ASU Moves Up Eight More Spots To 8th At NCAA Championships

May 20, 2004

OPELIKA, Ala. - Arizona State climbed eight more spots into a tie for eighth heading into the final round of the 2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championships, being held May 18-21 at the par 72, 6,215-yard Grand National Lake Course.

For the second day in a row, the Sun Devils shot a three-over-par 291 on Thursday to jump into a tie for eighth place with Georgia with a three-round total of 892. ASU was in 24th place after Tuesday's first round and has climbed eight spots in the second and third rounds after firing a season-low 291 on both Wednesday and Thursday.

UCLA continues to lead the NCAA Championships heading into Friday's final round. The Bruins extended their lead to five strokes over second-place Oklahoma State, carding a two-under 286 on Thursday for a three-day total of eight-under 858. Oklahoma State is second with a three-round total of 863 followed by Duke (865), California (883) and Vanderbilt (884).

Individually, freshman Tiffany Tavee (Gilbert, Ariz.) moved up 19 spots on Thursday for the Sun Devils and is tied for 23rd with a three-day total of four-over 220 (77-71-72). Sophomore Alissa Kuczka (Phoenix, Ariz.) and junior Erin Tone (Gilbert, Ariz.) are tied for 37th at 223 after each carding two-over 74s on Thursday.

Other Sun Devils include freshman Charmaine Erasmus (Bradenton, Fla.) who carded a career-best 71 on Thursday to move into a tie for 62nd (80-75-71=226) and freshman Lindsay Anderson (El Paso, Texas) who is 125th (82-83-91=256).

UCLA's Susie Mathews and Oklahoma State's Karin Sjodin are tied for the individual lead with eight-under 208 heading into Friday's final round.

The NCAA Championships wrap up on Friday with tee times starting at 8 a.m. Central (6 a.m. Pacific). Live hole-by-hole scoring is available at www.golfstatlive.com.

2004 NCAA Women's Golf ChampionshipsMay 18-21, 2004 * Third-Round Results

Pos Team to par today 1 2 3 total1 UCLA -6 -2 289 283 286 8582 Oklahoma State -1 -6 288 293 282 8633 Duke +1 +4 289 284 292 8654 California +19 +4 309 282 292 8835 Vanderbilt +20 +14 298 284 302 8846 Texas +26 +5 302 295 293 8907 Ohio State +27 +15 296 292 303 891T8 Georgia +28 +5 302 297 293 892T8 Arizona State +28 +3 310 291 291 892T10 Stanford +33 +10 303 296 298 897T10 Florida State +33 +7 301 301 295 897T10 Wake Forest +33 +22 298 289 310 89713 Southern California +34 +17 307 286 305 898T14 New Mexico +36 +16 304 292 304 900T14 Furman +36 +14 302 296 302 900T14 Arizona +36 +10 302 300 298 900T14 Washington +36 +9 305 298 297 90018 Tennessee +37 +13 303 297 301 90119 Baylor +38 +7 299 308 295 90220 North Carolina +40 +12 304 300 300 904T21 UNLV +45 +14 308 299 302 909T21 Purdue +45 +20 307 294 308 909T23 Texas A&M +46 +14 306 302 302 910T23 Michigan State +46 +10 302 310 298 910

Sun Devil Scorers: T23. Tiffany Tavee 77-71-72=220; T37. Alissa Kuczka 76-73-74=223 and Erin Tone 77-72-74=223; T62. Charmaine Erasmus 80-75-71=226; 125. Lindsay Anderson 82-83-91=256.

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