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No. 7 Women's Golf in 10th at Northrop Grumman

Feb 9, 2014

By Lindsay Gaesser, SDA Media Relations

PALOS VERDES, Calif.—The seventh-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team is in 10th place after the first round of competition at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, hosted by Ohio State, in Palos Verdes, Calif., Sunday.  The Sun Devils shot a 16-over 300 at the par-71, 6,017-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club. 

Senior Justine Lee, playing in the No. 3 spot in the Sun Devil lineup, shot even-par 71 tying her for sixth.  Junior Noemi Jimenez (No. 1) struggled with the front nine, tallying two bogeys and one double-bogey.  Jimenez is currently tied for 28th, shooting 3-over 74 for the day.  Junior Emilie Alonso (No. 2) shot an 8-over 79, tying her for 76th.   

Freshmen Monica Vaughn (No. 4) and Saki Iida (No. 5) are tied for 41st and 81st, respectively, in the 88-golfer field.  Vaughn, who was plagued by bogeys on the front nine, finished strong with an eagle on the par-5 16th and a birdie on the par-4 18th.  Iida, representing the Sun Devils for her first time, shot a 10-over 81 for the day.

After the first round, Annie Park of USC sits atop the leader board with a 4-under 67. 

The second round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge continues tomorrow at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.  Live scoring for the tournament is available at  

 9  Arizona State  300  +16
 T6  Justine Lee (3)  71   E
 T28  Noemi Jimenez (1)  74  +3
 T41  Monica Vaughn (4)  76  +5
 T76  Emilie Alonso (2)  79  +8 
 T81  Saki Iida (5)  81  +10