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Sun Devil golfers accept invitation to LPGA event

February 27, 2009

Arizona State senior women's golfer Azahara Munoz and 2009 NLI signee Jennifer Johnson have both accepted invitations to the Kraft Nabisco Championships. Munoz and Johnson will join three other amateurs to compete in the LPGA event. The Kraft Nabisco Championship takes place March 30 - April 5 at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Munoz earned the exemption after taking first at the 2008 NCAA Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., last May. Munoz followed that performance up with a runner-up finish at the U.S. Amateur. In addition, Munoz is currently ranked in the top three of collegiate golfers. Munoz will miss ASU's home event, the PING/ASU Invitational, to take part in the Kraft Nabisco Championships.

Johnson, who will join the Sun Devils in the fall, is currently ranked No. 16 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior Rankings. She is a two-time AJGA first-team All-American. Johnson won the 2008 Rolex Tournament of Champions as well as the California State Amateur. Johnson was also a member of the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team.

Along with Johnson, the Sun Devils will also welcome Alessia Knight and Larissa Eruera in the fall. Munoz will make her spring tournament debut in the Sun Devils next event, The UCF Challenge, on March 8.