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Oct. 3, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 18th-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team shot a 310 Sunday in the third round of the Lady Buckeye Fall Invitational, taking third place after accumulating a 54-hole score of 927 at the par-72 Scarlet Course in Columbus. Purdue rallied from six strokes behind after two rounds to garner the title, winning by five strokes over Alabama after shooting a 919.

Mollie Fankhauser (Fr., Dublin, Ohio) led the Buckeyes Sunday, firing a two-over par 74 in the final round as she finished a team-best 12th place. Fankhauser’s 74 was the best score of the third round. OSU also received top-20 finishes from Amber Amstutz (Sr., Leo, Ind), who shot a 232 and took 15th, and Jamie Rishel (So., Westerville, Ohio), who shot a 234 and earned 20th place. The Buckeyes also received a career-best effort from Natalie Aber (So., Akron, Ohio). Aber fired a 237, 15 strokes lower than her previous career low, set three times last year. Florida’s Brittany Straza earned medalist honors, shooting an eight-over par 224. Sandra Hellsvik of Memphis and Alabama’s Paula Carter tied for second with a 225.

Ohio State returns to action Oct. 15, traveling to the Mercedes-Benz Classic in Knoxville, Tenn.

TEAM STANDINGS (Par-72) RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 1. Purdue 306 303 310 919 2. Alabama 305 298 321 924 3. Ohio State 310 307 310 927 4. Louisiana State 313 310 308 931 5. Michigan State 303 316 313 932 6. Furman 310 314 310 934 7. Wake Forest 306 315 315 936 8. Florida 304 326 321 951 9. Iowa 316 326 312 954 10.Kentucky 315 326 326 967 11.Memphis 322 323 324 969 12.Florida State 325 325 340 990

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL 1. Brittany Straza (FLA)70 75 79 224 T2.Paula Carter (ALA) 75 73 77 225 Sandra Hellsvik (MEM)73 76 76 225 T4.Emily Bastel (MSU) 73 76 77 226 Sarah Johnston (ALA) 76 70 80 226 Jennifer Perri (FUR) 75 76 75 226 7. Stacy Orschell (PUR) 74 74 79 227 T8.Nuria Clau (WF) 70 78 80 228 Meredith Duncan (LSU)77 77 74 228 T10.Stacy Snider (MSU) 74 76 79 229 H. Zielinski (PUR) 79 76 74 229

OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL T12.Mollie Fankhauser 77 79 74 230 T15.Amber Amstutz 79 76 77 232 T20.Jamie Rishel 77 76 81 234 T22.Ashley Lowery 77 77 81 235 T22.Lisa Strom 79 78 78 235 T30.Natalie Aber* 78 77 82 237 T45.Kelly Moskal* 83 79 83 245 49. Mary Lidester* 86 82 80 248 T58.Tatiana Belham* 88 88 80 256 *competed as individual