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‘Always in it’: Cats remain hopeful despite slow start

Citizen Staff Writer

University of Arizona women’s golf coach Greg Allen didn’t mince words when asked about his team’s opening-round performance at the Pac-10 Championship in Seattle.

“Not a real good day. Kind of a tough start,” he said.

Arizona State’s Anna Nordqvist shot a 4-under-68 to take the individual lead. The Sun Devils (9-over 297) also lead the team competition, followed by USC (303), UCLA (305) and a fourth-place tie between Stanford and UA (309).

Despite the Wildcats stumbling out of the gates with their 21-over-par showing, the coach wasn’t about to throw in the towel.

“In a team tournament like this, you’re always in it,” he said. “If we can cut it in half (today), that will put us in a position for the third round.”

Alison Walshe (3-over 75, tie 9th) led UA, followed by teammates Adriana Zwanck (77, tie 15th), Amanda Wilson (78, tie 17th), Mary Jacobs (79, tie 23rd) and Emily Mason (84, 44th).



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