Women's Golf Finishes Third at Topy Cup

Sept. 8, 2005

FUKUSHIMA, Japan - Led by senior Alissa Kuczka, the Arizona State University women's golf team finished in third place at the Topy Cup, which was held Sept. 6-8 at the par 72, 6,036-yard Tanagura Country Club in Fukushima, Japan.

ASU carded a five-over 303 in Thursday's final round for a three-day total of 914. Tohoku Fukushi won the tournament with a three-round total of 899, while the University of Washington moved past ASU for second place with a 13-over 301 in the final round to finish one stroke ahead of the Sun Devils at 913. Senshu (916) and Nihon (930) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Individually, Kuczka carded an even-par 72 on Thursday to finish in fourth at three-over 219 (71-76-72). That ties for the highest showing of her career with the Phoenix native finishing fourth at three events in the Pac-10, including a tie for fourth at the 2005 NCAA Central Regional.

Junior Tiffany Tavee tied for 12th place at 12-over 228 (74-77-77), while freshman Jennifer Osborn fired her best round of the tournament with a three-over 75 on Thursday to tie for 20th (81-80-75=236). Sophomore Brooke Todare tied for 23rd with a three-round total of 237 (78-78-81), and junior Charmaine Erasmus finished 27th at 240 (77-84-79). Junior Lindsay Anderson, who was playing as an individual, carded a two-over 74 on Thursday and finished in tie for 29th (87-82-74=243).

Miki Saiki of Tohoku Fukushi won individual medalist honors, besting Washington's Paige Mackenzie (68-79-68=215) by two strokes with a three-day total of three-under 213 (72-70-71).

ASU returns to action Sept. 23-25 at the Mason Rudolph Championship. Vanderbilt University will host the tournament at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.

2005 Topy Cup
U.S. - Japan Intercollegiate Golf Championship
Tanagura Country Club, Fukushima, Japan

1. Tohoku Fukushi 302-301-296=899
2. Washington 295-317-301=913
3. Arizona State 300-311-303=914
4. Senshu 311-307-298=916
5. Nihon 312-325-293=930

Sun Devil Results
4. Alissa Kuczka 71-76-72=219
T12. Tiffany Tavee 74-77-77=228
T20. Jennifer Osborn 81-80-75=236
T23. Brooke Todare 78-78-81=237
27. Charmaine Erasmus 77-84-79=240
T29. Lindsay Anderson (Ind.) 77-84-79=240

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