move up the leaderboard on Saturday in the second round of the ASU/Ping Invitational.