No. 6 Women’s Golf Tied for Second at 2014 PING/ASU Invitational

By Lindsay Gaesser, SDA Media Relations

TEMPE, Ariz.—The sixth-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team is tied for second place with a 2-under 574 (287-287) after round two of the 2014 PING/ASU Invitational on Saturday.  The Sun Devils head into the final round tied with No. 3 Duke and ahead of No. 2 UCLA and No. 5 Oklahoma.

Shooting 8-under for the day, No. 7 South Carolina moved into the top spot on the team leader board.  With a 568, the Game Cocks are six strokes ahead of the Sun Devils after two rounds of play.  Duke’s Celine Boutier holds the No. 1 spot on the individual leader board with a 6-under 138. 

Junior Noemi Jimenez led the Sun Devils in the second round with a 1-under 71.  Jimenez, shooting 1-under 143 (72-71) through 36 holes, is currently tied for 11th with teammate Justine Lee.  Lee, who shot 2-under in the first round, finished Saturday’s round at 1-under 143 (70-73). 

Senior Dani Ordonez and junior Emilie Alonso vaulted up the leader board in the second round.  Ordonez shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday and is tied for 16th with an even-par 144 (73-71).  Alonso is tied for 19th with a 1-over 145 (73-72). 

Freshman Monica Vaughn struggled to find her groove in round two, carding six bogeys for the day.  Slipping from 20th to 36th, Vaughn has a two-day total of 4-over 148 (72-76).      

Senior Laura Blanco shot even-par 72 on Saturday, combining for a two-day total of 2-under 142 (70-72).  Blanco is currently tied for 6th overall.  Freshman Saki Iida is tied for 56th with a 7-over 151 (76-75), while senior Nicole Jones is in 60th place after shooting an 8-over 152 (77-75) through 36 holes.   

The final round of the 2014 PING/ASU Invitational tees off at 7:30 a.m. PT on Sunday at ASU Karsten Golf Course.  Live scoring for the tournament is available at


T2 Arizona State 287  287 574  -2 
T11 Noemi Jimenez (1) 72 71 143  -1 
T11  Justine Lee (2) 70 73 143 -1 
T16  Dani Ordonez (4) 73 71 144 E
T19  Emilie Alonso (3) 73 72 145 +1
T36  Monica Vaughn (5) 72  76 148  +4 
T6  Laura Blanco (Individual) 70 72 142 -2
T56  Saki Iida (Individual) 76 75 151 +7
60  Nicole Jones (Individual) 77 75 152 +8
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