Vanderbilt Golf Ranked #3 in the Country 9/25/02

The Vanderbilt women’s golf team is ranked No. 3 in the latest Golfweek.com Top 25 poll compiled prior to the Commodores winning the Mason Rudolph Championship (Sept. 24). In the GolfWorld Poll released Sept. 6, the Commodores are ranked No. 9.

The Commodores are coming off their most prestigious tournament win by coming from four strokes down to win by nine at the Mason Rudolph Championship held at Legends Club of Tennessee. Vanderbilt recorded scores of 302-285-291 for an 878 total (+14) to win the championship. Arizona led the field enterting the final round, but shot a 304 in the final round to total 887 in the three rounds (296-287-304, +23).

Three Commodores finished in the Top Five led by junior Courtney Wood who won the individual title with a two-under-par 214 (77-68-69). Freshman May Wood finished in fourth place (76-72-73=221, +5), while junior Sarah Jacobs finished in a tie for fifth place with a 222 (73-75-74, +6). Senior Nicki Cutler finished in a tie for 13th place (79-70-77=226, +10), followed by Joni Gossett in a tie for 22nd (76-78-75=229, +13). Sophomore Veronica Yatco competed as an individual and finished with a three-round total of 240 (84-76-80) for a tie in 57th place. Junior Kim Kindig was forced to withdraw in the first round due to illness.

GOLFWEEK.COM TOP 25 TEAM POLL Compiled 11:30 am, Sept. 24, 2001




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