TEMPE, ARIZ (Dec 29,2015) – Haley Moore obviously likes Arizona. The Escondido, CA native will soon join the Arizona Wildcats women’s golf team for their spring season, arriving a semester earlier than planned.
"Adding Haley to our roster will increase the team’s depth and enhance its quality,” Arizona head women’s golf coach Laura Ianello stated. “Haley will be one of the most experienced players on our team. She is a player who excels in all parts of the game. She not only has proved herself in the junior ranks but she has succeeded when playing against the best in the world. We expect Haley to make a huge impact and we are excited for her arrival."
She’s already made a big impact on the Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship, finishing the first day in a tie with Jiyoon Jang, a senior at Palm Desert (CA) High School, carding 4-under par round of 68 on the Pete Dye-designed ASU Karsten course. With four birdies, Moore didn’t have a single blemish on her score card.
After today’s second round, Moore holds the top spot on her own after posting her second consecutive round of 68, putting her at 8-under and three strokes ahead of Jang, who finished her day at 1-under for the day and 5-under for the tournament.
Moore started her day on the back side with a birdie on No. 10 and added two more birdies on Nos. 14 and 17, all of which were par 5 holes. After making the turn, she added a birdie on No. 2 and had her only mistake of the tournament on No. 4, a 389-yard par 4, where she bogeyed. She made up for that with a birdie on her last hole, No. 9.
Kenzie Wright is alone in third place after finishing today at 2-under, making her 3-under for the week. Brianna Navarrosa stands one shot behind her and six off the lead at 2-under, while four others are tied at 1-under. The rest of the field is at even or over par.
The 54-hole tournament wraps up tomorrow, December 30.
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