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    Fifth place finish for women’s golf

    Amanda Wilson chips out of the bunker Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006 at the Oro Valley Country Club in the final round of the Pac-10 tournament golf championship. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Arizona Daily Wildcat)
    Amanda Wilson chips out of the bunker Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006 at the Oro Valley Country Club in the final round of the Pac-10 tournament golf championship. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Arizona Daily Wildcat)

    2006 pac-10 championships

    Maybe the sun was just a little too bright. Or perhaps the dogleg left on the 10th hole was too sharply angled.

    Whatever the reason, the Oro Valley Country Club proved to be an arduous course for the teams competing in the Pacific 10 Conference Championships this week.

    No. 19 Arizona, however, was able to overcome its second-round slump by posting its best score of the tournament on its final day yesterday, a 298 (10-over-par).

    Freshman Amanda Wilson led the way for the Wildcats, matching her first-round score of 74 (2-over-par) and finishing the third round in a tie for 13th place, the top Wildcat of not only the day but also the entire tournament.

    Her effort aided Arizona in achieving its goal from round two on Tuesday; namely, to finish the tournament in fifth place.

    “”We didn’t win the championship, but I do feel like we had some victory,”” said Arizona women’s golf head coach Greg Allen in a press release. “”We played well today, didn’t finish the round as strongly as we wanted to, but we feel much better about our chances. Today was a better team effort.””

    The winners of the Pac-10 women’s golf championship, No. 2 UCLA, took home the title with a score of 879 (15-over-par) – five strokes higher than what the Bruins were able to put together last year to win.

    “”We thought on Sunday (in the practice round) that there could be some low scores, but the scores were higher than we expected, which shows you the challenge this course presents,”” said UCLA women’s golf head coach Carrie Forsyth in a press release.

    Arizona freshman Adriana Zwanck, who came into the Pac-10 Championships hot off winning the Ping/ASU Invitational in Tempe, had another so-so round and finished in a tie for 19th place with a score of 277 (11-over-par).

    “”I didn’t play bad today, (but) my putting was horrible,”” Zwanck said in a press release. “”I had a lot of birdie chances, but missed the putts.ÿI hit the green in two shots on a par five, but it took me three putts to finish.””

    Despite high scores across the board, the players felt they had accomplished something worthwhile due to the extremely competitive nature of the conference. Prior to the tournament’s start, Arizona was officially listed as a sixth seed, according to the Pac-10’s Web site.

    “”As a team, we worked on some things and are ready for regionals,”” Zwanck said.ÿ

    NCAA Regionals will begin May 11 at three different sites.

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