Arizona women's golf's Lindsey Weaver finishes second in Pac-12
Arizona women’s golf finished in second place at the Pac-12 Championships in Corvallis, Ore., losing by one stroke. Sophomore Lindsey Weaver finished second in the individual standings.
The team title went to No. 9 Stanford, which was able to take the lead on the final day of competition and earned the win by going five over par and finishing with a score of 869. The Wildcats tied for second place with No. 1 USC, finishing six over par with a score of 870. No. 2 UCLA took fourth place, finishing seven over par with a score of 871.
The second place finish marked the sixth time the Wildcats have finished in the top five this season.
The individual crown went to No. 1 Alison Lee of UCLA, who finished five under par with a total score of 211. Second place went to Weaver, who finished two under par with a final score of 214. Third place was won by Doris Chen from USC, who was one under par with a final score of 215.
Weaver shared the lead with UCLA’s Erynne Lee going into the final round Sunday and had a one-stroke lead through most of the final round, but was unable to hold onto it.
The second-place finish for Weaver made her the Wildcats’ top finisher for the fifth time this year. She has also finished in second place in the last two tournaments. Weaver’s second-place finish at the conference championships is the Wildcats’ top individual finish since UA alumna Lorena Ochoa earned a second place finish back in 2002.
The Pac-12 Championships were hosted by Oregon State and held at the Trysting Tree Golf Club.
The field included 11 of the 12 schools that belong to the Pac-12 Conference. Utah was the only Pac-12 university not represented at the tournament this weekend.
Freshman Jessica Vasilic shared a four-way tie for 13th place, finishing four over par and with a final score of 220. Junior Manon Gidali ended up in a three-way tie for 17th place at five over par and a final score of 221. Freshman Wanasa Zhou finished in 20th place by going six over par with a score of 222. Junior Kendall Prince finished in a four-way tie for 21st place, finishing seven over par with a score of 223.
NCAA Regional Championships participants will be announced Monday on the Golf Channel starting at 3 p.m. The Regional Championships will be a three-day tournament beginning May 8.
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