USC's Lucidi Wins Long-Drive Contest At NCAAs

May 18, 2002

Auburn, WA � USC junior Becky Lucidi won the long drive contest and OhioState claimed the team putting championships at the NCAA Women's GolfChampionships at Washington National Golf Club. The events, sponsored bytheWomen's Golf Coaches Association, started a week of activities at thenational championships.

Lucidi's drive of 270 on Washington National's par-5 number-one hole waseight yards better than Auburn's Diana Ramage drive of 262 yards.Ramage'steammate, Danielle Downey was third at 261 yards.

A trio of players tied for the putting championship. Washington's KelliKamimura, Ohio State's Natalie Aber and Mollie Fankhauser all shot ascoreof 10 on the six-hole course. The Buckeyes putted 42 as a team to betterthehost Huskies by one stroke UCLA was third at 46.

Practice rounds for the NCAA Championships begin Sunday at 8 a.m. PT atWashington National. A complete list of team practice times can be

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