Husky Golfers Resume Play at Spartan Invitational

March 4, 2005

Seattle - The fourth-ranked Washington women's golf team returns to action March 8-9 at San Jose State's Spartan Invitational in Salina, Calif. Washington has not played in a tournament since placing fifth at the Regional Challenge Feb. 7-9.

The format for this year's tournament features a shotgun start and 36 holes of play on Tuesday, March 8 and 18 holes on Wednesday, March 9. The 15-team field includes San Jose State, Washington, UCLA, UC Irvine, UNLV, BYU, San Francisco, California, Colorado State, San Jose State, New Mexico State, Colorado, Fresno State, Hawaii, Santa Clara and CS Monterey Bay.

Last year the Huskies were fourth in the 17-team field at the Spartan Invitational. Washington shot 892 while UCLA took the title at 858. The Bruins Charlotte Mayorkas and Susie Matthews tied for first with scores of 5-under 211. UW's Sung Ea Lee led the Huskies with a fifth place showing of even-par 216.

Junior Paige Mackenzie lead the Huskies into the tournament with a 73.73 stroke average. Lee is right behind her at 74.07 while freshman Kim Shin is third on the team at 74.47. The Huskies have managed to place in the top-five of all five tournaments this year. Mackenzie is ranked 16th in the nation in the latest Golfweek (Feb. 27) rankings. Lee is 26th and Shin 36th in those standings.

Washington's lineup for the Spartan Invitational will include Mackenzie, Lee, Amy Wang, Shin and Amber Prange.

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