Women's Golf Tied for 12th After First Round of Arizona Invitational

Feb. 19, 2001

TUCSON, Ariz. - Senior Molly Cooper shot a three-over 75 to lead the Arizona State women's golf team into a tie for 12th place after the first round of the Arizona Invitational being held Feb. 19-21 at the par 72, 6,119-yard Raven at Sabino Springs.

The Sun Devils shot a 25-over 313 in the first round, led by Cooper who is tied for 18th individually (39-36=76). Freshman Jimin Kang is tied for 20th after shooting a 76 (36-40) on Monday, while sophomore Melanie Hunt is tied for 58th with an 80 (39-41) in the first round. Rounding out the Sun Devil squad are junior Lisa Meredith who is tied for 71st with a first-round 82 (42-40) and sophomore Blair O'Neal who stands in a tie for 77th (40-43=83). Senior Michaela Friberg, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 82nd with an 84 (38-46) in the first round.

Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn (70) and Candy Hannemann hold the top two spots individually, while tournament host Arizona holds a one-stroke lead over Duke in the team race after shooting a five-over 293 on Monday. USC (295), Stanford (298) and New Mexico State (302) round out the top five.

The tournament continues Tuesday and Wednesday with a shotgun start each day at 8 a.m.

Arizona Invitational - Round One (Feb. 19-21)1.	Arizona	2932.	Duke	2943.	USC	2954.	Stanford	2985.	New Mexico State	3026.	Texas	3037.	California	3048.	Washington	3059.	Pepperdine	30710.	UCLA	311	Tulsa	31112.	Arizona State	313	New Mexico	31314.	San Jose State	315	Nevada	31515.	Oregon	325
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