The newest member of the University of Arizona Wildcat women’s golf team is Freshman Manon Gidali. She has helped the lady Cats get off to an explosive start to this year’s season. Gidali was named the Pac-12 Women’s
Golfer of the Month for the month for February.
In her first collegiate tournament, she won the Wildcat Invitational at the Golf Club of Vistoso shooting rounds of 67-66-71=204 (-12) under par. Gidali’s three day total is a new school record for 54 holes, replacing Lorena Ochoa’s previous best of 206 (-10) under par in 2001.
She proceeded to follow up at the UNLV Invitational, finishing tied for first with teammate Isabelle Boineau, posting scores of 71-76-71=218. She has two wins and five of her six rounds played under par. Her performance has led the Arizona team to wins at the Wildcat Invitational and the UNLV Invitational. In the Wildcat Invitational at Arizona National, the team score of 285-274-292=851 (-13) under par is a new school record for 54 holes, replacing the previous best of (-10), set by the 1998-99 squad at Randolph North Course, in Tucson