Women's Golf Second and Sixth in Final Fall Polls

Dec. 2, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - After turning in top five finishes in all five fall tournaments, the Arizona State women's golf team climbed as high as second in the final golf polls of the fall.

After a second-place finish to top-ranked Duke at the Match Play Championships in November, the Sun Devils climbed to second in the final fall Golf World College Coaches Poll. ASU was also ranked sixth in the final Golfweek poll of the fall season.

ASU was ranked 13th and 14th in the nation in the Golf World and Golfweek preseason polls, respectively.

This fall, the Sun Devils won two tournaments - the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate and the Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate - and finished second in two others - the Kent Youel Invitational and the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship.

ASU was led by true freshman Louise Stahle (Lund, Sweden) who finished second in each of her three tournament appearances. Stahle finished the fall with a 70.22 stroke average and ranked second in the final Golfweek individual poll of the fall.

Junior Alissa Kuczka (Phoenix, Ariz.) and sophomore Tiffany Tavee (Gilbert, Ariz.) tied for second on the team with 73.17 fall stroke averages and each turned in a pair of top 10 finishes. Kuczka and Tavee ranked 44th and 46th individually by Golfweek, respectively.

The Sun Devils return to action this spring, traveling to Palos Verdes, Calif., for the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge on Feb. 7-9, 2005. The team will host the PING/ASU Invitational at Karsten Golf Course on April 1-3.