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Johnson selected to represent USA in Spirit International

October 28, 2009

Freshman standout women's golf Jennifer Johnson has been selected of one of two amateurs from the United States to participate in the 2009 Spirit International Amateur Golf Championship. The Championship will run from November 4-7, at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas. Along with the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Chinese-Taipei, Colombia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, Scotland, South Africa and Sweden make up the participating countries. Two female and two male amateur golfers from each participating country are chosen to compete in the Olympic-like experience. There will be a webcast on Johnson will join senior Juliana Murcia as the two ASU women's golfers who have participated in the prestigious event.

At the conclusion of the fall, Johnson has been arguably the Sun Devils most consistent player. The California girl has placed in the top 10 in all three tournaments she has participated in and is currently the top-ranked freshman in the Golf Stat Cup. While she has certainly had a solid start in college, she came into ASU after a productive summer in which she was a finalist at the U.S. Women's Amateur and a quarterfinalist at the 2009 U.S. Girls Championship. She recently earned the AJGA Rolex All-American second-team.

Women's Golf Retains No. 1 Spot
The ASU women's golf team retained its No. 1 ranking in the Golf World/NGCA Women's Coaches Poll. The Sun Devils are followed by UCLA, Purdue, Auburn and Michigan State. USC, Pepperdine, Georgia and Alabama round out the top 10.

The Sun Devils have concluded the fall season and will next compete at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in February.