Cardinal Close Out Fall Season At Rainbow Wahine Fall Classic

Oct. 28, 2002

Stanford Travels To Hawaii For Rainbow Invite: The Stanford women's golf team closes out the fall season at the 2002 Rainbow Wahine Fall Golf Classic, October 29-30 in Kapolei, Oahu at the Kapolei Golf Course (5,900 yards, par 72).

Tournament Field: A total of 17 teams will participate in this year's tournament, including five teams ranked in the top 40 nationally. The field includes Brigham Young, Texas A&M, San Francisco, New Mexico, UCLA, Southern Illinois, Stanford, Kansas, Texas Tech, California, Northern Arizona, UC Irvine, New Mexico State, Long Beach State, Oregon, San Diego State and host Hawaii.

Format: The teams will play 36 holes on Tuesday and 18 holes on Wednesday for a total of 54 holes. All three rounds will be shotgun starts beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Results: Scores will be available at www.uhathletics.hawaii.edu at approximately 7 p.m. HST on Tuesday and 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Last Year: Stanford did not compete at the Rainbow Classic last season.

Up Next: The Cardinal will open the spring season at the TRW Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., February 10-12.

Last Time Out: The Cardinal captured their second top 10 finish of the season as they placed ninth at the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate held at the Stanford Golf Course,Oct. 18-20. Senior Kim Rowton tied for 13th overall after carding a two-under par 70 in the final round to bring her three-day total to 223. Kelly Husted tied for 33rd (230) while teammate Kim Kouwabunpat placed 44th (232). Wendra Liang toed for 49th (234) and Angela Rho tied for 54th (235). Stephanie Lue, competing as an individual, tied for 57th (236).

Did You Know? Kim Rowton has posted back-to-back top 15 finishes in her last two appearances ... Rowton's 70 in the final round of the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate is the lowest single round by a Cardinal this season.

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.

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