The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

99° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    Women’s golf in Hawaii for Thompson Invitational

    After being out of action for nearly a month, the No. 10 Arizona women’s golf team will begin play once again in the 22nd annual Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Oahu, Hawaii, today.

    The two-day tournament hosted by Hawaii will be played at the 72-par Kane’ohe Klipper Golf Course.

    In the Wildcats’ last outing Feb. 27, they finished in eighth place in their own Arizona Wildcat Invitational in Tucson – finishing 39 strokes short of victor ASU – in what Arizona head coach Greg Allen called a “”disappointing”” finish.

    “”I felt that the (Arizona Wildcat Invitational) was the strongest field we will have to face until nationals,”” Allen said. “”In a course that we play so much, it wasn’t great that we finished in eighth place, but it wasn’t terrible.””

    In a field that includes six ranked teams, 10th-ranked Arizona is the highest squad in the polls entering the tournament, but included in the field are No. 18 Texas A&M, No. 17 Brigham Young and No. 32 Ohio State.

    “”It is going to be a tough tournament,”” Allen said. “”There is a lot of room for error at this course, especially with all the wind, but it is certainly a tournament we feel we can win.””

    Allen pointed to the substandard performance of his team’s top three as a reason for Arizona’s struggle in the Wildcat Invitational.

    Junior Alison Walshe, ranked No. 8 individually, finished tied for 17th place with a 9-over 222 for the Wildcat Invitational, while sophomores Adriana Zwanck and Amanda Wilson shot scores totaling 203 (17-over-par), which landed them in 39th place.

    “”We need to have a solid match from the top three,”” Allen said. “”We are coming into this tournament with the highest ranking, and winning it is something that is definitely in reach.””

    More to Discover
    Activate Search