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Women's golf ties for third at Mason Rudolph


September 26, 2011

In a steep test and competing against a field reminiscent of the NCAA Championships, the eighth-ranked Arizona State women’s golf team stood up to the challenge at the 2011 Mason Rudolph Fall Preview on Sunday. With all 18 teams competing ranked in the top-25 nationally, the Sun Devils finished in a tie for third, shooting a three-round total of 20-over 884 (293-296-295) for the tournament.

The only two teams to finish higher than Arizona State, UCLA and Alabama, are ranked first and third according the NGCA Golfworld Coaches’ Poll, respectively.

Sophomore Justine Lee continued her exceptional play this fall, notching her second top-10 finish in as many tournaments. The Australia native, who was leading the field individually after the first round, shot a three-round total of 2-over 218 (71-72-75) to tie for eighth place. 

Senior Giulia Molinaro carded three birdies in the final round to finish the tournament in a tie for 14th. Molinaro, who took home individual medalist honors at the Dale McNamara Invitational the week before, shot a three-round total 3-over 219 (72-76-71) for the tournament.

Next up, the Sun Devils compete in the Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif., Oct. 14-16. Arizona State has taken home the tournament title five times in the history of the long-standing event, with the most recent championship coming in 2009.