UW Women's Golfers Advance to NCAA Championships

May 11, 2002

Stanford, CA - The 16th-ranked Washington women's golf team tied for sixth at the NCAA West Regional at the Stanford Golf Course to earn one of eight berths for the NCAA Championships that will be held May 21-24 at Washington National Golf Club. It will be Washington's fifth NCAA Championship appearance in the last eight years.

The Huskies turned in a final-round score of 291 to finish the 54-hole event at 904. Arizona State also shot 904 to tie the Huskies for sixth place. Pepperdine and UCLA tied for first at 883. California was third at 889, Arizona was fourth at 890, Stanford was fifth at 901 and USC picked up the final spot for the nationals with a score of 908. San Francisco finished ninth at 914.

'We are really excited to qualify,' said Husky coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'Being able to play in the NCAA Championships on our home course is a tremendous accomplishment. It is really special because four of our five players are from the state of Washington. That is something special for northwest golf.'

The Huskies were led Saturday by sophomore Lindsay Morgan, who equaled her best round as a collegiate by shooting 2-under 70 to finish at 222 overall. Junior Louise Friberg carded a 71 to finish eighth overall at 220. Friberg's finish is the second best by a Husky at a NCAA Regional championship.

'Lindsay played very well today,' Mulflur says. 'She was very steady on the course and had several opportunities to post an even better round.'

Arizona's Lorena Ochoa shot 70 during the final round to win medalist honors at 6-under 210. Pepperdine's Katherine Hull and USC's Mikaela Parmlid tied for second at 215. Arizona State's Jimin Kang was fourth at 216.

The Huskies were also helped by freshman Paige Mackenzie who was 2-over 74 to finish at 227 and junior Michelle Grafos, who shot 76 and finished at 236. Husky senior Kelli Kamimura shot 252 during the event.

Duke won the NCAA East Regional championship by 13 strokes over Auburn while Tulsa captured the Central Regional title by four strokes over Ohio State.

Complete team and individual results for all three NCAA Regional Championships are available at:

www.golfstat.com

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