ASU Men's And Women's Golf Tied For Seventh And Ninth

Nov. 3, 2000

Hilton Head, S.C. -- The Arizona State men's golf team is tied for seventh and the Sun Devil women's team is tied for ninth after the first round of the Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational.

The men shot a 2-under 286 and are 18 shots behind leader Georgia. Junior Matt Jones is tied for 12th (69), senior All-American Paul Casey is tied for 25th with a 70, senior Jin Park is tied for 53rd (73), sophomore Brady Stockton is tied for 67th (74) while senior Ryan Whitaker shot an 83 (T-88th). U.S. Amateur Champion Jeff Quinney is playing in the PGA's Southern Farm Bureau Classic in Madison, Miss.

The Georgia Bulldogs shot a first-round tournament record 20-under 268 at the Arthur Hills Golf Course at Palmetto Dunes, as the Bulldogs beat Texas' 272 established in 1999. The entire Georgia team shot in the sixties, led by sophomore Erik Compton with a 66. The Bulldogs have a six-stroke lead over Oklahoma State (274).

The ASU women shot a 12-over 300 and are tied with Georgia, 16 shots back of leader Duke (284). Duke, ranked No. 1 on the Golf World College Coaches' Poll, also set a first-round tournament record with a four-under-par 284. Led by junior Candy Hannemann and sophomore Maria-Garcia Estrada, who both shot 70, the Blue Devils have a seven stroke lead overAuburn (291) and an eight shot lead over Texas. Sun Devil Lisa Meredith is tied for seventh with a 72, while Jimin Kang and Molly Cooper are tied for 27th with a 3-over 75. Blair O'Neal shot a 78 (T-44th) and Michaela Friberg (T-50th) round out the team.

The Rolex/Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Collegiate Invitational, part of the 2000-01 Rolex Collegiate Tour, is presented by Cleveland Golf and administered by Golf World and the College Golf Foundation.

The Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes is a par 72 and measures 6,651 yards from the Championship tees. The Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall is a par 72 and measures 6,257 yards for the women's competition. The tournaments continue Saturday and Sunday.

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