Women's Golf Finish Seventh At GolfWorld/Palmetto Dunes Invitational

Nov. 5, 2000

The Stanford women's golf team shot a final round of 296 today to finish seventh overall at the GolfWorld Palmetto Dunes Invitational in Hilton Head, S.C. Auburn won the tournament, shooting a nine-over par 873, while Duke placed second (878). Rounding out the top five are Texas (879), Southern California (881) and Georgia (885).

Individually, Stanford's top finisher was Stephanie Keever who tied for ninth while teammate Hilary Homeyer tied for 16th. Freshman Angela Rho tied for 33rd and sophomore Kim Rowton tied for 36th individually. Jessica Belskis tied for 49th.

Arizona's Lorena Ochoa (211) took top individual honors defeating Pepperdine's Katherine Hull (211) in a one-hole playoff. Rounding out the top five were Tennessee's Young-A Yang (212), Georgia's Summer Sirmons (213), Auburn's Celeste Troche (213) and USC's Candie Kung (213).

The GolfWorld/Palmetto Dunes Invitational marks the 25th consecutive tourney that Stanford has finished in the top 10.

Team Results:1.  Auburn, 291-291-291--8732. Duke, 284-298-296--8783. Texas, 292-291-296--8794. USC, 298-285-298--8815. Georgia, 300-291-294--8856. Arizona, 296-294-298--8887. Stanford, 298-296-296--8909. Pepperdine, 302-293-300--8959. Tennessee, 296-291-311--89810. Arizona State, 300-302-302--90411t. Purdue, 298-300-308--90611t. Louisiana State, 307-293-306--906

Top Individuals: 1. Lorena Ochoa, Arizona, 68-71-72--211, 2. Katherine Hull, Pepperdine, 72-71-68--211, 3. Young-A Yang, Tennessee, 69-68-75--212, 4t. Candie Kung, USC, 72-67-74--213, 4t. Summer Sirmons, Georgia, 73-70-70--213, 4t. Celeste Troche, Auburn, 73-69-71--213.

Stanford Individuals: 9t. Stephanie Keever, Stanford, 73-73-71--217, 16t. Hilary Homeyer, Stanford, 71-73-76--220, 33t. Angela Rho, Stanford, 76-76-74--226, 36t. Kim Rowton, 78-75-75--228, 49t. Jessica Belskis, 83-75-79--237.

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