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April 2, 2000

%^$ COLUMBUS, Ohio – Led by freshman Mollie Fankhauser’s (Dublin, Ohio) ninth-place finish, the Ohio State women’s golf team notched a 12th-place finish in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the par-73 University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga. The Buckeyes shot a 938 (+62) overall and a 313 in the final round of competition.%^$

%^$ Fankhauser shot a three-over-par 76 in the final round as she finished in a six-way tie for ninth place with a score of 224 (+5), tying her career-low score set in last weekend’s Bryan National Collegiate. Amber Amstutz (Sr., Leo, Ind) was OSU’s second-highest finisher, tying for 37th place with a 234. Ashley Lowery (So., West Lafayette, Ind.) stroked a 78 in the final round and finished in 65th place with a 242.%^$

%^$ Second-ranked Duke coasted to an easy win, firing a one-under-par 875 for the tournament. Louisiana State was the next closest competitor, 17 strokes back with an 892.%^$

%^$Ohio State returns to action next Saturday, traveling to Bloomington, Ind., for the Indiana Invitational.%^$

%^$TEAM STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$1. Duke 291 282 302 875%^$2. LSU 297 294 301 892%^$3. Georgia 300 301 298 899%^$4. Wake Forest 301 302 302 905%^$5. Auburn 299 302 308 909%^$6. S. Carolina 310 302 310 922%^$7. Tennessee 300 313 314 927%^$8. Texas 300 309 320 929%^$ Furman 316 304 309 929%^$10.N. Carolina 312 302 316 930%^$11.Alabama 309 304 323 936%^$12.Ohio State 311 314 313 938%^$13.Tulane 313 310 316 939%^$14.Mississippi 310 314 324 948%^$15.Indiana 316 309 324 949%^$16.Arkansas 317 310 323 950%^$17.Kentucky 320 317 337 974%^$%^$MEDALIST RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$1. Beth Bauer (Duke) 67 72 74 213%^$%^$OSU INDIVIDUALS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$T9. Mollie Fankhauser 77 71 76 224%^$T37.Amber Amstutz 75 79 80 234%^$T65.Ashley Lowery 79 85 78 242%^$T75.Lisa Strom 80 85 79 244%^$78. Jamie Rishel 84 79 84 247