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    “Former UA golfer Furyk donates $85,000 to school”

    Golf Briefs

    Current professional and former Wildcat golfer Jim Furyk will donate $85,000 to the UA following his participation in the 2008 Ryder Cup.

    The sum is part of the $200,000 the PGA Tour of America is donating to the charities of Furyk’s choice. Of the $85,000, $40,000 will go directly to the school and $45,000 will be used in conjunction with the PGA of America’s Play Golf America University, which is designed to teach and engage students through the instruction of professionals.

    The U.S. scored 16.5 points in the cup, with 2.5 coming from Furyk. The team won by five points in total.

    Furyk, a member of the UA squad from 1988-92, clinched the win Sunday with a 2 and 1 singles win over Miguel Angel Jimenez.

    Departed Arizona senior qualifies for LPGA Q-school final

    Recently graduated Wildcat Alison Walshe became one of 30 qualifiers last weekend to reach the LPGA Tour’s Final Qualifying Tournament in December.

    After finishing 12th place with rounds of 71, 74, 74 and 69, Walshe outlasted the field in Rancho Mirage, Calif., at the LPGA Sectional Qualifier held at the Palmer and Shore Courses.

    Walshe earned All-American and All-Pac-10 honors at Arizona during the 2007-08 season with a 72.50 stroke average. She finished the season as the eighth-rated golfer nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

    The Final Qualifying Tournament will be held Dec. 1-7 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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