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Women's golf places fifth at Mason Rudolph Championship

September 28, 2008

The Arizona State women's golf team placed fifth at the Mason Rudolph Championship, held at the par-72, 6,217-yard Legends South Course in Franklin, Tenn. The Sun Devils shot a 9-over 873 (289-291-293) in the three day tournament.

"We didn't play bad, we just didn't play great," said head coach Melissa Luellen. "We played a lot of good golf but we couldn't make a lot of putts."

Anna Nordqvist shot a 3-under 213 (73-71-69) to tie for seventh overall. Her seventh place finish marks the 19th time the junior All-American has placed in the top 10 in her collegiate career. Nordqvist recorded four birdies in the final round.

"It was nice to finish with Anna making an unbelievable putt," said Luellen.

Azahara Munoz finished 16th at 1-over 217 (72-73-72). Juliana Murcia shot a 4-over 220 (72-74-74) over the tournament to tie for 21st. Jennifer Osborn recorded a 7-over 223 (72-73-78) to tie for 35th while Liisa Kelo finished tied for 85th at 27-over 243 (81-80-82).

The Sun Devils will next compete as a team at The Derby, hosted by Auburn at the Auburn University Golf Club. The tournament will take place October 24-26. Prior to The Derby, three members of the current ASU team and both of the freshmen who will be joining the team in January will compete at the World Amateur in Adelaide, Australia. Munoz and incoming freshman Carlota Ciganda will play for Spain. Incoming freshman Giulia Molinaro will compete for her native Italy. Murcia will represent Colombia and Nordqvist will play for Sweden in the prestigious championship which runs from October 8-19.