Women's Golf Tied for Sixth After First Round at TRW Regional Challenge

Feb. 11, 2002

PALOS VERDES, Calif. - Led by junior Ga�lle Truet, the Arizona State women's golf team shot a 20-over par 304 Monday to open the spring season in a tie for sixth place with Oklahoma State after the first round of the TRW Regional Challenge. The 54-hole event is being held Mon.-Wed., Feb. 11-13 at the par 71, 5,291-yard Palos Verdes Country Club.

Led by first-year head coach Mickey Yokoi, the 10th-ranked Sun Devils are 19 strokes off the pace of Tulsa, which carded a one-under 283 to lead after the first round. Texas (297), Arizona (297), Wake Forest (302) and Pepperdine (303) round out the top five after the first day of play.

For the Sun Devils, Truet led the team, firing a two-over 73 and stands in a tie for ninth place after the first round of play. Sophomore Jimin Kang trails her teammate by just one stroke after shooting a three-over 74 and is tied for 13th. In her first action of the year, junior Melanie Hunt is tied for 41st after shooting a seven-over 78, while sophomore Blair O'Neal (79) and freshman Erin Tone (81) are tied for 51st and 73rd, respectively.

Individually, Tulsa's Dani Mallon and Stacy Prammanasudh are tied for the lead after shooting two-under 69s in the first round.

Second-round play begins at 9 a.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, while Wednesday's final round will commence with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Real-time scoring for the TRW Regional Challenge can be found at www.golfstat.com.

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