Women's Golf Finishes Fourth at TRW Regional Challenge
Feb. 13, 2002
PALOS VERDES, Calif. - With two players in the top 10 individually, the Arizona State women's golf team finished in fourth place at the TRW Regional Challenge. The 54-hole event was 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 wrapped up the tournament with a round 19-over par 303 and finished with a three-day total of 902, which was just two strokes behind third place Oklahoma State. Tulsa won the tournament with a three-day total of 870, while Texas (893), Oklahoma State (900), ASU (902) and Michigan State (905) rounded out the top five teams.
For the Sun Devils, sophomore Jimin Kang finished ninth in her third top-10 showing of the season with a three-day total of eight-over 221 (74-73-74), while junior Gaï¿½lle Truet cracked the top 10 for the first time of year, tying for 10th at nine-over 222 (73-74-75).
Sophomore Blair O'Neal climbed up three more spots, moving from 51st after the first day to a tie for 23rd after the final round (79-73-75=227), while freshman Erin Tone (81-75-79=235) and junior Melanie Hunt (78-85-80=243) tied for 53rd and 78th, respectively.
Individually, Arizona's Lorena Ochoa captured medalist honors, carding a three-round total of seven-under 206 (72-66-68).
Arizona State returns to action next week at the Arizona Invitational in Tucson, which will be held Feb. 25-27 at the Raven at Sabino Springs Golf Course.
TRW Regional Challenge - Final ResultsFebruary 11-13, 20021. Tulsa 283-292-295=8702. Texas 297-297-299-8933. Oklahoma State 304-300-296=9004. Arizona State 304-295-303=9025. Michigan State 310-303-292=9056. Arizona 301-300-306=9077. USC 306-304-298=9088. UCLA 309-301-302=9129. Wake Forest 302-302-313=91710. Florida 308-314-301=923 Pepperdine 303-311-309=92312. Georgia 309-306=309=92413. New Mexico State 311-307-309=927 Stanford 316-300-311=92715. Purdue 313-304-311=92816. Ohio State 316-303-310=92917 San Jose State 314-303-313=93018. TCU 321-307-318=946