Women's Golf Finishes 11th At Dick McGuire Invitational

Sept. 28, 2002

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Led by freshman Alissa Kuczka, the Arizona State women's golf team finished 11th at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational, held Sept. 26-28 at the par 73, 6,069-yard University of New Mexico Championship Golf Course.

The Sun Devils shot a 22-over 314 in the final round to finish 11th with a three-round total of 935. Host New Mexico won its own tournament, finishing seven strokes ahead of Washington (898) and Pepperdine (898) with a three-round total of 15-over 891. Rounding out the top five were Oklahoma (901) which finished fourth and Tulsa and New Mexico State who tied for fifth with three-round totals of 907.

For the Sun Devils, Kuczka, who hails from Phoenix, Ariz., finished in a tie for 23rd at nine-over 228 (74-79-75). Senior Blair O'Neal (Tempe, Ariz.) tied for 45th (83-72-81=236), while senior Melanie Hunt (Phoenix, Ariz.) finished in a tie for 49th with a three-day total of 237 (77-77-83),

Rounding out the Sun Devil lineup were sophomore Josefin Gustafsson (Falkoping, Sweden) who tied for 55th at 239 (83-76-80) and freshman Meredith Jones (Eugene, Ore.) who turned in her best round of the tournament with a five-over 78 Saturday to finish 85th (87-83-78). Sophomore Erin Tone (Gilbert, Ariz.), who played as an individual, also carded her best round of the event with a four-over 77 to end up tied for 86th (85-87-77=249).

Individually, Pepperdine's Katherine Hull and Oklahoma's Lisa Meldrum tied for medalist honors, each finishing at eight-under 211.

Arizona State returns to action Oct. 18-20 at the Pepsi/Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.

2002 Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational - Final Results

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

1. New Mexico 297-292-302=891; T2. Washington 300-297-301=898, Pepperdine 304-297-297=898; 4. Oklahoma 301-296-304=901; T5. Tulsa 303-302-302=907, New Mexico State 298-302-307=907; 7. Texas 303-301-306=910; 8. TCU 306-300-313=919; T9. UNLV 308-315-309=932, Baylor 316-312-304=932; 11. Arizona State 317-304-314=935; 12. UTEP 317-318-315=950; 13. Texas A&M 314-317-323=954; 14. Colorado State 318-314-324=956; 15. Texas Tech 310-323-324=957; 16. BYU 319-312-327=958; 17. Northern Arizona 323-325-320=968; 18. San Diego State 331-326-324=981; 19. Wyoming 327-340-337=1004.

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