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Wildcats Climb Up Leaderboard On Final Day of Pac-12 Championships

Apr 20, 2022

EUGENE, Ore. – Arizona Women's Golf saved its best for last at the Pac-12 Championships by shooting an even-par final round to move up three spots on the team leaderboards to finish the tournament in a tie for fifth at 20-over par. The Wildcats' final round was the second-lowest team score carded on Wednesday as freshman Carolina Melgrati finished the championships tied for third at 1-over.

"This entire week has really embodied our team's resiliency and determination," said head coach Laura Ianello. "I am very proud of how we were able to persevere through numerous storms and delays to compete until the very end. These young ladies gave it their all and showed everyone what it means to Bear Down."

Melgrati's top-three finish marks the highest finish of her first collegiate season, surpassing her sixth-place finish at the Silverado Showdown earlier this month. She finished the Pac-12 Championships tied for the best par-5 scoring among the 55-player field at 5-under par.

Freshman Lilas Pinthier posted the team's lowest third-round score with a 1-under round of 71, which tied four others for the lowest round of the day. Senior Ya Chun Chang also carded her best round of the championships in Wednesday's finale, matching Melgrati's round of even par.

Chang shot rounds of 76,73 and 72 to finish tied for 13th in the tournament. Pinthier finished one stroke behind her in a tie for 19th, and Gile Bite Starkute finished two strokes behind her in a tie for 26th.