Song, Salas Finish 2-3 At Ping/ASU Invitational

April 5, 2009

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Freshman Jennifer Song and sophomore Lizette Salas finished second and third, respectively, for the third-ranked USC women's golf team, which finished fourth on the final day of the 2009 Ping/ASU Invitational at the Karsten G.C. in Tempe, Ariz., on Sunday (April 5).

Oklahoma State won the event at 17-over 881, edging Purdue by one stroke. Host Arizona State fell from first to third at 886 while USC, playing in its final regular-season event of the season, was fourth at 27-over 891 (297-296-298). New Mexico was fifth (893).

Song used a final-round 68 to finish at 4-under 212 (70-74-68), securing her fourth top 4 finish of the season. She opened her round with three consecutive birdies and had another on 13 and completed her round without a bogey. Song finished one back of first-place Maria Hernandez of Purdue.

Salas finished third at 3-under 213 (73-66-74), her seventh top 10 finish in as many events. A day after firing a 6-under second-round, Salas was still fighting for the individual crown before three late bogeys dropped her out of first.

Freshman Inah Park produced her best finish as a Trojan, tying for 27th at 11-over 227 (75-76-76). She had one birdie Sunday.

Junior Stefanie Endstrasser tied for 78th at 27-over 243 (79-80-84) while junior Caroline Kim tied for 85th at 32-over 248 (80-88-80).

USC is off until competing in the Pac-10 Championships, April 24-26, at Stanford.

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