Women's Golf 11th After First Round of Regional Challenge

Feb. 7, 2005

PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. - The Arizona State University women's golf team is in 11th place after the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, being held Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 7-9 at the par 71, 5,912-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club.

The Sun Devils carded a 24-over par 308 in Monday's first round and are in 11th place heading into Tuesday's second round. UCLA leads the tournament after shooting a five-over 289 in the first round and holds a four-stroke lead over Duke (293). Pepperdine is third at 12-over 296, while Washington and Oklahoma State are tied for fourth at 13-over 297.

Individually, freshman Louise Stahle (Lund, Sweden) led the Sun Devils, carding a four-over 75 to tie for 19th after the first round. Freshman Sara Lester (Walnut Creek, Calif.) is one stroke behind, tying for 29th at five-over 76. Sophomore Tiffany Tavee (Gilbert, Ariz.) and junior Alissa Kuczka (Phoenix, Ariz.) are tied for 53rd after carding eight-over 79s on Monday, while freshman Brooke Todare (Paradise Valley, Ariz.) rounded out the ASU lineup with a tie for 68th after shooting a 10-over 81 in the first round.

Duke's Brittany Laing holds the individual lead after carding a three-under 68 in Monday's first round. She holds a two-stroke lead over UCLA's Melissa Martin and Susie Mathews who each turned in one-under 70s on Monday.

The Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge continues on Tuesday and Wednesday with tee times starting at 9 a.m. Pacific Time. ASU will tee off at 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com, while a recap of each day's action will be available at www.thesundevils.com.

2005 Northrop Grumman Regional ChallengeRound One Results - Monday, February 7, 2005Pl	Team	To Par	Rd 1	Total1 	UCLA 	+5 	289 	2892 	Duke 	+9 	293 	2933 	Pepperdine 	+12 	296 	296T4 	Washington 	+13 	297 	297T4 	Oklahoma State 	+13 	297 	2976 	Florida 	+18 	302 	3027 	New Mexico 	+19 	303 	3038 	Ohio State 	+22 	306 	306T9 	USC 	+23 	307 	307T9 	Arizona 	+23 	307 	30711 	Arizona State 	+24 	308 	308T12 	Stanford 	+31 	315 	315T12 	Michigan State 	+31 	315 	315T12 	Texas 	+31 	315 	31515 	UNLV 	+32 	316 	316

Sun Devil Scores: T19. Louise Stahle 75; T29. Sara Lester 76; T53. Tiffany Tavee & Alissa Kuczka 79; T68. Brooke Todare 81.

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