Parmlid Leads USC to Ihlanfeldt Victory by 15 Strokes

Oct. 9, 2002

Tacoma - Led by senior All-American Mikaela Parmlid and U.S. Amateur Open champion Becky Lucidi, the USC women's golf team ran away from the field during the final round of play at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The Trojans expanded on the seven-stroke lead they held going into the final round, bettering second place Washington by 15 strokes.

USC shot 9-over 885 while the Huskies finished at 24-over 900, beating Pepperdine by one stroke. It marked the second consecutive tournament the Huskies have finished as runners up.

Parmlid took medalist honors after winning a one-hole playoff with Pepperdine's Lindsey Wright. Parmlid pared the 371-yard first hole while Wright missed a four-foot putt for par and bogeyed. Both players finished the tournament at 5-under 70. Parmlid carded a 5-under 68 during her final round.

'This is probably one of my best rounds,' Parmlid said. 'I had five birdies and no bogies. It was just a solid round. I played with Lindsey Wright and she made seven birdies, so it felt like match play out there between us.'

Parmlid opened the tournament by shooting 1-over 74 on Monday and 1-under 72 on Tuesday. After her second round she decided to change her putting stance and felt that was the difference maker. It took some extra work on the putting green and her hotel room to make her completely comfortable with the new approach.

'Yesterday, I went back to the putting green and I decided to step a little closer to the ball,' she said. 'Then, last night, I was in my hotel room and I putted a little bit more and it felt better. I decided to try it today.'

No, Parmlid and the Trojans did not spend the night in a Holiday Inn, but like the characters in the popular advertisement campaign, the next day results were noticeable.

'I'm hitting the ball well, striking the ball perfect,' Parmlid said. 'I've been doing that for most of the last year. I just wanted to get those putts to role in. That's how you win tournaments.'

The victory marked USC's third straight championship at the Ihlanfeldt Invitational under head coach Andrea Gaston.

'Mikaela coming out today and charging and shooting that 65 really helped us,' Gaston said. 'I know that she was out her a long while yesterday afternoon working on her putting, but I didn't know she was doing that in her room last night.

'That does not surprise me,' Gaston added. 'She's dead serious about what she wants to do and this being her senior year, she had a great season last year being a first-team All-American and I know her sights are on that this year. This is her second tournament victory and I think it was a little bigger for her because last year she was a 36-hole event and this was 54 holes.'

Washington coach Mary Lou Mulflur was also pleased with her team's second straight runner-up showing after finishing behind New Mexico at the Comcast-Dick McGuire Invitational.

'We know we can win,' Mulflur said. 'They're very capable of that. The good news is that two weeks in a row we've put ourselves in a position where we've had a chance to win. We keep doing that and the wins will come.'

Husky junior Lindsay Morgan agreed.

'I feel like we left a lot of shots out there today,' said Morgan, who tied with teammate Paige Mackenzie for 13th at 6-over 225. 'There are some I'd like to have over again. I think we put a good effort forth, it was just that some stuff didn't go in. That's hard.'

Washington was led by Louise Friberg who shot 3-over 222 to tie for seventh. Husky freshman Sung Ea Lee was 19th at 9-over 228 after posting three straight rounds of 76. Michelle Grafos was 32nd at 15-over 234.

Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Tacoma Country and Golf Club
Par 72, 6,102 yards

3rd Round Results

Team Standings

 1   Southern California    292  301  292  885    +9 2   Washington             296  304  300  900   +24 3   Pepperdine             300  300  301  901   +25 4   California             299  303  301  903   +27 5   Stanford               307  304  294  905   +29 6   UCLA                   303  301  304  908   +32 7   San Francisco          314  306  299  919   +43 8   Brigham Young          300  308  316  924   +48 9   Oregon State           301  313  313  927   +5110   Long Beach State       315  308  312  935   +5911   Oregon                 312  315  315  942   +66

Individual Results

 1   Mikaela Parmlid**      USC           74   72   68    214   -5 2   Lindsey Wright         Pepperdine    73   71   70    214   -5 3   Katherine Hull         Pepperdine    71   72   72    215   -4     Becky Lucidi           USC           65   77   73    215   -4 5   Therese Wenslow        Oregon        71   76   72    219    E 6   Kim Rowton             Stanford      76   71   74    221   +2 7   Hayley Wilkinson       Long Beach    76   74   72    222   +3     Susannah Laing         USF           73   71   78    222   +3     Vikki Laing            California    74   74   74    222   +3     Louise Friberg         Washington    74   75   73    222   +3     Mika Takayama          California    73   72   77    222   +312   Charlotte Mayorkas     UCLA          72   78   74    224   +513   Paige Mackenzie        Washington    72   76   77    225   +6     Lindsay Morgan         Washington    74   77   74    225   +6     Kelly Husted           Stanford      76   77   72    225   +616   Gina Umeck             UCLA          76   73   77    226   +7     Susie Mathews          UCLA          76   73   77    226   +718   Angela Rho             Stanford      76   78   73    227   +819   Sung Ea Lee            Washington    76   76   76    228   +920   Margaraet Gibby        BYU           76   75   78    229  +10     Tanya Dergal           USC           74   79   76    229  +1022   Sarah Huarte           California    74   77   79    230  +11     Jessica Gardner        BYU           74   76   80    230  +11     Leah Whiting           Oregon St.    71   79   80    230  +1125   Joan M. Shimozaki      USF           79   79   73    231  +12     Irene Cho              USC           79   75   77    231  +1227   Yvonne Choe            UCLA          79   77   76    232  +13     Rachel Kyono           Pepperdine    76   77   79    232  +1329   Wendra Liang           Stanford      79   78   76    233  +1429   Symantha Mendenhall    BYU           77   78   78    233  +14    *Sophia Sheridan        California    79   76   78    233  +1432   Laura Skinner          Oregon St.    80   77   77    234  +15     Natalie Newren         BYU           75   79   80    234  +15     Anna Temple            California    78   80   76    234  +15     Stacie Ferguson        Oregon St.    73   78   83    234  +15     Ashlei Pendleton       Oregon St.    77   79   78    234  +15     Michelle Grafos        Washington    76   80   78    234  +1538   Rachel Bell            USC           83   77   75    235  +16     Claire Dury            California    81   80   74    235  +16     Jordan Auten           USF           81   79   75    235  +1641   Kim Kouwabunpat        Stanford      82   79   75    236  +1742   Marie Louise Juul      Long Beach    80   78   79    237  +1843   Nikki Jacoby           USF           88   77   73    238  +1944   Erin Andrews           Oregon        78   80   81    239  +2045   Alexandra Lee          Oregon St.    83   79   78    240  +21     Johnna Nealy           Oregon        79   80   81    240  +21     Courtney Clark         Pepperdine    80   80   80    240  +2148   Teal Thron             Long Beach    77   83   81    241  +22     Carla Legaspi          Long Beach    82   79   80    241  +2250  *Seiko Onoue            Pepperdine    81   79   82    242  +23    *Alexandra Lucio        Oregon St.    79   81   82    242  +2352   Nicole Newren          BYU           75   84   84    243  +2453   Hana Kim               UCLA          79   82   83    244  +25     Lisa Chen              USF           81   84   79    244  +2555  *Jess Carlyon           Oregon        78   84   83    245  +26

56 Melissa Keller Long Beach 84 77 85 246 +27 Michelle Timpani Oregon 86 79 81 246 +2758 Annie Davis Oregon 84 80 83 247 +2859 Maria C. Arenas Pepperdine 84 85 84 253 +3460 *Breana Minnitti Washington 83 91 88 262 +43* Competed as individual** Won playoff for medalist honors

Results by Team

   1   Southern California      292  301  292    885** 1    Mikaela Parmlid          74   72   68    214T  3    Becky Lucidi             65   77   73    215T 20    Tanya Dergal             74   79   76    229T 25    Irene Cho                79   75   77    231T 38    Rachel Bell              83   77   75    235

2 Washington 296 304 300 900T 7 Louise Friberg 74 75 73 222T 13 Paige Mackenzie 72 76 77 225T 13 Lindsay Morgan 74 77 74 225 19 Sung Ea Lee 76 76 76 228T 32 Michelle Grafos 76 80 78 234

3 Pepperdine 300 300 301 901 2 Lindsey Wright 73 71 70 214T 3 Katherine Hull 71 72 72 215T 27 Rachel Kyono 76 77 79 232T 45 Courtney Clark 80 80 80 240 59 Maria C. Arenas 84 85 84 253

4 California 299 303 301 903T 7 Vikki Laing 74 74 74 222T 7 Mika Takayama 73 72 77 222T 22 Sarah Huarte 74 77 79 230T 32 Anna Temple 78 80 76 234T 38 Claire Dury 81 80 74 235

5 Stanford 307 304 294 905 6 Kim Rowton 76 71 74 221T 13 Kelly Husted 76 77 72 225 18 Angela Rho 76 78 73 227T 29 Wendra Liang 79 78 76 233 41 Kim Kouwabunpat 82 79 75 236

6 UCLA 303 301 304 908 12 Charlotte Mayorkas 72 78 74 224T 16 Gina Umeck 76 73 77 226T 16 Susie Mathews 76 73 77 226T 27 Yvonne Choe 79 77 76 232T 53 Hana Kim 79 82 83 244

7 San Francisco 314 306 299 919T 7 Susannah Laing 73 71 78 222T 25 Joan M. Shimozaki 79 79 73 231T 38 Jordan Auten 81 79 75 235 43 Nikki Jacoby 88 77 73 238T 53 Lisa Chen 81 84 79 244

8 Brigham Young 300 308 316 924T 20 Margaraet Gibby 76 75 78 229T 22 Jessica Gardner 74 76 80 230T 29 Symantha Mendenhall 77 78 78 233T 32 Natalie Newren 75 79 80 234 52 Nicole Newren 75 84 84 243

9 Oregon State 301 313 313 927T 22 Leah Whiting 71 79 80 230T 32 Laura Skinner 80 77 77 234T 32 Stacie Ferguson 73 78 83 234T 32 Ashlei Pendleton 77 79 78 234T 45 Alexandra Lee 83 79 78 240

10 Long Beach State 315 308 312 935T 7 Hayley Wilkinson 76 74 72 222 42 Marie Louise Juul 80 78 79 237T 48 Teal Thron 77 83 81 241T 48 Carla Legaspi 82 79 80 241T 56 Melissa Keller 84 77 85 246

11 Oregon 312 315 315 942 5 Therese Wenslow 71 76 72 219 44 Erin Andrews 78 80 81 239T 45 Johnna Nealy 79 80 81 240T 56 Michelle Timpani 86 79 81 246 58 Annie Davis 84 80 83 247

Individual Results

T 29   Sophia Sheridan  California    79   76   78    233T 50   Seiko Onoue      Pepperdine    81   79   82    242T 50   Alexandra Lucio  Oregon St.    79   81   82    242  55   Jess Carlyon     Oregon        78   84   83    245  60   Breana Minnitti  Washington    83   91   88    262
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