Kang Leads Field at Stanford Invitational, Women's Golf Tied for Fifth

Oct. 19, 2001

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Sophomore Jimin Kang tied an Arizona State record Friday,shooting a seven-under 65 to lead the field after the first round of the Stanford/PepsiInvitational, being held Oct. 19-21 at the par 72, 6,154-yard Stanford Golf Course.

Just one week after winning the New Mexico State Intercollegiate, her first careertournament victory, Kang carded her career-best 65, which ties for the lowest roundin school history, to take a two-stroke lead over Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh andVanderbilt's Nicky Cutler who each shot five-under 67s in the first round.

As a team, Arizona State stands in a tie for fifth place with UCLA and USC afterturning in a six-over 294 on Friday. Vanderbilt leads the tournament with aneight-under 280 in the first round, while Tulsa (284), Washington (293) and California(293) round out the top five.

For ASU, junior Gaelle Truet is tied for 19th after carding a one-over 73 in the firstround, while junior Blair O'Neal stands in a tie for 35th with a three-over 75 onFriday. Freshman Erin Tone is tied for 79th after shooting an 81 on Friday, whilefreshman Josefin Gustafsson withdrew from the first round.

Play continues Saturday morning with tee times starting at 8 a.m., while Sunday's finalround will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Stanford/Pepsi InvitationalFirst Round ResultsFin.   School                   Scores1   Vanderbilt Univ.         280            -82   Tulsa, U. of             284            -43   Washington, U. of        293            +5     California        293            +55   UCLA                     294            +6     Southern California      294            +6     Arizona State         294            +68   Texas A&M University     296            +89   New Mexico, U. of        297            +910   New Mexico State U.      300           +1211   Pepperdine Univ.         301           +1312   Oregon State U.          304           +1613   Stanford University      305           +17        Texas Tech Univ          305           +1715   San Jose State Univ      309           +2116   Washington State U.      317           +2917   Oregon, U. of            321           +33
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