Dodd Fires Career-Best 72 To Cap Off Ping/ASU Invitational

April 8, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. --- Jennifer Dodd tied a career-best by firing a 72 in the final round of the Ping/ASU Invitational on Sunday at the par 72 Karsten Golf Course.

Dodd just missed earning the 24th top 25 finish of her career. The Portland, Ore., native tied for 28th after compiling a 10-over par 226 for the tournament.

Though Washington State had their best round of the tournament with a 314, they failed to gain ground on the powerful field in Tempe. The Cougars finished 15th with a 955 three-round total.

Junior Tasha Browner carded the second-best round on Sunday for WSU, with a four-over par 76. She tied for 67th.

Southern California overcame a six-stroke deficit after the second round to grab team medalist honors. The Women of Troy held off tournament host Arizona State by four strokes, while Texas Christian placed third.

Stanford's Stephanie Keever also used a big third round to take top individual honors. The All-American fired a 69 on Sunday and finished the tournament with an even 216, besting New Mexico State's Sasha Medina by one stroke. The leader after two rounds, Arizona's Lorena Ochoa tied with Texas Christian's Shannon Barr for third, two strokes off the lead.

The Cougars will tee it up next at the Peg Barnard California Collegiate on Apr. 13-14.

WSU RESULTS:	321-320-314---955T28) Jennifer Dodd	77-77-72---226T67) Tasha Browner	84-81-76---241T76) Shanelle Roberts	80-83-82---245T79) Natalie Bratkowski	83-79-84---246T82) Donna Bell		81-89-86---256

TEAM RESULTS: 1. USC (889) 2. Arizona State (893) 3. TCU (895) 4. Arizona, Stanford (896) 6. Tulsa (898) 7. New Mexico State (900) 8. New Mexico (907) 9. California (909) 10. UCLA (913) 11. Oregon (915) 12. Oregon State (916) 13. Washington (919) 14. San Jose State (927) 15. Washington State (955)

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS: 1. Stephanie Keever, Stanford (216) 2. Sasha Medina, New Mexico State (217) 3. Lorena Ochoa, Arizona, Shannon Barr, TCU (218) 5. Kelli Kamimura, Washington, Mikeala Parmlid, USC (219)

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