UW Women Ranked 10th in Final Golfweek Poll
May 30, 2005
Seattle - The Washington women's golf team is ranked 10th in the final Golfweek standings following the NCAA Championships. It marks the first time in the program's history that the Huskies stayed in the top-10 for an entire season.
Washington started the season ranked seventh in Golfweek's preseason poll and climbed as high as second after a runnerup finish at the Fall Preview. That was the highest ranking in the program's history. The Huskies went on to finish 14th at the NCAA Championships and junior All-American Paige Mackenzie became the first UW golfer to post a top-10 finish (10th) at the NCAAs.
All five of the UW NCAA participants return next year in addition to two other letterwinners.
The Huskies were one of five Pac-10 teams ranked in Golfweek's final top-20.
'This is a significant milestone for our program,' said Husky coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'Staying in the top-10 all year is quite an accomplishment when you consider all of the outstanding programs out there. We didn't have the type of results we had hoped for at the NCAAs, so this is a nice final chapter to our season.'
Final Golfweek Rankings
1. Duke 72.01 2. UCLA 72.71 3. Auburn 73.11 4. Pepperdine 73.32 5. Arizona State 73.42 6. Georgia 73.54 7. Oklahoma State 73.63 8. Ohio State 73.66 9. Tennessee 73.6610. Washington 73.8611. Florida 74.0912. Tulane 74.1613. Louisiana State 74.1814. USC 74.2315. New Mexico 74.3616. Missouri 74.3917. Furman 74.4318. Wake Forest 74.4719. Arkansas 74.5020. Arizona 74.50