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    Women’s golf goes to Utah

    Just two short days after finishing in sixth place at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, the No. 11 Arizona women’s golf team is back at it again.

    The Wildcats will hit the road for St. George, Utah, when they compete in the 21st annual BYU Dixie Classic. The team will play at Entrada at Snow Canyon, a 72-par course that stretches for 6,151 yards.

    The tournament will consist of 16 teams – seven of which are ranked – including No. 13 BYU, No. 15 Denver, No. 26 TCU, and No. 34 UC-Irvine.

    “”This field is similar to the field from Hawaii (where Arizona competed March 20-21, placing second). It is not a strong field,”” UA head coach Greg Allen said. “”We come in as the highest-ranked team in the tournament, so we certainly expect to have a chance to win.””

    Junior Mary Jacobs, ranked No. 32 individually, led the Wildcats in Tempe after sinking a team-high eight birdies that led to an even 216 score, finishing 11th on the individual leaderboard.

    “”(Mary Jacobs) has a lot of momentum after her last tournament,”” Allen said. “”She has such a great golf swing.

    “”The first two rounds at ASU really put her over the edge,”” he added. “”She is kind of taking baby steps to where she is comfortable.””

    No. 12 Alison Walshe, who carries a 72.91 stroke average, struggled in the first round of the ASU Invitational, carding a 5-over 77. She later bounced back by shooting an even 72 in the final round to tie for 29th place with teammate No. 52 Adriana Zwanck.

    “”This is a golf course we needed to see just in case we play regionals here,”” Allen said. “”Right now the girls are hitting it real good. We have thoughts of winning this thing and finishing our spring and heading into (Pacific 10 Conference play) with some momentum.””

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