Cats Finish ASU Invitational Behind Pinthier's Low Round
TEMPE, Ariz. – With a third-round score of 8-over par, Arizona Women's Golf finished the ASU Invitational to earn 10th place at 18-over par for the tournament. Arizona's low score in Sunday's finale came from freshman Lilas Pinthier at 1-under. Her consistent play all week, with rounds of 73, 73, and 71, earned her a top-25 finish at 1-over par for the tournament.
"Our final round wasn't as strong as I had hoped, but we played some quality golf throughout the weekend at this tournament," said head coach Laura Ianello. "Each member of our lineup carded some good scores during the week, and we showed some improvement as a team. Our growth and development throughout each of our tournaments this season will continue to show as we begin the home stretch of our schedule."
Pinthier's 1-under round of 71 on Sunday marked the second-lowest round of her season behind last week's opening round of 70 at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Behind the freshman's 24th place finish, Arizona got its second top-30 score from junior Gile Bite Starkute who wrapped up the event in a tie for 29th at 2-over par. Starkute shot her best scores on the shortest holes, finishing tied for sixth in par-3 scoring.
The Wildcat will play in the Silverado Showdown next week in Napa, California before the Pac-12 Championships during the third week of April in Eugene, Oregon.