ASU Women's Golf to Host PING/ASU Invitational March 31 - April 2
March 27, 2006
With top-five finishes in six events this season, including a pair of first-place finishes, the Arizona State University women's golf team will play host to the 2006 PING/ASU Invitational Friday-Sunday, March 31 - April 2 at the par 72, 6,230-yard ASU Karsten Golf Course. The PING/ASU Invitational has been held each year since 1965-66. ASU has won the tournament in 23 of the 40 years it has been held, most recently last year.
Live scoring for the PING/ASU Invitational will be available for each round at www.golfstatresults.com, while complete results will also be available after each round on ASU's official web site at www.thesundevils.com.
Admission is free to the public for each round.
THE FORMAT: 18 holes will be played each day with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. from tees No. 1 and No. 10 Friday through Sunday. Second- and third-round pairings are based on team total and individual total within the team. The top four scores from each five-person team will count toward the team score.
THE FIELD: The 16-team field for the tournament includes nine teams ranked in the Golfstat Top 25: No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 ASU, No. 5 Pepperdine, No. 6 Southern California, No. 10 UNLV, No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 19 Stanford, No. 21 Arizona, No. 22 Long Beach State, Missouri, Oregon, Oregon State, Texas, Tulsa, Washington and Washington State.
LAST YEAR'S RESULTS: ASU captured the 2005 PING/ASU Invitational championship with a three-day total of three-under par 870. ASU's Louise Stahle won individual medalist honors, carding a seven-under 209.