Husky Golfers in Fourth Place at Regional Challenge

Feb. 7, 2005

Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. - The fourth-ranked Washington women's golf team opened its spring season today by shooting 13-over 297 to stand fourth at the 15-team Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge at Palos Verdes Golf Club. UCLA, the nation's second-ranked team, owns a four-stroke lead over top-ranked Duke. The Bruins carded a 289 to the Blue Devils 293. Pepperdine is in third place at 296. Oklahoma State is tied with the Huskies on the leaderboard.

The Huskies were led by All-American Paige Mackenzie, who shot 2-over 73 and is seventh on the leaderboard. Duke's Brittany Lang grabbed a two-stroke lead by shooting 3-under 68.

Husky sophomore Amy Wang shot 3-over 74 to finish 11th after the first round. Sung Ea Lee and Amber Prange both carded 75s to tie for 19th. Freshman Kim Shin, who led UW in stroke average during the fall, posted a 77, equaling her highest score of the season.

The second round of the Regional Challenge is scheduled for Tuesday and the final 18 holes will be played Wednesday. Live scoring of the tournament is available at

Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge
Palos Verdes Golf Club
Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Par-71, 5,912 yards

Team Results 1. UCLA           289 2. Duke           293 3. Pepperdine     296 4. Washington     297 4. Oklahoma State 297 6. Florida        302 7. New Mexico     303 8. Ohio State     306 9. USC            307 9. Arizona        30711. Arizona State  30812. Stanford       31512. Michigan State 31512. Texas          31515, UNLV           316

Top Individuals1. Brittany Lang, Duke 682. Melissa Martin, UCLA 702. Susie Mathews, UCLA 704. Hannah Jun, UCLA 715. Kailin Downs, New Mexico 725. Karin Sjodin, Oklahoma State 727. Niloufar Aazam-Zanganeh, Duke 737. Courtney Clark, Pepperdine 737. Cassandra Kirkland, Arizona 737. Paige Mackenzie, Washington 73

Washington Results 7. Paige Mackenzie 7311 Amy Wang 7419. Sung Ea Lee 7519. Amber Prange 7541. Kim Shin 77

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