EUGENE, Oregon – The Arizona Women’s Golf playoffs begin Monday with the Pac-12 Championships at Eugene Country Club with the University of Oregon hosting the event for the first time since 2010. The Wildcats are a historically strong team at the championships in the conference and have finished no worse than fourth at the event since the 2005-06 season. Freshmen Caroline Melgrati (73.25) and Lilac Pinthier (74.00) are Arizona’s leading scorers heading into the championships.
“After finishing in the top three in Napa last week, our team is in good shape for the Pac-12s,” the head coach said. Laura Ianello. “Our team have lost top class men since the start of the season and all of our young girls have continuously grown and developed their games over the course of the season. I am proud of the way we have played this season and I am delighted to see us competing in a championship atmosphere in Eugene.”
Not a single member of the Wildcat roster has played an event at Eugene Country Club as Arizona has not played in a tournament in the Pacific Northwest since the 2018 Pac-12 Championships were held in Broadmoor Golf Club in Seattle. The Cats are eight-time winners of the Pac-12 championships with their last victory in 2015 at Boulder Country Club in Colorado.
Arizona will hit the field with three innings in three days with the Pac-12 networks providing coverage of the third and final day of the championships on Wednesday.