Women's Golf Travels To Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate

Oct. 15, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz.- The Arizona State women's golf team heads to the Bay Area this weekend to play in the 2003 Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate, being October 17-19 at the 6,168-yard, par-72 Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.

Tee times on Friday and Saturday begin at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on the 1st and 10th tees with the final round on Sunday beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The Sun Devils finished 12th at last year's Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate.

ASU's LINEUP: ASU's lineup for the Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate will feature sophomore Alissa Kuczka (Phoenix, Ariz.), freshman Tiffany Tavee (Gilbert, Ariz.), sophomore Sara Jones (Valencia, Calif.), junior Erin Tone (Gilbert, Ariz.) and junior Josefin Gustafsson (Falkoping, Sweden). Junior Jamie Michaud (University Place, Wash.) is slated to compete as an individual.

THE FIELD IN STANFORD: The field at the Stanford Intercollegiate includes some of the top teams in the country. In addition to the Sun Devils, the field includes No. 1 Duke, No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Arizona, No. 7 Vanderbilt, No. 11 New Mexico, No. 12 California, No. 15 Pepperdine, No. 17 Washington, No. 19 Tulsa, Stanford, Oregon, San Jose State, Washington State, New Mexico State, Texas A&M, Oregon State and Texas Tech.

2003-04 ASU STROKE AVERAGES:
Name App Top 10 Rounds Strokes Avg. Low

Josefin Gustafsson 1 0 3 238 79.3 73
Sara Jones 1 0 3 233 77.7 76
Alissa Kuczka 2 0 6 455 75.8 73
Jamie Michaud 2 0 5 402 80.4 74
Tiffany Tavee 2 0 6 472 78.7 74
Erin Tone 1 0 3 234 78.0 74

LAST TIME OUT: Arizona State split into two squads last week with five Sun Devils competing at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Redmond, Wash., where they finished 11th, and five competing at the Price's Give 'Em Five Invitational in Las Cruces, N.M., where they finished ninth.

At the Edean Ihlanfeldt, the Sun Devils combined for a team score of 82-over par 946 (306-322-318), with freshman Tiffany Tavee (Gilbert, Ariz.) finishing in a tie for 17th to lead the way for ASU at 13-over 229 after scoring a 74 for her final two rounds (81-74-74). Following her were junior Erin Tone (Gilbert, Ariz.) who tied for 34th at 18-over 234 (74-83-77), junior Josefin Gustafsson (Falkoping, Sweden) who finished in a tie for 42nd at 22-over 238 (73-83-82) and senior Beatriz Conti (Caracas, Venezuela) who tied for 67th at 33-over 249 (82-82-85). Junior Jamie Michaud (University Place, Wash.) withdrew from competition on the final day.

The Sun Devil squad at the Price's Give 'Em Five shot a combined 71-over par 935 for a ninth-place finish at the three-day event (310-314-311) with sophomore Alissa Kuczka (Phoenix, Ariz.) leading the way. She finished with an eight-over 224 (75-76-73), good enough for a tie for 11th, helped by an impressive round of 73 in the final round. Following her were sophomore Sara Jones (Valencia, Calif.) in a tie for 39th at 17-over 233 (76-76-81), freshman Lindsay Anderson (El Paso, Texas) who tied for 55th at 24-over 240 (78-84-78), freshman Charmaine Erasmus (Bradenton, Fla.) who tied for 61st at 27-over 243 (84-80-79) and junior Nicole Deacon (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who finished in a tie for 67th at 28-over 244 (81-82-81).

HEAD COACH MELISSA LUELLEN: Melissa Luellen is in her second year as the head coach of the Arizona State women's golf team. In her initial year at the helm of the program, she guided the Sun Devils to five top-five finishes, including top-three placings at the Landfall Tradition and the Wildcat Invitational. Luellen came to ASU after two seasons as the head coach at her alma mater, the University of Tulsa. A former All-American for the Golden Hurricane, she succeeded her mother, Dale McNamara, who retired in 2000 following a 26-year career that saw her Tulsa teams win four national championships. In her two seasons as Tulsa's head coach, Luellen led her team to seven tournament titles including back-to-back Western Athletic Conference and NCAA Central Regional championships. She also earned WAC Coach of the Year honors in each of her two seasons and was the 2002 Central Regional Coach of the Year.

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