Arizona has won consecutive tournaments
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TEMPE, AZ (March 25, 2018) - Behind Haley Moore and YuSang Hou, both of whom shared second place the Arizona Wildcats were able to capture the PING/ASU Invitational played at the Karsten Golf Course.
Trailing entering the final round, Arizona used a season low 11-under 277 to jump to 12-under for the tournament and earn a four-stroke victory over Pac-12 rival Washington (-8) who placed second, Oklahoma State (-3) was third, Georgia (-2) was fourth while defending champion and host Arizona State (+2) took fifth.
For Arizona the win was their second consecutive after not finding their way into the winners circle in their first six events of the season.
Haley Moore had the round of the day for Arizona firing a 6-under 66 to shoot up the leaderboard. Level-par after the first two rounds Moore played bogey-free golf on Sunday birdieing six-times, including five-times as part of a second nine 5-under 31.
Hou matched Moore at 6-under for the tournament with Bianca Pagdanganan (T6; -3) also contributing with a top-10 performance.
Taking the title in the medalist race was Georgia's Jillian Hollis and she did it record-setting fashion as she fired a program tying 7-under 65 on what was her 21st birthday. What made the record matching round even more astounding was that it was carded on the same course where Vicki Goetze had established the mark at the 1992 NCAA Championships.
Hollis began her final round slowly with a bogey on the 2nd and was 1-over for the day through six holes before playing the final 12 holes in 8-under. The junior birdied four in a row from Nos. 6-10 and four of the final five.
For Hollis the win was her second consecutive after capturing the 3M Augusta Invitational a week ago. With the win she also became the first Bulldog to win back-to-back tournaments since Shauna Estes in 1999 when she won the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic and the SEC Championships.
Along with Moore and Hou, Wenyung Keh (Washington) shared second at 6-under while Sarah Rhee (Washington) was fifth at 5-under.
Editors Note: Georgia Athletics contributed to this story
ABOUT THE PING/ASU Invitational
54-hole college tournament hosted by the
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