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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