May 23, 2013
ATHENS, Ga.--The No. 12 Arizona State women's golf team advances into sixth place on Thursday and will paired with the final wave of teams to finish on 18 at the 2013 NCAA Championships. The Sun Devils shot an 8-over 296 in the third round for a three-round total of 12-over 876.
"I am very proud of my team," said head coach Melissa Luellen. "They played awesome on the front nine, had a little rough go in the middle and then they finished really beautifully. Tomorrow we're going to go play 18 holes on a golf course that we're learning about every single day."
Sophomore Noemi Jimenez leads the Sun Devils individually at 3-under par through three rounds (73-68-73). Jimenez is tied for fifth place heading into the fourth round and is six shots back of individual leader Annie Park of USC.
"I think it went well because the conditions were more difficult," said Jimenez. "I think I put myself in a good position for tomorrow so I'm very happy with the solid round I put in today. I think I've played very good all week, I just have to play the same thing tomorrow and be patient and I will be fine."
The Sun Devils will tee off the fourth and final round of the 2013 NCAA Championships from the University of Georgia Golf Course beginning at 11:53 a.m. on the first tee with No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 UCLA.