UW Women In 23rd Place at NCAA Golf Finals

May 22, 2001

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. - The Washington women's golf team is in 23rd place of 24 teams after the first round of the NCAA Championships at the El Campeon Golf Course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Huskies recorded a 27-over par score of 315. Oklahoma State shot 5-over 293 to grab the early lead in the 72-hole tournament. UCLA is second at 295 and USC is third at 296.

Washington was led by senior Elisha Au, who shot 3-over 75 to finish in a tie for 32nd place. Husky junior Kelli Kamimura, who led Washington in stroke average this season, shot 7-over 79 and is tied for 83rd. Washington's other scores included an 80 by Michelle Grafos, an 81 by Louise Friberg and an 83 by Lindsay Morgan.

Only three players managed to break par of the first day of play at the championship. UCLA's Laura Moffat took the early lead for medalist honors with an opening-round 69. Oklahoma State's Maria Boden and Pepperdine's Lindsey Wright are tied for second a 2-under 70. There is a 10-way tie for fourth place at even-par 72.

The second round of the tournament takes place Tuesday when the Huskies will switch to an afternoon tee time after being in the first group of teams to tee off on Tuesday.

NCAA Women's Golf ChampionshipsEl Campeon Golf CourseHowey-in-the-Hills, Fla.Par 72, 6,106 yards

Team Results (1st Round)

  1  Oklahoma State       +5       293  2  UCLA                 +7       295  3  Southern California  +8       296 T4  Georgia             +10       298 T4  Stanford            +10       298 T4  Texas               +10       298 T7  Duke                +11       299 T7  Pepperdine          +11       299  9  Auburn              +12       300 10  New Mexico State    +13       301T11  Arizona             +14       302T11  California          +14       302 13  San Jose State      +15       303T14  Kent State          +16       304T14  Louisiana State     +16       304T16  Arizona State       +17       305T16  Purdue              +17       305 18  Tulsa               +19       307 19  South Carolina      +20       308 20  Michigan State      +22       310 21  Ohio State          +25       313 22  South Florida       +26       314 23  Washington          +27       315 24  New Mexico          +30       318

Washington Scores

Place    Player         vs. Par   ScoreT32      Elisha Au        +3       75T83      Kelli Kamimura   +7       79T93      Michelle Grafos  +8       80T107     Louise Friberg   +9       81T116     Lindsay Morgan  +11       83

Individual Leaders (1st Round)

 Pl.  Player                   School       vs. Par  Score   1  Laura Moffat             UCLA           -3       69  T2  Maria Boden              Oklahoma St.   -2       70  T2  Lindsey Wright           Pepperdine     -2       70  T4  Heather Dobbin           Kent State      E       72  T4  Katy Harris              Louisiana St.   E       72  T4  Katherine Hull           Pepperdine      E       72  T4  Candie Kung              USC             E       72  T4  Cheryl Lala              California      E       72  T4  Sasha Medina             New Mexico St.  E       72  T4  Virada Nirapathpongporn  Duke            E       72  T4  Reilley Rankin           Georgia         E       72  T4  Celeste Troche           Auburn          E       72  T4  Ursula Tuutti            New Mexico St.  E       72 T14  Hilary Homeyer           Stanford       +1       73 T14  Melissa Martin           UCLA           +1       73 T14  Randi Meadows            Texas          +1       73 T14  Lorena Ochoa             Arizona        +1       73 T14  Janice Olivencia         Texas          +1       73 T14  Anna Rawson              USC            +1       73 T14  Kim Rowton               Stanford       +1       73 T14  Courtney Swaim           Auburn         +1       73 T14  Linda Wessberg           Oklahoma St.   +1       73

Note: For complete individual scores see www.golfstat.com

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