Women's Golf Tied for 13th After First Round of Dick McGuire Invite

Sept. 26, 2002

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Arizona State women's golf team is tied for 13th place after the first round of action at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational, being held Sept. 26-28 at the par 73, 6,069-yard University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course.

The Sun Devils, who are again playing with two true freshmen and a sophomore in the lineup, carded a 25-over 317 on Thursday to tie for 13th with UTEP. Tournament host New Mexico leads the tournament, finishing the first round at five-over 297, and holds a one-stroke lead over New Mexico State (298). Rounding out the top five after one round are Washington (300), Oklahoma (301), Texas (303) and Tulsa (303).

For the Sun Devils, freshman Alissa Kuczka (Phoenix, Ariz.) shot the team's best round with a one-over 74 and is tied for 12th individually. Senior Melanie Hunt (Phoenix, Ariz.) turned in a four-over 77 to tie for 33rd, while senior Blair O'Neal (Tempe, Ariz.) and sophomore Josefin Gustafsson (Falkoping, Sweden) are both tied for 80th after carding a 10-over 83 on Thursday. Rounding out the Sun Devil lineup were freshman Meredith Jones (Eugene, Ore.) who shot a 14-over 87 to tie for 98th and sophomore Erin Tone (Gilbert, Ariz.) who is tied for 89th at 12-over 85 while playing as an individual.

Individually, New Mexico State's Rachel Bailey is leading the tournament after carding a five-under 68 in the first round.

The Comcast Dick McGuire Invitational continues on Friday and Saturday.

2002 Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational - Round One Results

Sept. 26-28 - N.M. Championship Golf Course - Albuquerque, N.M.

1. New Mexico 297; 2. New Mexico State 298; 3. Washington 300; 4. Oklahoma 301; T5. Texas and Tulsa 303; 7. Pepperdine 304; 8. TCU 306; 9. UNLV 308; 10. Texas Tech 310; 11. Texas A&M 314; 12. Baylor 316; T13. UTEP and Arizona State 317; 15. Colorado State 318; 16. BYU 319; 17. Northern Arizona 323; 18. Wyoming 327; 19. San Diego State 331.

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