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June 10, 2002

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina junior women’s golfer Kacy Thompson has been selected to play on the NCAA All-Star Golf Team Asia tour, a month-long event highlighting some of the nation’s top women’s golfers.

Thompson, who helped lead USC to the 2002 SEC Championship, will spend four weeks in the Orient – the same tour that classmate Kristy McPherson participated in last year. The team will convene in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., June 23, play in the NCAA All-Star Invitational college-am June 24, then leave for Tokyo, Japan June 26. The team will play in a series of tournaments against individuals in Korea, Tokyo, Japan, and in Hong Kong.

Thompson finished the 2001-02 season with a 78.02 stroke average, playing in all 11 tournaments, including the 2002 NCAA Championships. Thompson had four Top 20 finishes and two in the Top 10 which included a season-best fifth place finish at the LSU/Cleveland Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

The Team Asia tour started 18 years ago as a 10-day event, and has grown to a month-long tour for the best women’s collegiate amateur golfers for the purpose of goodwill and competition between East and West.