Women's Golf Takes Fourth At Arizona Invitational

Feb. 21, 2001

Tucson, Ariz. - Sophomore All-American Candie Kung finished tied for third--just two strokes out from the top spot--as the No. 3 USC women's golf team took fourth at the Arizona Invitational held on The Raven golf course in Tucson, Ariz., on Mon.-Wed. (Feb. 19-21).

The Women of Troy, going up against a field that included the last 14 NCAA champions and seven of the nation's top 10 teams, shot 295-299-298 for a total of 892 (28 strokes over par). USC has now finished in the top five in six out of seven tournaments played this season. Tourney host Arizona (875) finished first, followed by Stanford (883), Duke (888), USC and New Mexico State (899).

Kung, who hails from Monterey Park, Calif., shot a pair of even par 72s in the first two rounds, then shot 71 in the final round to finish with a one-under-par score of 215. It was the 13th top five finish of Kung's career and sixth out of six tournaments this season. Stephanie Keever of Stanford tied with Kung for third, two strokes back of Lorena Ochoa of Arizona and Candy Hannemann of Duke, who finished atop the leaderboard tied at 213. Ochoa won the medalist honors in a playoff.

Also for USC, sophomore Mikaela Parmlid finished tied for 14th (222), junior Leila Chartrand tied for 37th (230), senior Nicole Dalkas tied for 59th (236) and freshman Anna Rawson tied for 69th (241). Sophomore Yon Yim competed as an individual and finished tied for 65th (238).

The Women of Troy resume tournament play on Mar. 12-13 at the Pioneer Bruin Golf Classic in Menifee, Calif.

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