Cats Take Third in Spring Debut

Cats Take Third in Spring Debut
TUCSON, Ariz. –

University of Arizona women's golf took third place after the final round at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. The Wildcats recorded a final round score of 292 (+8). With the first round's score of 296 (+12) and the second round's score of 292 (+8), Arizona finished at 880 (+28) overall to take home third place.

"I'm so proud of the ladies for starting off the spring on a good note," head coach Laura Ianello said. "They have been working hard and we have high expectations for the season. Krystal (Quihuis) had an amazing performance and we look for big things from her this semester. We also had good finishes by Manon (Gidali) and Lindsey (Weaver), our All-Americans."

Krystal Quihuis finished best for the Wildcats in a four-way tie for sixth place with rounds of 70 (-1), 73 (+2) and 72 (+1) to finish at 215 (+2) overall. Senior Manon Gidali locked in another top-20 finish with a tie for 18th place. She recorded rounds of 74 (+3), 75 (+4) and 72 (+1) for a 221 (+8) overall. Gidali had three consecutive birdies on the front nine of the final round.

Junior Lindsey Weaver tied for 29th place overall with rounds of 77 (+6), 74 (+3) and 73 (+2) for a total of 224 (+11). Sophomore Wanasa Zhou carded rounds of 75 (+4), 72 (+1) and 78 (+7) to finish at 225 (+12) in 33rd place. Senior Kendall Prince rounds out the Arizona five with scores of 78 (+7), 73 (+1) and 75 (+4) for a tie for 38th place with a score of 226 (+13).

The tournament, hosted by Ohio State at Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif., featured a tough playing field, with 10 teams currently ranked in the top 25 by

After leading every round, Baylor captured the team title with a score of 863 (+11), a tournament record. USC took the runner up title with a score of 867 (+15). Bronte Law, a UCLA sophomore, took home the individual medal with a 5-under 208.

"We will take this momentum to New Orleans next week," Ianello said. "The ladies are happy but hungry for a victory."

Looking ahead, Arizona will next compete at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational on Feb. 22-24 in New Orleans, La.