Women's Golf Finishes Eighth at Spartan Invitational

March 6, 2002

SALINAS, Calif. - The Arizona State women's golf finished eighth at the San Jose State University Spartan Invitational, a 54-hole tournament held Mon.-Wed., March 4-6 at the par 72, 5,938-yard Corral de Tierra Country Club.

Led by first-year head coach Mickey Yokoi, the seventh-ranked Sun Devils turned in their sixth top-10 finish of the year in as many events with a three-round total of 900. California won the tournament at 886, while Pepperdine and Washington each tied for second with a three-day total of 887 and Oklahoma State (892) and New Mexico State (893) rounded out the top five.

For the Sun Devils, sophomore Jimin Kang notched her fourth top-10 showing of the season as she carded a one-under 71 in the final round to finish in a tie for 10th with a three-day total of 221 (74-76-71). Junior Melanie Hunt tied for 21st with a three-round total of 224 (77-73-74), while junior Ga�lle Truet finished in a tie for 25th at 226 (73-79-74). Junior Blair O'Neal tied for 40th (81-77-74-232) and freshman Erin Tone finished in a tie for 56th (78-84-77=239).

Individually, South Carolina's Kristy McPherson won the tournament with a three-day total of five-under 211 (71-69-71).

Arizona State returns to action March 23-24 at the Mountain View Classic in Tucson, Ariz.

SJSU Spartan Invitational * Final ResultsMarch 4-6, 2002

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores1 California, U. of 289 300 297 8862 Pepperdine Univ. 294 297 296 887Washington, U. of 306 285 296 8874 Oklahoma State Univ. 297 297 298 8925 New Mexico State U. 299 291 303 8936 Southern California 301 294 299 8947 Texas, Univ. of 300 302 297 8998 Arizona State U. 302 305 293 9009 San Jose State Univ 301 300 307 90810 South Carolina, U of 302 309 302 91311 Penn State Univ. 302 320 307 92912 Oregon, U. of 308 310 317 93513 UNLV 321 309 315 94514 Oregon State U. 312 312 323 94715 Hawaii, Univ. of 337 328 313 97816 CSU-Monterey Bay 362 350 359 1071

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