The No. 12 Arizona State women’s golf team advanced into sixth place at the 2013 NCAA Championships on Thursday and will be paired with UCLA and Alabama in the final wave of teams to finish on 18 at the tournament. The Sun Devils shot an 8-over 296 in the third round for a three-round total of 12-over 876.
ASU is led individually by sophomore Noemi Jimenez at 3-under par through three rounds (73-68-73). Jimenez is tied for fifth place going into the fourth round and is six shots back of individual leader Annie Park of USC.
Jimenez felt good about her performance thus far in the championship tournament. “I think it went well because the conditions were more difficult,” she said. “I think I put myself in a good position for tomorrow so I’m very happy with the solid round I put in today.”
ASU head coach Melissa Luellen praised the effort of her team. “They played awesome on the front nine, had a little rough go in the middle, and then they finished really beautifully,” Luellen said.
The Sun Devils will tee off the fourth and final round of the 2013 NCAA Championships from the University of Georgia Golf Course on the first tee with No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 UCLA.