Cardinal Travel To 2002 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 3, 2002

Stanford Heads To Washington: The Stanford women's golf team, will travel to Tacoma, Washington for the 2002 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington, October 7-9 at the Tacoma Country Club.

Tournament Field: The 10-team field includes: Washington, California, Stanford, Pepperdine, UCLA, USC, San Jose State, Oregon State, Oregon, and Long Beach State.

Format: The teams will play 18 holes each day with tee times at 9 a.m. (10/7-8) and 8 a.m. (10/9) from the first and 10th tees.

Last Year: Washington did not host the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in 2001. In 2000, USC won the event carding a three-day score of 896. Individually, Stanford's Stephanie Keever and Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh tied for top honors with a 216. The Cardinal placed second at the event with a 908 team score. Angela Rho tied for sixth (224) while teammate Kim Rowton tied for 47th (241).

Traveling For The Cardinal: Five golfers will be competing for Stanford at the tournament. They are Kim Rowton, Kim Kouwabunpat, Angela Rho, Wendra Liang and Kelly Husted.

Up Next: The Cardinal host the Stanford-Pepsi Invitational, October 18-20 at the Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif.

Stanford History At Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite: The Cardinal have won the event three times (1990, 1994 and 1996). Four Stanford golfers have taken top individual honors as well (Andrey Wooding, 1990; Mhairi McKay, 1994; Andrea Baxter, 1996; Stephanie Keever, 2000).

Coach O'Conner: Head coach Caroline O'Connor begins her eighth season at the helm of the Stanford women's golf program after leading the Cardinal to its best ever finish at the NCAA Championships in 1999-00 (second place). Under O'Connor's tutelage, Stanford has finished in the top 10 nationally seven of the last eight years and captured its first conference title in 1999. O'Connor is only the second coach in the 24 year history of the women's program. Last year, the Cardinal notched top 10 finishes in seven tournaments they participated in and had three top 5 finishes. Stanford has now competed in the national championships in 21 of its 24 years and placed 11th in 2002.

Last Time Out: The Cardinal finished 13th at the Mason Rudolph Championships with a three-day total of 948. Stanford was led by junior Kim Kouwabunpat who finished 32nd (80-71-80--231) and senior Kim Rowton, who tied for 46th (80-79-78--237). Junior Angela Rho tied for 57th (240) while sophomore Wendra Liang came in at 63rd (242). Freshmen Kelly Husted and Stephanie Lue tied for 64th (243) and 67th (244) respectively.

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