University of Tennessee golfer Young-A Yang is ranked No. 7 in the first
spring edition of the Mastercard Collegiate Golf Rankings released on
As a team, Tennessee dropped to 24th on the list after concluding play at
the 17th. Two additional Lady Vols also made the top 100: senior Jessica
Lindbergh is 48th and junior Stacy Bergman is 83rd.
Yang, a freshman from Tae-Gu City, South Korea, currently holds the lowest
stroke average on the Lady Vol squad at 74.00 and has posted four top 10
finishes this season. She recently finished in eighth place at the Arizona
Wildcat Invitational, posting the second-lowest individual total in Lady
Vol history at 214.
She also shot a career-low round of 70 on the third day of the tournament.
Yang had completed fall play tied for 23rd in the rankings, with her
career-best finish coming at the Golf World Invitational, where she
Another freshman, Stacy Prammanasudh of Tulsa, moved into the top spot as
the No. 1-ranked women's individual. Prammanasudh won the Tennessee-hosted
Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships in the fall.
Arizona took over the top team slot, while Duke moved down to second.
Georgia rounded out the new top three.
Late NCAA bid for relay team
Tennessee's women's distance medley relay team has had to make some
unexpected travel plans.
The quartet of Maureen Ferris, Lesly Love, Janelle Briggs and Sharon Dickie
will be heading to Indianapolis, In., for the NCAA Indoor Championships
The foursome, which wasn't included on Monday's qualifiers list, apparently
was the beneficiary of another team's bad fortune and learned late Tuesday
night that they would be making the trip to the RCA Dome for Friday and
An injury to a competitor from the University of Oregon led to that team's
withdrawal, and now first-timer Ferris will be competing in two events this
weekend. She was already slated to run the mile, while Tracy Carrington
(pole vault) and Kelli White (60- and 200-meter dashes), fellow senior
captains, were already announced as competitors in their respective
Briggs and Love will be making their second trips to the indoor meet, while
Dickie is making her first.
"We're really pleased to get the opportunity to compete at the NCAA's," UT
assistant coach Brenda Webb said. "It's a relay team that can place very
well. This will be the first time they've run when they were rested, so we
are anxious to see what they can do."
This particular distance medley relay combination posted the third-fastest
time in school history over the weekend, circling the banked track at the
Georgia Dome to place fourth in 11:31.80 at the USA Track and Field Indoor
Championships in Atlanta.
Lady Vol golf star draws national attention to UT
Published: Fri Mar 05, 1999 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 01:47 p.m.