Women's Golf Finishes Fourth at Spartan Invitational

March 5, 2003

SALINAS, Calif. - The Arizona State women's golf team turned in its second consecutive top five finish, taking fourth at the San Jose State Spartan Invitational, held March 4-5 at the par 72, 5,938-yard Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas, Calif.

The Sun Devils shot a 16-over 304 in Wednesday's final round to finish with a total of 894 (284-306-304), which was four strokes out of third place. Pepperdine won the tournament with a three-round total of 18-under 846, followed by UCLA (882), California (890), ASU (894) and UNLV (898) to round out the top five teams.

Individually, sophomore Erin Tone (69-78-74) and freshman Alissa Kuczka (73-74-74) each tied for seventh place for the Sun Devils with three-day totals of five-over 221. For Tone, it marked her second straight top 10 finish after ending up in a tie for seventh at last week's Wildcat Invitational, while Kuczka turned in her second top 10 showing of the year as well. Senior Blair O'Neal tied for 25th at 11-over 227 (72-80-75) for her third top 25 finish, while rounding out the Sun Devil lineup were senior Ga�lle Truet (70-81-82=233) and junior Lisa Desimone (80-74-81=235) who finished tied for 40th and 46th, respectively.

Pepperdine's Katherine Hull captured individual medalist honors after shooting a 16-under total of 200 over the three rounds (63-71-66).

Arizona State returns to action April 4-6, playing host to its own PING/ASU Invitational at ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe.

San Jose State Spartan Invitational - March 4-5, 2003 - Final Results

Corral de Tierra Country Club - Salinas, Calif.

1. Pepperdine 275-292-279=846; 2. UCLA 283-302-297=882; 3. California 300-297-293=890; 4. Arizona State 284-306-304=894; 5. UNLV 299-299-300=898; 6. Washington 303-300-298=901; 7. UC Irvine 303-304-308=915; 8. Oregon State 306-311-301=918; 9. Oregon 305-307-309=921; T10. San Francisco 302-314-307=923 and San Jose State 302-313-308=923; 12. Long Beach State 313-309-305=927; 13. Hawaii 322-333-337=992; 14. CS-Monterey Bay 360-339-351=1050.

Sun Devil Finishers: T7. Erin Tone 69-78-74=221 and Alissa Kuczka 73-74-74=221; T25. Blair O'Neal 72-80-75=227; T40. Ga�lle Truet 70-81-82=233; T46. Lisa Desimone 80-74-81=235.

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