Women's Golf Finishes Fourth at Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational

Nov. 11, 2001

AUBURN, Ala.-Arizona women's golfer Lorena Ochoa continued her dominant sophomore season Sunday by winning her fourth consecutive tournament as she carded a final-round 70 to finish six strokes ahead of Georgia's Summer Sirmons and Tennessee's Young-A Yang at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational. Arizona, ranked No. 7 in the Golf World College Coaches Poll, posted its best team round (292) of the tournament to take fourth place.

Georgia, with top-10 finishes from three Bulldog golfers, took first place with a three-day team total of 21-over-par 885. Arizona finished fourth at 35-over-par 899. Eight of the top-10 ranked teams in the nation competed in the 54-hole tournament.

Ochoa's six stroke victory gives her eight career wins, she has already equaled her victory total from 2000-01. The standout from Guadalajara, Mexico, now owns a streak of 13 consecutive top-three finishes. Sunday's final round saw Ochoa shoot par or better for the ninth time in 11 rounds this season. The sophomore posted a 54-hole total of 6-under-par 210.

Junior Anne Lee contributed to the Wildcats' final-round success as she shot even-par 72 to bring her three-round score to 12-over-par 228, good for a tie for 24th place. Laura Myerscough, a junior from Charleston, Ill., fired a final-round 73 to close the tournament tied for 21st place at 11-over-par.

The Kraschinski sisters closed the tournament with identical rounds of 5-over-par 77. Freshman Miriam tied for 39th place at 18-over-par, while junior Julia tied for 52nd at 26-over-par. Senior Cathie Williamson competed as an individual and tied for 60th place.

Arizona's women's golf team will play next on Feb. 11, when it opens the spring portion of its schedule at the TRW Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.

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