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03-13-2018, 09:10 PM
Zags Head To Prestigious Pinehurst

Inaugural Pinehurst Womenís Intercollegiate

March 13, 2018

Gonzaga Notes (http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/gonz/sports/w-golf/auto_pdf/2017-18/release/release_20180313aaa.pdf)

Pinehurst Womenís Intercollegiate

Mar. 14-15, 2018 | Pinehurst #8 | Par-72 | 6,053 yards
Pinehurst, N.C. | GOLFSTAT (http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=15278)


- This year serves as the inaugural Pinehurst Womenís Intercollegiate.
- The tournament field features Richmond, Boston, Eastern Kentucky, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern New Hampshire, Bucknell, and Longwood.
- Tom Fazio designed Pinehurst #8 in 1996. Many feel No. 8 synthesizes all the elements of the Pinehurst golf experience into one layout. This championship track has twice been home to the PGA Club Pro Championship. Since 1898, Pinehurst has hosted more championships than any other club in the country


- Francesca Santoni was the top finisher for GU, shooting a second-round 75 to finish +8 in the Meadow Club Womenís Collegiate and in a tie for 41st. Jessica Mangrobang finished two shots back in a tie for 52nd. Santoni rolled home two birdies in her final round and was +1 on the back.
- Nina Novilla fired a second-round 79, her low score this year, and finished tied for 78th with teammate Jena Gao at +16.

- The last time Gonzaga traveled to the East Coast for a tournament was the 2009 Northern Illinois Snowbird Intercollegiate in Tampa, Fla. at Pebblecreek Golf Club.
- GU took fourth with a score of 936 in that event. Elizabeth Jarrett shot a final-round 76 Friday to finish tied for 12th.
- In 2006, the Bulldogs secured a fifth place finish at Hoya Invitational held at the Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club in Northern Virginia. Lacey Jo Manwaring and Sarah Sheffield tied for 19th.
- The Zags finished 15th in the 2002 East Carolina Invitational in Greenville, N.C., the only prior tournament Gonzaga has played in the state of North Carolina.
- The Zags have played in seven Northern Illinois Snowbird Invitationals.
- Their best finish was second in 2006, Lacey Jo Manwaring finished in a four-way tie for seventh with a 153. The Zags have finished top-10 in six of their seven events there.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/w-golf/spec-rel/031318aaa.html)

03-13-2018, 11:40 PM
bucket list course for me

03-14-2018, 07:12 PM
Zags Battle Field and Weather At Pinehurst

Only four players in field shoot below 80

March 14, 2018

PINEHURST, N.C. – Mother nature had her own plans for the first day of the Inaugural Pinehurst Women’s Intercollegiate on Wednesday, as the players were able to play, but only four players in the field were able to shoot below 80, with +1 being the top score by three strokes.

With the action commencing on prestigious Pinehurst #8, the Zags and the seven other teams battled freezing cold temperatures in the 30s with winds reaching 25 mph. The course played “brutally tough” for the field according to Gonzaga head coach Brad Rickel.

The Zags finished +50 as a team and in fourth place. Freshman Francesca Santoni led the Bulldogs with an 83, as she managed five pars on each side to finish tied for 10th. Nina Novilla was one stroke back in 13th and Jena Gao had one of only 24 birdies in the field, scoring a two on the par-three fifth to finish 23rd. Jessica Mangrobang shot an 85 to tie for 16th and Diana Araneta shot an 86 to finish 22nd as all five Zags were in the top half of the field.

The Zags were third in the field going +9 on par-fives and +8 on par-threes. They were second with 40 pars and Santoni was first in the field going even on par-five holes.

Eastern Kentucky leads the field at +27 and Ragga Kristinsdottir of EKU leads the field by three strokes. The teams will play round two of three tomorrow. Live scoring is available on GoZags.com.

Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/w-golf/recaps/031418aaa.html)

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