Stahle Wins Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 22, 2005

TUCSON, Ariz. - Freshman Louise Stahle got the first win of her ASU career, capturing the individual title at the 2005 Wildcat Invitational, held Feb. 21-22 at the par 71, 6,238-yard Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson.

Stahle, who is ranked third nationally, carded a two-over 73 on Wednesday to earn a one-stroke victory over UCLA's Charlotte Mayorkas. She finished with a three-round total of four-under 209 (64-72-73) and became the first Sun Devil to win medalist honors since Jimin Kang captured the 2002 Pac-10 individual championship.

ASU finished fourth at the Wildcat Invitational for the team's sixth top five showing of the year. The Sun Devils carded an eight-over 292 in Tuesday's final round to finish with a three-round total of 25-over 877 (294-291-292). Defending NCAA champion UCLA won the Wildcat Invitational with a three-round total of 12-over 864, while tournament host Arizona finished second (865). Tennessee (876), ASU (877) and Pepperdine (883) rounded out the top five.

ASU junior Alissa Kuczka turned in her third top 20 finish of the year, tying for 12th place with a three-round total of eight-over 221 (73-75-73), while senior Erin Tone tied for 37th (78-74-77=229). Sophomore Charmaine Erasmus had her best round of the tournament with a four-under 75 on Tuesday and finished in a tie for 41st (79-77-75=231), while sophomore Tiffany Tavee carded an even-par 71 on Tuesday after having her first round disqualified and shooting a one-under 70 in the second round. Sophomore Lindsay Anderson, who was playing as an individual in the event, finished in a tie for 53rd with a three-round total of 236 (77-83-76).

The Sun Devils return to action March 11-13 at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas.

2005 Wildcat Invitational - Feb. 21-22, 2005Final Results

Pos.	Team	Rd 1	Rd 2	Rd 3	Total	To Par1 	UCLA	287	286	291	864	+122	Arizona	289	289	287	865	+133	Tennessee	292	288	296	876	+244	Arizona State	294	291	292	877	+255	Pepperdine	305	292	286	883	+316	Oklahoma State	290	303	296	889	+377	Stanford	303	293	299	895	+438	UNLV	303	302	301	906	+549	New Mexico State	313	296	300	909	+5710	Oregon	300	304	312	916	+6411	Vanderbilt	314	316	306	936	+8412	Nevada	313	324	309	946	+9413	Oregon State	307	334	313	954	+10214	Northern Arizona	329	323	314	966	+114

Sun Devil Scores: 1. Louise Stahle 64-72-73=209; T15. Alissa Kuczka 73-75-73=221; T37. Erin Tone 78-74-77=229; T41. Charmaine Erasmus 79-77-75=231; T53. Lindsay Anderson (Ind.) 77-83-76=236; DQ. Tiffany Tavee DQ-70-71.

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