Top-Ranked Duke Leads NCAA Women's Golf

May 20, 2005

The Associated Press(updated 5/19/2005, 8:26 p.m. PT)

Anna Grzebien shot a tournament-best 6-under 65 on Thursday to help top-ranked Duke take an eight-stroke lead over Auburn with one round left in the NCAA Division I women's championship.

Duke, nine strokes behind Auburn and Pepperdine after the second round, had a 6-under 278 total Thursday -- counting the top four scores from the five-player squad -- to finish at 21-over 873 on the Sunriver Resort's Meadows course. The Blue Devils, the 1999 and 2002 champions, won the NCAA Fall Preview in September at Sunriver.

Grzebien, a sophomore from Narragansett, R.I., who won the NCAA East Regional two weeks ago for her first college title, offset an opening bogey with seven birdies to top the individual standings at even-par 213. Duke teammate Brittany Lang (68) and UCLA's Charlotte Mayorkas (73) were four strokes back at 4 over.

Defending champion UCLA was third in the team race at 30 over, followed by Pepperdine (33 over), California (38 over), Arkansas (44 over) and Ohio State (45 under).

Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh added a 71 for Duke, Jennifer Pandolfi shot a 74 and Elizabeth Janangelo had a 75.

Auburn was 11 over in the third round. The Tigers' Nicole Hage shot a 70 to move into a tie for fourth in the individual standings at 5 over, Abigale Schepperle had a 74, Margaret Shirley shot a 75, Diana Ramage added a 76 and Maria Martinez had a 77.

Team Leaders
Duke 292-303-278_873

Auburn 290-296-295_881

UCLA 288-302-292_882

Pepperdine 291-295-299_885

California 295-299-297_890

Arkansas 296-307-293_896

Ohio St. 301-296-300_897

Southern California 287-312-301_900

Arizona St. 303-301-297_901

Tennessee 300-303-299_902

Florida 301-304-297_902

Washington 292-314-296_902

Missouri 307-300-296_903

Oklahoma St. 298-306-299_903

Michigan St. 304-301-299_904

Virginia 304-308-295_907

Stanford 300-311-298_909

UC Irvine 311-304-297_912

Purdue 309-302-304_915

Tulane 305-312-299_916

Furman 307-301-309_917

Texas A&M 305-306-309_920

Tulsa 307-313-310_930

Brigham Young 305-317-316_938

Invididual Leaders

Anna Grzebien, Duke 73-75-65_213

Brittany Lang, Duke 74-75-68_217

Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA 71-73-73_217

Nicole Hage, Auburn 73-75-70_218

Carolina Llano, Pepperdine 69-77-72_218

Dewi Schreefel, Southern Cal 70-74-74_218

Brooke Shelton, LSU 71-75-72_218

Leah Wigger, Virginia 73-72-73_218

Claire Dury, California 74-73-72_219

Paige Mackenzie, Washington 72-74-73_219

Mandi McConnell, Michigan St. 76-73-70_219

Amie Cochran, UCLA 71-79-70_220

Diana Ramage, Auburn 73-71-76_220

Karin Sjodin, Oklahoma St. 71-78-71_220

Erin Tone, Arizona St. 75-73-72_220

Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh, Duke 75-75-71_221

Irene Cho, Southern Cal 73-75-73_221

Kay Hoey, Long Beach St. 73-73-75_221

Dana Je, Ohio St. 75-70-76_221

Hannah Jun, UCLA 73-74-74_221

Amber Prange, Washington 72-77-72_221

Sara Brown, Michigan St. 71-77-74_222

Maria Martinez, Auburn 72-73-77_222

Sophia Sheridan, California 73-72-77_222

Amanda McCurdy, Arkansas 71-82-70_223

Lauren Mielbrecht, Virginia 76-74-73_223

Abigale Schepperle, Auburn 72-77-74_223

Jenny Suh, Furman 77-73-73_223

Annie Thurman-Young, Oklahoma St. 75-75-73_223

Andrea Vander Lende, Florida 73-74-76_223

Sofie Andersson, California 74-78-72_224

Tiffany Chudy, Florida 74-75-75_224

Selanee Henderson, UC Irvine 76-77-71_224

Lindsay Knowlton, Ohio St. 77-75-72_224

Rachel Kyono, Pepperdine 77-74-73_224

Stacy Lewis, Arkansas 72-78-74_224

Enu Chung, California 74-76-75_225

Kelly Husted, Stanford 77-73-75_225

Lauren Todd, Stanford 73-81-71_225

Marci Turner, Tennessee 71-79-75_225

Alison Walshe, Tulane 74-78-73_225

Kristen White, Ohio St. 76-74-75_225

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