Women's Golf Finishes Third at San Jose State Spartan Invitational

March 7, 2001

MONTEREY, Calif. - The Arizona State women's golf team matched its best finish of the season, taking third at the San Jose State Spartan Invitational, held March 5-7 at the par 72, 5,938-yard Corral de Tierra Country Club.

After season lows in each of the previous two rounds, the Sun Devil team carded a 10-over 298 on the final day to finish third, just six strokes behind tournament winner New Mexico State (869). ASU finished with a three-day total of 875, while Pepperdine finished second (870). Stanford (877) took fourth and Washington (890) was fifth.

Individually, freshman Jimin Kang turned in the first top five finish of her young career, taking third with a three-day total of 212, just three strokes behind tournament winner Kelli Kamimura of Washington (209). Kang shot a career-low 67 on Tuesday and followed that up with a one-over 73 on Wednesday. Sophomore Melanie Hunt, a transfer from Texas Tech, finished fifth at 215, carding her second consecutive round under par with a one-under 71.

Junior Lisa Meredith also turned in her best finish of the season, tying for 15th at 221. Rounding out the Sun Devil squad were senior Molly Cooper who finished in a tie for 37th (230) and sophomore Blair O'Neal who tied for 40th (231).

Arizona State returns to action April 6-8 when the Sun Devils play host to the PING/ASU Invitational at ASU's Karsten Golf Course.

SJSU Spartan Invitational - Final Results1.	New Mexico State	287-291-291=8692.	Pepperdine	298-289-283=8703.	Arizona State	290-287-298=8754.	Stanford	302-291-284=8775.	Washington	299-299-292=8906.	Oklahoma State	299-301-292=8927.	Tulsa	299-298-297=8948.	San Jose State	306-310-300=9169.	Penn State	308-308-305=92110.	Colorado	317-305-303=92511.	Washington State	305-315-306=92612.	Oregon State	312-318-301=93113.	BYU	315-313-311=93914.	Hawaii	324-332-317=97315.	Rhodes College	328-332-326=98616.	CSU-Monterey Bay	414-405-420=1239

Sun Devil Scores3. Jimin Kang 72-67-73=2125. Melanie Hunt 73-71-71=215T14. Lisa Meredith 71-73-77=221T37. Molly Cooper 74-76-80=230T40. Blair O'Neal 77-77-77=231

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