Share

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