Women's Golf Ties for Sixth at NCAA Fall Preview
Sept. 26, 2001
AUBURN, Wash. - The Arizona State women's golf team finished in a tie for sixth place after rain canceled Wednesday's third round at the NCAA Fall Preview, held Sept. 24-26 at the Washington National Golf Club. The 54-hole event, which was hosted by the University of Washington, is the precursor to the 2002 NCAA Championships, which will be held at the par 72, 6,250-yard course May 21-24, 2002.
The seventh-ranked Sun Devils completed their second round before the course conditions became unplayable due to standing water on the greens, shooting a 15-over par 303 Tuesday for a two-day total of 602. The nine teams that did not finish on Tuesday completed their second rounds on Wednesday, but the tournament was called off on Wednesday afternoon due to water on the greens, and the 36-hole totals were made official.
Led by first-year head coach Mickey Yokoi, ASU finished in a tie for sixth with LSU at 26-over par, 11 strokes off the pace of Auburn and Texas, which tied for the tournament title at 15-over par 591. Tulsa (592), Ohio State (594) and Michigan State (601) rounded out the top five.
For the Sun Devils, junior Blair O'Neal finished in a tie for ninth place, her fourth career top-10 finish, firing a one-over 73 in each round for a two-day total of 147. Sophomore Jimin Kang (74-78) and junior Gaï¿½lle Truet (77-75) tied for 41st at 152, while senior Lisa Meredith finished in a tie for 54th with a two-round total of 154 (75-79). Freshman Josefin Gustafsson (79-77=156) tied for 73rd. Arizona's Lorena Ochoa captured medalist honors with a two-day total of five-under par 139.
The Sun Devils return to action Oct. 8-10 at the New Mexico State Invitational, being held at the University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M.
NCAA Fall Preview - Final Results - Wednesday, Sept. 26, 20011. Auburn 300-291=591 Texas 304-287=5913. Tulsa 301-291=5924. Ohio State 294-300=5945. Michigan State 301-300=6016. Arizona State 299-303=602 LSU 302-300=6028. Georgia 302-301=6039. Tennessee 293-311=60410. Oklahoma State 304-301=60511. Arizona 302-304=606 Duke 301-305=60613. Pepperdine 304-305=609 USC 298-311=60915. New Mexico St. 309-303=61216. Stanford 308-305=613 UCLA 306-307=613 Washington 307-306=61319. Purdue 318-300=618 TCU 307-311=61821. Oregon State 313-310=62322. California 321-306=62723. Oregon 324-328=65224. Washington St. 327-330=657