W-golf heads to Austin
After a three-week layoff, the Arizona women's golf team is set to return to competitive play today. The Wildcats will tee off in the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, a three-day, 54-hole event hosted by the University of Texas.
Arizona sits at No. 9 in the latest National Golf Coaches Association coaches' poll, released March 10.The 16-team field features six teams in the NGCA top 25 — No. 2 UCLA, No. 9 Arizona, No. 16 Stanford, No. 17 Vanderbilt, No. 21 Texas A&M; and No. 23 New Mexico.
Texas Christian University, University of California, Davis, Washington, Texas, Oregon, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Tulsa, Chattanooga and Oklahoma round out the tournament field.
In its last time out, the Arizona women's team finished in fifth place at the Bruin Wave Invitational, co-hosted by Pepperdine and UCLA. The Wildcats are looking for their fourth consecutive top-5 finish.
The Wildcats are led by Isabelle Boineau, who has four top-20 finishes in six events played. She also leads the team with a 73.13 scoring average and low round of 68. Arizona will need consistency from freshman Sherlyn Popelka, who leads the team with five rounds at or below par but is third in scoring average at 73.36.
Play begins today with a 7:15 a.m. split-tee start and will conclude on Sunday with a 7:45 shotgun start.