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Starkute Shoots 68 for Cats to Open PING/ASU Invitational

Starkute Shoots 68 for Cats to Open PING/ASU Invitational

PHOENIX, Ariz. – No. 14 Arizona Women’s Golf used a strong performance from graduate senior Gile Bite Starkute to keep pace with the field on the first day of the PING/ASU Invitational. Starkute’s 4-under par performance tied for the lowest round of the day and put the Wildcats into tenth place as a team at 1-over.

“We came out a little sluggish to start, but we picked it up and played some great golf in the middle of our round,” said head coach Laura Ianello. “Our finish was not as strong as we would have liked, but we will make some adjustments on those problematic holes for us. Gile was once again rock solid for us and continues to play some of the best golf of her career, which is something our entire program is proud of. I am eager to see us start and finish Friday’s round on a high note and card better scores.”

Starkute shot a 34 on both of sides of Papago Golf Course for her 68 on Thursday, catching fire with three straight birdies after making the turn. She will enter Friday’s second round in a tie for first place at 4-under with three other golfers. Arizona’s second-lowest score came from sophomore Julia Misemer who shot even-par to post a top-30 score in the opening round.

Arizona sits in a crowded pack of teams on the leaderboard after the opening day. Nine teams, including the Wildcats, are separated by a total of six strokes.



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