Women's Golf Ranked 19th in <i>Golf World</i> Preseason Poll
Sept. 22, 2003
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State women's golf team will begin the 2003-04 campaign ranked in the national top 20, coming in at 19th in Golf World's preseason coaches poll. Sophomore Alissa Kuczka (77.03 avg.) and junior Erin Tone (78.67 avg.) are the top returners for the squad, which begins the 2003-04 season Thursday-Saturday at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M.
Returning letterwinners on this year's team include Kuczka, Tone, senior Beatriz 'Cucu' Conti, senior Lisa Desimone, junior Josefin Gustafsson, sophomore Sarah Jones, junior Jamie Michard and redshirt freshman Danelle Perata.
Four newcomers join the squad including freshmen Lindsay Anderson (El Paso, Texas), Charmaine Erasmus (Bradenton, Fla.) and Tiffany Tavee (Gilbert, Ariz.) as well as junior Nicole Deacon (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who transferred to ASU from San Jose State.
Arizona State was also ranked 29th in the preseason Golfweek poll.
Golf World Preseason Top 25 Women's Coaches Poll:1. Duke (13) 3662. Florida 3143. UCLA (1) 3104. Oklahoma State 3035. Arizona 2916. Ohio State 2867. Texas 2838. Vanderbilt 2729. Auburn 24710. Georgia 24511. USC 23312. California (1) 20013. Tennessee 19414. Pepperdine 16415. Washington 13916. North Carolina 13517. Stanford 13018. New Mexico 9419. Arizona State 8420. South Carolina 7921. Kent State 7222. Tulane 6323. Wake Forest 6124. UNLV 5825. Tulsa 57