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April 1, 2000

%^$ COLUMBUS, Ohio – Led by freshman Mollie Fankhauser’s (Dublin, Ohio) career-low round of 71 (-2), the Ohio State women’s golf team shot a 314 in the second round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic, hosted by Georgia at the par-73 University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga. With a two-round total of 625 (+41), the Buckeyes share 14th place with Indiana.%^$

%^$ Fankhauser was on fire in the second round, notching the second under-par round of her career. With a 36-hole score of 148 (+2), she stands in a tie for 10th place with one round to go. Amber Amstutz (Sr., Leo, Ind.), shot a 79 and has a 36-hole total of 154 (+8), leaving her in a tie for 35th place. Jamie Rishel (So., Westerville, Ohio) stroked a 79 in the second round and has compiled a 163 through two rounds.%^$

%^$ Second-ranked Duke, led by Maria-Garcia Estrada’s second-round 68, holds a comfortable 18-stroke lead after shooting a 282 (-10). LSU maintains second place with a seven-over 591.%^$

%^$The tournament is one of the nation’s premier golf events, featuring 15 teams ranked in the MasterCard top 50. The tournament concludes on Sunday with the final 18 holes.%^$

%^$TEAM STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$1. Duke 291 282 573%^$2. LSU 297 294 591%^$3. Auburn 299 302 601%^$ Georgia 300 301 601%^$5. Wake Forest 301 302 603%^$6. Texas 300 309 609%^$7. S. Carolina 310 302 612%^$8. Alabama 309 304 613%^$ Tennessee 300 313 613%^$10.N. Carolina 312 302 614%^$11.Furman 316 304 620%^$12.Tulane 313 310 623%^$13.Mississippi 310 314 624%^$14.Ohio State 311 314 625%^$ Indiana 316 309 625%^$16.Arkansas 317 310 627%^$17.Kentucky 320 317 637%^$%^$INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$1. Beth Bauer (Duke) 67 72 139%^$%^$OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$T10.Mollie Fankhauser 77 71 148%^$T35.Amber Amstutz 75 79 154%^$T79.Jamie Rishel 84 79 163%^$T82.Ashley Lowery 79 85 164%^$85. Lisa Strom 80 85 165