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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%^$*competed as individual%^$