Cardinal Women Head To PING/ASU Invitational This Weekend
April 1, 2003
CARDINAL TRAVEL TO TEMPE: The Stanford University women's golf team hits the road this week for the 2003 PING/ASU Invitational Friday-Sunday, April 4-6 at the par 72, 6,183-yard ASU Karsten Golf Course. The PING/ASU Invitational has been held each year since 1965-66.
THE FORMAT: Eighteen holes will be played each day with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. MST from tees No. 1 and No. 10 on Friday and Saturday and at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Second- and third-round pairings are based on team total and individual total within the team. Team ties will be broken by the highest score, while players tied within a team will utilize the previous day's position. The top four scores from each five-person team will count toward the team score.
THE FIELD: This year's PING/ASU Invitational will feature 16 of the top teams in the country, including 12 ranked in the top 30 in the March 31 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. The year's field includes tournament host and 29th-ranked Arizona State, No. 4 Texas, No. 5 USC, No. 6 Arizona, No. 9 California, No. 11 New Mexico, No. 15 Tulsa, No. 16 UCLA, No. 17 Washington, No. 26 New Mexico State, No. 27 Stanford, No. 32 TCU, No. 46 Oregon State, Oregon, Northern Arizona and San Jose State. The individual field is just as impressive featuring 13 of the top 25 players in the country, including the nation's five top-ranked players.
LAST TIME OUT: The Stanford women's golf team fired a 312 on the final day of competition at the Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic and tied for ninth overall with a three-round total of 944 in Santa Clarita, Calif., at the Robinson Ranch Golf Club. Cardinal Kim Rowton and Kim Kouwabunpat tied for 39th to lead the team, shooting a 236 for the tourney. Teammate Kelly Husted tied for 46th, carding a 238 while junior Angela Rho tied for 52nd just one stroke behind with a 239. Sophomore Wendra Liang tied for 57th a stroke back at 240.
LAST YEAR AT THE PING/ASU INVITE: The Cardinal finished sixth last year with a three-day total of 893. Tulsa won the tournament (871) while ASU placed second (877). Individually, Kim Rowton finished fifth overall (216) while Angela Rho tied for 19th (223). Kim Kouwabunpat tied for 31st (225) and Wendra Liang tied for 69th (234).