Husky Women's Golfers Finish 8th at Arizona Invitational
Feb. 21, 2001
Tucson, AZ - Washington sophomore Louise Friberg turned in her second-consecutive round of even par golf to lead Washington to an eighth-place finish at the 16-team Arizona Invitational in Tucson. Friberg shot 72 on the Raven Golf Course and posted a three-day score of 1-over par 217 to finish sixth at the tournament.
Friberg's 72, helped the Huskies to shoot a team total of 296, tying the school record for the lowest third-round score at a tournament. Friberg's round marked the third time in her career she has posted a 72 as a Husky. Her finish was the first time she recorded a top-10 showing as a collegian. Her three-day score eclipsed her previous best tournament score by seven shots, a 224 she posted at last year's Arizona Invitational.
Washington completed play with a total score of 908, its lowest 54-hole total since shooting 898 at last year's Arizona Invitational when the Huskies placed 12th. That tournament was played at the Randolph Park Golf Course. Only tournament champion, Arizona (292) and runner-up Stanford (284) posted better scores than the Huskies on final day of play.
Friberg was not alone in mounting Washington's final-day charge. Junior Kelli Kamimura shot 74 on Wednesday while freshman Lindsay Morgan and senior Elisha Au both carded 75s. Morgan's three-day total of 232 better her previous best 54-hole total by one stroke.
Washington will play its second spring tournament on Feb. 26-27 at the Bay Area Classic at Hideenbrooke Golf Course.
Team Results: 1. Arizona 875, 2. Stanford 883, 3. Duke 888, 4. USC 892, 5. New Mexico State, 6. Texas 900, 7. Pepperdine 906, 8. Washington 908, 9. Tulsa and Arizona State 914, 11. UCLA 917, 12. New Mexico 919, 13. San Jose State 925, 14. California 936, 15. Oregon 942, 16. Nevada 954.
Top Individuals: 1. Lorena Ochoa* (Arizona) 72-71-70-213, 2. Candy Hannemann (Duke) 71-69-73-213, 3t. Candie Kung (USC) 72-72-71-215 and Stephanie Keever (Stanford) 76-74-65-215, 5. Natalie Gulbis (Arizona) 72-72-72-216, 6. Louise Friberg (Washington) 73-72-72-217. *Wins first-place playoff.