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    Wildcats head into big tournament

    The No. 7 Wildcats women’s golf team will head to Hawaii this weekend to participate in the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, a tournament which could have a lot of significance for the team as it heads down the final stretch of the season.

    “”We want to show everyone else that we can compete,”” said senior Alison Walshe.

    The tournament will be held at the Kaneohe Klipper golf course in Honolulu, Hawaii, a three-day 54-hole event. Many of the top-ranked programs will be participating in this tournament, including No. 1 Duke, along with three other top-ten ranked Pacific 10 Conference schools in No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 USC, and No. 4 Arizona State. The Wildcats currently have 503 points, just 36 behind No. 6 Auburn.

    “”We just want to go out there and play against these top teams so they know that we can play,”” said Walshe.

    The Wildcats will send out their starting five in Walshe, freshman Alejandra Llaneza, senior Mary Jacobs, junior Amanda Wilson and sophomore Emily Mason.

    Arizona has done something this year no other team seems to have the ability to master – playing well against highly ranked teams. The Wildcats work as a team and help each other out.

    “”I think it’s something that we have, that other schools just don’t,”” Walshe said. “”It is really important for us that we don’t have to rely on anyone and we can just play together.””

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