Women's Golf Ties for Eighth at NCAA Championships

May 20, 2005

SUNRIVER, Ore. -

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Saving its best round for the final day, the Arizona State University women's golf team finished in a tie for eighth place at the 2005 NCAA Championships, held May 17-20 at the par 71, 6,312-yard Meadows Course at the Sunriver Resort.

The only team in the tournament to improve each day in the rainy and cold conditions that prevailed all week, the Sun Devils shot a five-over 289 in Friday's final round and tied for eighth with Oklahoma State with a four-day total of 54-over 1190. It marked the 17th all-time top 10 national finish for ASU and the team's second in as many years under the direction of third-year head coach Melissa Luellen (10th last season).

Duke won the NCAA team title with a four-day total of 34-over 1170, capturing the team's first NCAA championship since 2002. UCLA finished second, five strokes behind at 39-over 1175, while Auburn (1176), Pepperdine (1179) and California (1180) rounded out the top five.

Senior Erin Tone ended her career with her best NCAA finish, tying for 12th at nine-over 293 (75-73-72-73). She carded a two-over 73 in Friday to turn in her fourth top 20 showing of the season. Freshman Louise Stahle climbed 27 spots from a tie for 43rd to finish in a tie for 16th after carding a one-under 70 in the final round. The 2005 Pac-10 Player and Newcomer of the Year ended up with a four-day total of 12-over 296 (75-77-74-70).

Sophomore Tiffany Tavee also turned in her best round of the tournament on Friday, carding an even-par 71 to finish in a tie for 27th at 13-over 297 (75-75-76-71). Rounding out the Sun Devil lineup were Charmaine Erasmus who tied for 78th (80-76-75-75=306) and junior Alissa Kuczka who finished in a tie for 110th (78-79-77-79=313).

Duke's Anna Grzebien captured the individual NCAA title, shooting a two-over 73 on Friday with a four-round total of two-over 286 (73-75-65-73)

2005 NCAA Championships - May 17-20, 2005
Final Results - Meadows Course - Sunriver, Ore.

Pos.	Team	Rd 1	Rd 2	Rd 3	Rd 4	Total	To Par1 	Duke 	292 	303 	278 	297 	1170	+342 	UCLA 	288 	302 	292 	293 	1175 	+393 	Auburn 	290 	296 	295 	295 	1176	+404 	Pepperdine 	291 	295 	299 	294 	1179	+435 	California 	295 	299 	296 	290 	1180	+44T6 	Tennessee 	300 	303 	299 	285 	1187 	+51T6 	Ohio State 	301 	296 	300 	290 	1187 	+51T8 	Arizona State 	303 	301 	297 	289 	1190 	+54T8 	Oklahoma State 	298 	306 	299 	287 	1190 	+5410 	Florida 	301 	304 	297 	293 	1195 	+59T11 	Arkansas	296 	307 	293 	301 	1197 	+61T11 	USC 	287 	312 	301 	297 	1197 	+6113 	Virginia 	304 	308 	295 	293 	1200	+6414 	Washington 	292 	314 	296 	299 	1201	+6515 	Tulane	305 	312 	299 	286 	1202 	+6616 	Missouri	307 	300 	296 	302 	1205 	+6917 	Michigan State 	304 	301 	299 	302 	1206 	+7018 	UC Irvine 	311 	304 	297 	299 	1211 	+7519 	Stanford 	300 	311 	298 	303 	1212 	+7620 	Purdue 	309 	302 	304 	301 	1216 	+8021 	Furman	307 	301 	309 	300 	1217 	+8122 	Texas A&M 	305 	306 	309 	299 	1219 	+8323 	Tulsa 	307 	313 	310 	292 	1222 	+8624 	BYU 	305 	317 	316 	300 	1238 	 +102

Sun Devil Scores: T12. Erin Tone 75-73-72-73=293; T16. Louise Stahle 75-77-74-70=296; T27. Tiffany Tavee 75-75-76-71=297; T78. Charmaine Erasmus 80-76-75-75=306; T110. Alissa Kuczka 78-79-77-779=313.

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