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Haley Moore gets first win of her career, Wildcats finish in third at Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship

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Sophomore Haley Moore takes a practice swing in September, 2016. Moore won her first collegiate tournament at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship Monday.

Sophomore Haley Moore, who had been close to winning in several tournaments last year, finally broke through and earned her first career tournament win at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship on Monday in New Orleans, La. Moore finished in first place in the individual competition at six under par and had a final score of 210.

The UA women’s golf team finished in a tie for third place with Oklahoma State. The Wildcats shot four under par with a score of 284 in the final round. Arizona had a final score of 875 (+11) for the tournament. Stanford won the team competition at one-under-par and a final score of 863. 

The Wildcats completed round one of play on Sunday, where they finished in a tie for ninth place after shooting 296 (+8). Miami led the tournament at one-under-par for day one, while Mariell Bruun of Denver and Dewi Weber of Miami led the individual competition after shooting four-under-par.

Moore led the team, shooting a two-under-par for a first round score of 70 that put her in a tie for fourth place.

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The Wildcats continued to improve their game on Monday in the second round where they finished in a tie for seventh place with the University of Central Florida at +15.

Haley Moore continued to pursue the leaders in the individual competition where she completed the second round in a tie for fifth place shooting three-under-par for a final round score of 71. Wanasa Zhou ended the second round in a tie for 28th place at three-over-par with a score of 70.

The Wildcats finished the third round of play today, which pushed them into a tie for third place. Individually for the Wildcats, Moore had another great round, shooting three under par with a third round score of 69, putting her in first place. Moore now has five top-10 finishes this year and eight in her career.

“I took away patience from this tournament,” Moore said. “I was steady, with windy conditions you have to stay patient which helped me a lot this week.”

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Senior Wanasa Zhou finished in a tie for 10th place after shooting one-over-par and a final score of 217 for the tournament. Sophomore Danielle Lee carded 81 (+9) on her final round finishing at 235. Junior Krystal Quihuis finished the tournament in a tie for 35th place after posting a round of 73 and a total score of 225. Senior Jessica Vasilic shot a 72 in her final round.

“Advice that haloed me today was to stay in the moment of each shot and always believe,” Moore said.

The Wildcats will return to Catalina Ariz. for the Mountain View Invite March 10-12.


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