Women's Golf Moves into First Place at Spartan Invitational

March 6, 2001

MONTEREY, Calif. - Freshman Jimin Kang shot a career-low 67 Tuesday to lead the Sun Devils into first place after the second round of the San Jose State Spartan Invitational, being held at the par 72, 5,938-yard Corral de Tierra Country Club March 5-7.

As a team, the Sun Devils, who won the Spartan Invitational last season, shot a one-under par 287 Tuesday, their lowest round of the season and lead New Mexico State by one stroke with a two-day total of 577. Tuesday's round marked the second season best in as many days for ASU which shot a two-over 290 on Monday. Pepperdine (587), Stanford (593) and Tulsa (597) round out the top five.

Individually, Kang holds a two-stroke lead over New Mexico State's Alena Sharp with a two-day total of 139, while junior Lisa Meredith and sophomore Melanie Hunt, a transfer from Texas Tech, are tied for sixth at 144 after two rounds. Senior Molly Cooper is tied for 21st at 150 and sophomore Blair O'Neal stands in a tie for 36th at 154 heading into Wednesday's final round.

The San Jose State Spartan Invitational wraps up Wednesday with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. MST.

SJSU Spartan Invitational - Round Two - March 61.	Arizona State	290-287=5772.	New Mexico State	287-291=5783.	Pepperdine	298-289=5874.	Stanford	302-291=5935.	Tulsa	299-298=5976.	Washington	299-299=5987.	Oklahoma State	299-301=6008.	Penn State	308-308=616	San Jose State	306-310=61610.	Washington State	305-315=62011.	Colorado	317-305=62212.	BYU	315-313=62813.	Oregon State	312-318=63014.	Hawaii	324-332=65615.	Rhodes College	328-332=66016.	CSU-Monterey Bay	414-405=819

Sun Devil Scores1. Jimin Kang 72-67=139T6. Melanie Hunt 73-71=144 Lisa Meredith 71-73=144T21. Molly Cooper 74-76=151T36. Blair O'Neal 77-77=154

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