Women's Golf Finishes Seventh At NCAA Championships

May 25, 2001

Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. - The No. 4 USC women's golf team shot a final round of 300 on Friday to secure a seventh place finish at the 2001 NCAA Women's Golf Championships held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., on May 22-25 (Tues.-Fri.).

It's the fourth consecutive top seven finish for USC, which finished fourth last season. The Women of Troy shot 1196, 20 strokes back of national champion Georgia (1176). Duke was second (1179), followed by Texas (1191), Auburn (1193) and Oklahoma State and UCLA (1194).

Sophomore All-American Candie Kung had a fine tournament, finishing tied for third with a one-under-par 287 (two strokes out from the win). It's the highest finish by a USC women's golfer since Jennifer Rosales won the individual championship in 1998.

Candie Hannemann of Duke bested Lorena Ochoa of Arizona in a playoff to win the individual title (285). Katy Harris of LSU tied Kung for third, followed by Young-A Yang of Tennessee in fifth (288).

Also for USC, sophomore Mikaela Parmlid and freshman Anna Rawson each shot 304 (+16) to tie for 49th, junior Leila Chartrand shot 311 and tied for 77th and freshman Anna Lee shot 315 and tied for 92nd.

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