Women's Golf Advances to NCAA Championships with Sixth-Place Finish at NCAA West Regional.

May 12, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Arizona State women's golf team finished sixth with a three-day total of 910 at the NCAA West Regional, held May 10-12 at the par 72, 6,089-yard Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis. With their sixth-place finish, the Sun Devils advance to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships which will be held May 22-25 at the Mission Inn Country Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Defending national champion Arizona ran away with the NCAA West Regional title, finishing 20 strokes ahead of runner-up Stanford with a three-round total of 868. Michigan State (901), UCLA (903) and Ohio State (906) rounded out the top five, while Arizona State, Washington (914) and USC (916) all qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Individually for the Sun Devils, freshman Jimin Kang finished third with a three-day total of three-under 213 (71-66-76), six strokes behind tournament medalist Natalie Ochoa of Arizona (207). Kang shot a four-over 76 in the final round, one day after carding a career-best 66 on Friday. Senior Molly Cooper finished tied for 19th with a three-day total of 226 (77-74-75), while sophomore Melanie Hunt (83-77-77) and junior Lisa Meredith (80-77-80) each tied for 55th at 237. Sophomore Blair O'Neal rounded out the Sun Devil squad, tying for 80th with a three-round total of 244 (80-78-86).

NCAA West Regional FINAL RESULTS Tournament Dates: 05/11 - 05/13 * Individual Date Printed: 05-12-2001

Par: 72 Yardage: 6089 Fin Top 20 Teams Scores 1 Arizona, U. of 287 292 289 868 2 Stanford University 302 292 294 888 3 Michigan State U. 304 298 299 901 4 UCLA 307 297 299 903 5 Ohio State Univ. 306 298 302 906 6 Arizona State U. 308 294 308 910 7 Washington, U. of 308 302 304 914 8 Southern California 308 298 310 916 9 Oregon, U. of 308 304 311 923 10 Oregon State U. 311 306 307 924 11 Tennessee, U. of 308 300 318 926 12 Missouri, U. of 318 304 311 933 13 Nevada, U. of 310 311 313 934 14 Memphis Univ of 305 312 320 937 15 Colorado State Univ. 320 303 319 942 16 Furman University 312 311 320 943 17 Indiana University 314 311 325 950 18 Brigham Young Univ. 322 313 332 967 19 SW Missouri St. U. 335 324 347 1006 20 Weber State Univ. 352 327 331 1010 21 Central Conn. St. U. 363 336 369 1068

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