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Oct. 17, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 18th-ranked Ohio State women’s golf team shot a 315 Sunday in the final round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate, held at the par-72 Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. The Buckeyes climbed two spots after the second round and finished in 12th place with a 54-hole total of 953.%^$

Mollie Fankhauser (Fr., Dublin, Ohio) earned the Buckeyes’ highest finish after taking 35th place overall with a 234. She also shot OSU’s lowest round Sunday with a four-over par 76. Lisa Strom (Sr., North Wales, Pa.) fired a 78 Sunday and took 45th place in the tournament, which featured nine teams ranked in the MasterCard top 25.%^$

Georgia held off a late charge from No. 1-ranked Duke to win the tournament by two strokes over the Blue Devils. The Bulldogs shot a 906 and were paced by Shauna Estes’ medalist score of 217 (+1). %^$

The tournament marked the end of the Buckeyes’ fall schedule. OSU returns to action Feb. 7-9 at the SMU-OSU Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif.%^$

%^$TEAM STANDINGS (Par-72) RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$1. Georgia 297 303 306 906 %^$2. Duke 302 307 299 908%^$3. Wake Forest 306 298 306 910%^$4. South Carolina 300 300 311 911%^$5. Purdue 309 299 311 919 %^$6. Louisiana State 302 308 311 921%^$7. Auburn 307 299 316 922%^$8. Tennessee 310 312 305 927%^$9. Swedish Nat’l Team 320 304 314 938%^$T10.North Carolina 316 311 316 943%^$ San Jose State 321 312 310 943%^$12. Ohio State 325 313 315 953%^$13. Vanderbilt 311 318 333 962%^$14. Furman 318 317 328 963%^$15. Mississippi 315 326 324 965%^$16. Florida 318 324 333 975%^$17. Alabama 327 326 328 981%^$18. Memphis 333 315 340 988%^$

%^$INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$*1.Shauna Estes (UGA) 70 71 76 217%^$ 2. Nuria Clau (WF) 74 71 72 217%^$* Won in Playoff%^$

%^$OSU INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS RD 1 RD 2 RD 3 TOTAL%^$T35.Mollie Fankhauser 80 78 76 234%^$T45.Lisa Strom 81 78 78 237%^$T53.Amber Amstutz 81 80 80 241%^$T62.Ashley Lowery 87 77 81 245%^$T71.Kelly Moskal 83 82 84 249