Cardinal Tied For Ninth Heading Into Final Round At NCAAs

May 23, 2002

Auburn, Wash. - The Stanford women's golf team carded a 295 on the third day of competition at the 2002 NCAA Women's Golf Championships in Auburn, Washington. The Cardinal's three-day total of 889 puts them in a tie for ninth, along with Oklahoma. Arizona holds a two-stroke lead over Texas with a 874. Duke is third (877), followed by Auburn (883), Florida (884) and Georgia (884).

Sophomore Marcia Wallis continues to lead the Cardinal with a three-day total of even-par 216 (70-73-73).

'I had some big numbers with two doubles, which hurt me, but I countered with some birdies, which was good,' said Wallis. 'My mentality, not only for the title, but for the team title, is to go so low, to try to push tomorrow because we all need to go low to be able to win it. The team played well today and I know we're all fired up to try to shoot well tomorrow.'

Teammate Angela Rho shot a one-over par 73 today and is tied for 21st overall (75-72-73). Junior Kim Rowton carded a 77 today and is tied for 41st overall (76-70-77) while Kim Kouwabunpat shot a 74 today and is tied for 96th (78-80-74). Freshman Wendra Liang carded a 75 this afternoon and is 114th (80-82-75) in the overall standings.

Duke's Virada Nirapathpongporn continues to lead the field of individuals with a nine-under par 207. Georgia's Summer Sirmons is second at six-under par 210. Arizona's Lorena Ochoa is a stroke back at 211.

Action concludes tomorrow at the Washington National Golf Course. Stanford will be paired with Arizona State and Ohio State for the final day of competition. The Cardinal will begin teeing off from the 10th tee at 1:10 p.m.

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