Women's Golf Finishes 14th At Dick McGuire Invitational

Sept. 27, 2003

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Arizona State's women's golf team wrapped up their first competition of the fall season this afternoon, placing 14th at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational after totaling a 63-over for the three-day tournament (309-308-322=939). The top finisher for the Sun Devils was junior Jamie Michaud (University Place, Wash.), who tied for 29th with an 11-over 230 for the tournament (77-74-79=230).

Tournament host the University of New Mexico dominated the team competition, finishing as the only team under par with a five-under 871. The Lobos also produced the individual winner, as Kailin Downs won the title by three strokes, ending the weekend at seven-under par (70-68-74=212).

ASU sophomore Alissa Kuczka (Phoenix, Ariz.), the Sun Devils' top finisher at the '02 Dick McGuire, finished just behind Michaud at 12-over (74-81-76=231), tying her for 32nd, while redshirt freshman Danelle Perata (Vacaville, Calif.) tied for 60th-place after carding a 21-over (77-79-84=240) for the weekend.

Rounding out the Sun Devil contingent were freshmen Tiffany Tavee (Gilbert, Ariz.), who tied for 67th at 24-over (81-74-88=243), and Charmaine Erasmus (Bradenton, Fla.) who tied for 85th at 31-over (81-86-83=250).

The women's golfers are back in action the week of October 6, when the squad sends golfers to the Washington Invitational (Oct. 6-8) and the New Mexico State Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-8).

The final standings are as follows, with the team's score relative to par followed by their total strokes:

1 	New Mexico 	-5 	8712 	Oklahoma State 	+11 	8873 	Tulsa 	+26 	9024 	Pepperdine 	+33 	9095 	Brigham Young Univ. 	+47 	9236 	Texas A&M University 	+50 	926T7 	Texas Tech Univ 	+51 	927T7 	UNLV 	+51 	927T7 	TCU 	+51 	927T7 	New Mexico State 	+51 	92711 	San Diego State Univ 	+54 	93012 	Baylor 	+59 	93513 	Texas El Paso, U. of 	+62 	93814 	Arizona State 	+63 	939 15 	Hawaii, Univ. of 	+76	95216 	Colorado State Univ. 	+84 	96017 	Wyoming, U. of 	+128 	1004
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