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Hawaiian repeat: Arizona defends Nanea Pac-12 Preview
06 Nov 2019
see also: Pac-12 Women's Preview, Nanea Golf Club

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KAILUA KONA, Hawai'i -- The Arizona women's golf team won the Pac-12 Preview on Wednesday, successfully defending its title after holding off UCLA by two strokes. The Wildcats had the low round of the day, shooting 8-under as a team and finishing the week at 19-under at Nanea Golf Club.

Sophomore Ya Chun Chang led the Cats in the final round, carding six birdies on her way to a 70 (-3). Chang finished the week at 6-under and in a tie for fourth. The fourth-place finish is Chang's best finish of the fall season.

Freshman Vivian Hou shot 71 (-2) in her final round, making that an incredible eight straight rounds under par. Vivian also finished the week at 6-under, making that her fourth top-5 finish in only five fall events. Fellow freshman Therese Warner recorded five birdies in round three and posted a score of 72 (-1), putting her at 2-under for the week and it a tie for 10th.

Junior Hollie Muse put together her second consecutive round of 1-under-par golf, getting her into a tie for 13th overall. Junior Yu-Sang Hou birdied three of her last seven holes to shoot 2-under on the day and even-par for the week.

All five Wildcats shot under-par in the final round and finished in the top 17 this week. The Wildcats led the field in par-3 and par-4 scoring for the tournament. The victory marks Arizona's fourth tournament win in the past two seasons, which includes the UNLV Rebel Beach Invitational, the El Tigre Hawkeye Invitational, and last year's Pac-12 Preview.

Thanks to Arizona Women's Golf for this report.

Results: Pac-12 Women's Preview
1JapanRino SasakiJapan70070-70-70=210
T2CATy AkabaneDanville, CA50073-70-69=212
T2HIMariel GaldianoPearl City, HI50071-70-71=212
T4Chinese TaipeiYa-Chun ChangChinese Taipei40072-71-70=213
T4Chinese TaipeiYu-Chiang (Vivian) HouChinese Taipei40071-71-71=213

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The Pac-12 members get together to hold a conference championship as the fall season nears its conclusion. Team (best four scores out of five players) and individual competitions.

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