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    Alice Kim Helping Wildcats Stay in the Hunt

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM After two rounds, Alice Kim is in fourth place at the "Mo"morial Invitational.
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    After two rounds, Alice Kim is in fourth place at the "Mo"morial Invitational.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    March 1, 2004

    CYPRESS, Texas -- The third and final round of the 11th Annual Texas A&M "Mo"morial Invitational promises to be a thrilling one as the top seven teams are separated by just six strokes. The Wildcats, ranked 38th in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin index, are in sixth place, but just five strokes behind Missouri (298-304=602, 26-over), which holds a narrow two-stroke lead over Indiana and Kansas.

    Northwestern fired rounds of 303 and 304 (31-over) on Monday. The host Aggies are in seventh place, one stroke back of the Wildcats.

    NU freshman Alice Kim (Los Angeles, Calif./Brentwood) maintained her hot swing, shooting rounds of 76 and 72 for a 4-over 148. She is three strokes back of Indiana's Karen Dennison, the tourney leader. Last week, Kim placed fourth at the Central District Classic for her top career finish to date.

    Freshman Kelly Robb (Concord, Mass./Middlesex School), who paced the Wildcats in the first round with a 1-over 73, finished 8-over (73-79=152) and is tied for 15th place.

    Junior Mary Ellen Grzebien (Saunderstown, R.I./Narragansett) fired a 3-over 75 in the second round and is 11-over (80-75=155) for the tourney and tied for 40th. Also in 40th place at 11-over is freshman Heather Scholten (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) who had rounds of 77 and 78. Junior Ina Kim (Encino, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) is 12-over (77-79=156) and in 50th place.

    The final round begins Tuesday morning.

    Live stats and latest results are available for the tournament by linking to Texas A&M "Mo"Morial.