Fourth-Ranked UW Women Golfers Tee Off Spring Campaign

Feb. 6, 2005

Seattle - The fourth-ranked Washington women's golf team opens its spring season Monday at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. The 54-hole tournament will include one round of competition per day. Hosted by Ohio State, this is the 10th year of the event that will be contested at the par-71, 5,912-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club.

In addition to the Huskies, the field includes seven other teams ranked in Golfweek's latest top-10 standings and five more in the top-25. The participating teams (ranking) include: Arizona, Arizona State (6), Duke (1), Florida (22), Michigan State, New Mexico (12), Ohio State (7), Oklahoma State (8), Pepperdine (9), Stanford (17), Texas (16), UCLA (2), UNLV and USC (24).

Washington's lineup will include Pagie Mackenzie, Kim Shin, Amber Prange, Amy Wang and Sung Ea Lee. Shin, a freshman, is ranked 19th in the Golfweek individual standings while Mackenzie is 27th and Lee is 30th.

Last fall Washington was the tournament runner-up three times while recording one third-place finish. Shin led UW with an eighth-place performance at the Fall Preview and a sixth-place performance at the Ihlanfeldt Invitational. Mackenize posted a fifth-place showing at the Stanford Intercollegiate while Lee was second at the Las Vegas Collegiate.

Shin enters the Regional Challenge with the team's best stroke average. She averaged 73.25 in 12 rounds last fall. Mackenzie was second at 73.58 while Lee was third at 73.75.

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