Women's Golf Expands Lead in the Second Round of the PING/ASU Invitational
March 31, 2007
Tempe, Ariz. -
The second-ranked Arizona State women's golf team, spearheaded by a career-low day by Jennifer Osborn, expanded their lead at the PING/ASU Invitational at the par-72, 6,230-yard ASU Karsten Golf Course. ASU shot an 11-over 565 (285-280) for the second round, a 16-stroke lead over second place Vanderbilt, 581.
'It was really fun to watch today,' said Head Coach Melissa Luellen. 'The girls really have a focus of what they want. I got goose bumps on the 16th hole, the signature hole at ASU Karsten [Golf Course]. We played the hole 3-under par between the five players. They were really on target and swinging with no fear.'
Sophomore All-American Osborn shot a career-low 66 in the second round to move into first place. Osborn has a two-day total of 136 (70-66).
'Jen started off really hot,' said Luellen. 'I was really proud of her to maintain her lead on the tougher nine [holes]. She hit a fantastic shot on 18 out of the thick rough. She hit it exactly where she wanted to hit the ball.'
Also contributing to ASU's success, freshman Anna Nordqvist shot a 7-under 137 (69-68) to tie for second place.
'Anna and Jen are both looking to win their first tournament of the year,' said Luellen.
Additionally, the Sun Devils have four golfers playing as independents. Junior Camila Sola shot a 10-over 154 (75-79) to tie for 50th. Junior Brooke Todare shot a 14-over 158 (80-78) to tie for 66th. Redshirt freshman Liisa Kelo tied for 70th after shooting a 15-over 159 (80-79). Senior Charmaine Erasmus tied for 80th after shooting a 17-over 161 (77-84).
The final round of the PING/ASU Invitational concludes tomorrow.
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