UW Golfers Remain Sixth at Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Oct. 5, 2004
Seattle - The second-ranked Washington women's golf team will enter Wednesday's final round of play at the 23rd-annual Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at Sahalee Country Club in sixth place. The Huskies shot 19-over 307 during the tournament's second round, a three-stroke improvement over their first-round score, but could not manage to climb up the leaderboard. The Huskies 36-hole total stands at 41-over 617. Oklahoma State, ranked eighth nationally, owns a seven-stroke lead after two days of play at 21-over 597.
Oregon moved past Southern California into second place at 604. The Trojans are one stroke behind the Ducks at 605. Pepperdine holds down fourth place at 614 while Washington State moved up one position to fifth place at 615, two strokes ahead of the Huskies.
'I thought we would play better today and make a move, but that did not happen,' said Washington coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'We had a couple of solid scores today, but did not do a good enough job as a team. The conditions could get worse Wednesday with the chance of rain, so that could make things interesting.'
McCracken, a sophomore who is playing as a non-scoring player, posted a career-best 1-under 71 to move up to eighth on the leaderboard. Her score marked just the third time in during the tournament a player has managed to break par. She shot 78 during the first round.
'I was really happy to see Courtney McCracken shoot 71,' Mulflur said. 'That's a really great day for her. She's worked hard on her game and it is showing this week.'
Husky freshman Kim Shin posted even par 72 and is seventh overall at 4-over 148. Husky sophomore Amber Prange rebounded from an opening round 80 to shoot 74 and move up to 21st at 10-over 154. Paige Mackenzie carded a 79 and is 32nd at 13-over 157. Sung Ea Lee and Amy Wang are tied for 44th at 160 while Ashley Bickerton is 48th at 161.
Oklahoma State's Karin Sjodin continues to lead in stroke play with a 36-hole total of 1-under 143. She carded a 73 during the second round and holds a one-stroke lead on teammate Annie Thurman, who shot 2-under 70 Tuesday and is alone in second-place at even par 144. Long Beach State's Kay Hoey and Oregon's Kimberly McCready are tied for third at 2-over 146.
The final round of the tournament is slated to start at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Live scoring of the event is available at golfstat.com
2004 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Sahalee Country Club
Par 72, 6,190 yards
1. Oklahoma State 296-301-597 2. Oregon 300-304-604 3. USC 303-301-605 4. Pepperdine 298-316-614 5. Washington State 310-305-615 6. Washington 310-307-617 7. Stanford 308-312-620 8. San Francisco 318-304-622 9. UNLV 318-307-62510. Brigham Young 314-313-62711. California 320-308-62812. Long Beach State 320-329-64913. Oregon State 334-323-65714. Stirling (Scotland) 344-343-687
Individual Leaders 1. Karin Sjodin, Oklahoma State 70-73-143 2. Annie Thurman, Oklahoma State 74-70-144 3. Kay Hoey, Long Beach State 74-72-146 3. Kimberly McCready, Oregon 74-72-146 5. Catalina Marin, USC 75-72-147 5. Jenni Tangtiphaiboontana, Stanford 73-74-147 7. Kim Shin, Washington 76-72-148 8. Courtney McCracken*, Washington 78-71-149 8. Eileen Vargas, Pepperdine 73-76-14910. Veronica Felibert, USC 75-75-15010. Ana Kostina, Washington State 76-74-150
Washington Results 7. Kim Shin 76-72-148 8. Courtney McCracken* 78-71-14921. Amber Prange 80-74-15432. Paige Mackenzie 78-79-15744. Sung Ea Lee 78-82-16044. Amy Wang* 80-80-16048. Ashley Bickerton 78-83-161* Competing as individual