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April 7, 2002

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

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