Women's Golf Wins Dr. Thompson Rainbow Tournament

March 20, 2003

Kaneohe, HI - The No. 9 USC women's golf team shot 302 on Wednesday to win going away at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Rainbow Invitational held at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.

The Women of Troy shot a 54-hole total of 897, 14 strokes ahead of runner-up Arizona (911). It's the second tournament win of the season for USC. Rollins College was third (922), followed by Nebraska and Kansas State in a tie for fourth place (933).

Senior All-American Mikaela Parmlid won her third-career individual title (and second of the season), shooting 218 to beat out Cassandra Kirkland of Arizona by one stroke. Two other USC golfers finished in the top seven as freshman Tanya Dergal took fifth (224) and senior Becky Lucidi tied for seventh (226).

Also for the Women of Troy, freshman Irene Cho finished 15th (233) and junior Anna Rawson tied for 30th (240). Junior Rachel Bell competed as an individual and tied for 34th (241).

USC is next in action at the Pioneer Bruin Classic in Santa Clarita, Calif. on March 24-26.

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