Washington Heads to Hawaii for Rainbow Wahine Classic Oct. 31-Nov. 1

Oct. 26, 2000

COMING UP: The Washington women's golf team will travel to Kapolei, Hawaii this weekend to take part in the 15-team Rainbow Wahine Classic. Play will begin at the Kapolei Golf Course with the first 36 holes being played on Tuesday, October 31 and will conclude with the final round on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The teams will tee off on the par-72, 5,900 yard course both days at 7:30 a.m. Washington will send Kelli Kamimura, Jamie Michaud, Louise Friberg, Elisha Au, and Jenny Kamimura onto the course in the Huskies' final tournament of the 2000 fall season.

THE FIELD: The field for the 2000 Rainbow Wahine Classic includes six teams ranked in Golfweek's top-50, headed by defending champion and 16th-ranked UCLA. The field (ranking) for this week includes: San Diego State (44), Washington (45), Mississippi, UCLA (16), San Jose State (48), Tulane, Texas A&M (43), Alabama-Birmingham, New Mexico (30), Idaho, Oregon, Northern Arizona, Long Beach State, San Francisco and host Hawaii.

LAST TIME OUT: The Washington women's golf team finished in a tie for 15th at the Stanford/PEPSI Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif. The tournament was held Oct. 20-22 and included five teams ranked in the top-12 in the country. The Huskies finished with a three-day total of 947, placing them in a tie with Texas A&M for 15th. Washington was led by junior Kelli Kamimura who carded a three-day total of 230 to finish in a tie for 35th. Jamie Michaud was not far behind, finishing in 42nd place with a total score of 231. Second-ranked Arizona captured the title by a 6-stroke margin over fourth-ranked USC (873-879). Host Stanford finished in third place with 886 followed by Tulsa with 894. Rounding out the top-five was New Mexico State with 896. Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh, who won the Edean Ihlanfedlt Invitational in Seattle earlier this month, captured the individual title, finishing with a 6-under score of 210. Lorena Ochoa finished three shots back with a 213.

UW TO HOST NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2002: The NCAA has awarded Washington the 2002 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship. The four-day tournament will be held at the University Course of the recently opened Washington National Golf Course in Auburn. Specific dates for the tournament have not been assigned, but it will be held in late May of 2002. The 2002 NCAA Championship will be the 22nd national championship sponsored by the NCAA in women's golf. It marks the first time Washington has played host to an NCAA women's national championship since the women's Final Four was played in Tacoma in 1989. The last NCAA championship hosted by the University was the men's basketball Final Four in 1995. This year's NCAA Championship is hosted by Stetson University and the Orlando Sports Commission at Mission InnGolf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The tournament will take place from May 23-26. Last year's NCAA Championship, won by Arizona, was played at the Sun River Resort in Sun River, Ore.

ABOUT THE COACH: Head Coach Mary Lou Mulflur is in her 18th season at the helm of Husky women's golf. She has been named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year twice, most recently following the 1998-99 season, in which she led the Huskies to a sixth place Pac-10 finish and a spot in the NCAA West Regional. Mulfur received the award for the first time in 1988 after directing the squad to a best-ever third-place conference finish. Mulflur looks to lead the Washington back to an NCAA appearance after a two-year absence.

The Season Recap

Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (Oct. 9-11)Redmond, Wash./Sahalee Country Club (Par 72, 5953)
The Husky women's golf team finished seventh in its only home tournament of the year, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Wash. The Huskies were led by sophomore Louise Friberg who shot a 73 on the final day of play to finish in a tie for eighth place with an overall 9-over score of 225. Lindsay Morgan placed 26th with a score of 233 and Kelli Kamimura
finished in a tie for 32nd with a 235. Fourth-ranked USC won its second-straight Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational title by a 12-stroke margin over Stanford University (896-908).

Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational (Sept. 21-23)Albuquerque, N.M./UNM Championship Golf Course (Par 73, 6069 yards)
The Washington women's golf team finished 17th at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational, its first tournament of the season. The Huskies finished with a three-day total of 938. Washington was led by junior Kelli Kamimura who improved two places on the final day of competition to finish in a tie for 17th with a three-day score of 227. Lindsay Morgan, competing as an individual and not counting toward the Husky scoring, placed 36th with a score of 233. Freshmen Jenny Kamimura and Bianca Clark finished tied for 50th in their first meet as Huskies with scores of 236.

Husky Bio Updates

Elisha Au
Began her senior campaign with a 44th-place finish at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational...best round was a first-round 76 which put her in a tie for 15th after one day of competition...did not compete in the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational or the Stanford Invitational.

Bianca Clark
Tied for 50th with fellow freshman Jenny Kamimura at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational in their first tournament as a Husky...shot a second-day 75, her best round of the weekend, that moved her move up 21 places from the first day...did not compete at the Edean Ihlanfeldt or the Stanford Invitational.

Louise Friberg
Tied for eighth overall to lead the Huskies at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitationalwith a 9-over score of 225...shot a 76 in each of the first two rounds before firing a personal season-best 1-over 73 to move up from 14th to eighth place on the final day...shot a first-round 75 in the Stanford Invitational on her way to a three-day total of 238 placing her in 65th...finished 67th at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational.

Michelle Grafos
Fired a season-best 3-over 75 in the second round of the Stanford Invitational, competing as an individual...finished in 72nd place...shot a final-round 78 at the Edean Ihlanfeldt to finish in a tie for 67th...showed consistency at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational shooting 81-79-81, placing her in 72nd.

Jenny Kamimura
Joins sister Kelli on the Husky golf team this season...top finish was in her first career tournament at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational where she finished tied for 50th...fired a first-round 2-over 75 to lead the Huskies after one day, her best round this season...finished 54th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt, with a three-day score of 243...carded a three-day total of 253 at the Stanford Invitational.

Kelli Kamimura
Top Husky finisher at the Stanford Invitational, finishing in a tie for 35th...carded a three-day total of 230 highlighted by a first-round, 1-over 73...first round score included an eagle, one of three eagles in the tournament that day...also led the Huskies at the Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational, improving two places on the final day of competition to finish in a tie for 19th with a three-day total of 227...shot a team-high 1-under 72 in the second round, the fourth-best round that day...tied for 32nd at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational...tied for 14th through two rounds after posting a 77 and 75, before shooting a final-round 83.

Lindsay Morgan
Posted the second-best Husky finish at both the Comcast/Dick McGuire and Edean Ihlanfeldt Tournaments...competing as an individual and not counting toward the Husky score, she placed 36th with a score of 233 at the Dick McGuire Invitational...best round of the tournament was a 1-over 74, also her best round of the season...tied for 26th at the Edean Ihlanfeldt, also finishing with a score of 233...Shot a three-day total score of 250 at the Stanford Invitational.

Jamie Michaud
Posted the second-best Husky score at the Stanford Invitational, finishing one shot behind teammate Kelli Kamimura with a three-day score of 231...had an impressive showing in her first round as a Husky, finishing with a 1-under 71 to finish in a tie for third at the Edean Ihlanfeldt after one round...unfortunately she was competing as an individual and did not count toward the Husky score...the 71 is the best round of any Husky golfer this season...finished the tournament tied for 37th with a final score of 237.

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