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April 7, 2002%^$

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%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 5 Ohio State women’s golf team finished third with a composite score of 885 Sunday at the 2002 Bryan National Collegiate in Brown Summit, N.C. The fifth-annual tournament, hosted by Wake Forest and UNC Greensboro, was held at the Part 72 Park Champions Golf Course (5,997). The Buckeyes shot a 295 in the third round.%^$

%^$No. 2 Duke finished first with a team score of 870 while Georgia placed second at 882.%^$

%^$Ohio State senior Ashley Lowery (West Lafayette, Ind./Kansas) paced the Buckeyes in a tie for third place individually, shooting a 215. Mollie Fankhauser (Jr., Dublin, Ohio/Columbus School for Girls) placed 11th with a score of 222 while Kristen White (Fr., Doylestown, Pa.,/Central Bucks East) finished tied for 15th.%^$

%^$Duke’s Viranda Nirapathpongporn birdied the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to take individual medallist honors, edging out Georgia’s Angela Jerman. Both players finished regular competition with scores of 211.%^$

%^$Ohio State will return to action April 20-21, playing host to the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational at the Scarlet Golf Course.%^$

%^$TEAM STANDINGS RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL%^$1. Duke 287 293 290 870%^$2. Georgia 293 298 291 882%^$3. OHIO STATE 289 301 295 885%^$4. Oklahoma 296 296 302 894%^$5. Furman 308 303 287 898%^$6. Wake Forest 293 303 305 901%^$7. North Carolina 306 304 298 908%^$8. North Carolina St. 304 298 307 909%^$9. Northwestern 302 312 296 910%^$ Purdue 299 305 306 910%^$11. Memphis 298 298 316 912%^$12. Tennessee 304 307 303 914%^$13. Kentucky 312 301 304 917%^$14. UNC Wilmington 305 311 308 924%^$15. Penn State 315 311 309 935%^$16. UNC Greensboro 310 314 318 942%^$17. Louisville 314 323 312 949%^$

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%^$LEADERBOARD RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL%^$1. Viranda Nirapathpongporn, Duke* 65 75 71 211%^$2. Angela Jerman, Georgia 67 70 74 211%^$3. Candy Hannemann, Duke 74 71 70 215%^$ Ashley Lowery, Ohio State 68 76 71 215%^$5. Summer Sirmons, Georgia 70 73 75 218%^$

%^$*won in a sudden-death overtime playoff%^$

%^$OHIO STATE INDIVIDUALS RD1 RD2 RD3 TOTAL%^$T3. Ashley Lowery 68 76 71 215%^$11. Mollie Fankhauser 72 76 74 222%^$T15. Kristen White 75 75 74 224%^$T23. Natalie Aber 76 74 76 226%^$T59. Allison Hanna 74 80 80 234%^$