Women's Golf Ties For 12th At NCAA Championships

May 22, 2004

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    Opelika, Ala. - The USC women's golf team wrapped up the final day of the 2004 NCAA Women's Golf Championships with a nine-over-par 297 to end up in a tie for 12th overall.

    The final round was held over until Saturday as Friday's competition was halted due to bad weather.

    USC shot a 72-hole total of 1,195, which is actually a two-stroke improvement upon its finish at last season's NCAA tournament, which the Women of Troy won.

    USC was 47 strokes back of national champion UCLA, which shot a four-under 1,148. Oklahoma State was second (1,151), Duke was third (1,159), California was fourth (1,172) and Vanderbilt was fifth (1,180).

    Seven of the top 15 teams were from the Pac-10.

    Individually, sophomore Irene Cho led USC, shooting a 7-over 295 to tie for 33rd. She was 17 strokes back of the individual champion Sarah Huarte of California (278).

    Also for the Women of Troy, senior Rachel Bell tied for 44th (297), sophomore Tanya Dergal tied for 62nd (301), freshman Catalina Marin tied for 80th (305) and freshman Veronica Felibert tied for 101st (309).

    USC has now had six consecutive top 15 NCAA finishes.

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