Women's Golf to Compete Against Familiar Foes at Heather Farr Memorial Invite

Oct. 2, 2005

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team travels to Colorado to tee up against familiar competitors at the eighth annual Heather Farr/CU Memorial in Broomfield, Colo., held at the par 72, 6,236 yard Omni Interlocken Golf Club...the two-day tournament will begin Monday, Oct. 3, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. with 36 holes of play and will end with the final 18 holes Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Field: The 18-team field will include: Boise State, Cal State Northridge, Colorado, Colorado State, Denver, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Idaho, Montana State, Nevada, New Mexico State, Oregon State, Portland State, San Jose State, Washington State, Weber State, and Wyoming.

Pacific-10 Tops National Rankings: In the most current rankings put out by Golfweek, the women's golf team is currently ranked No.31 nationally...with seven teams in the Pacific-10 ranked in the top-30 nationally, the Pac-10 makes up 24 percent of the teams ranked in the top-25...UCLA leads the conference at No.7...other teams ranked in the top-30 include: No.11 Washington, No.13 Arizona State, No.14 USC, No. 20 Oregon, No. 24 Oregon State, and No.26 California.

What Happened At The Oregon State Invitational (Last Tournament): Four Cougars finished among the top-25, including two in the top-10, to earn a fourth place finish...All-American Anastasia Kostina led the pack of Cougars shooting a 76 (+4) during the final round...completed the tournament at 6-over (222), to finish at a tie for sixth...marked Kostina's 13th career top-10 finish, giving her sole possession of second on the WSU record books...sophomore Tracy Broders finished the 54-hole tournament in a tie for 10th...newcomers Brooke Henderson and Amy Eneroth finished the two-day tournament in the top-25...Henderson finished in a four-way tie for 18th...Eneroth ended in a tie for 25th...Stephanie Parsley finished the season opener tied for 58th to round out the Cougar contingent.

Young Pack of Women Joins The Cougar Family: The Washington State women's golf team welcomed five freshmen and a transfer to the Cougar family in the off-season...the Cougs welcome freshmen Jessica Black (Bend Ore.), Amy Eneroth (Spokane, Wash.), twin sisters Mandy and Haley Parsons (Spokane, Wash.), and walk-on Jill Quinn...Eneroth, who was a Women's Junior Golf Association (WJGA) Player of the Year in 2004, competed at the U.S. Women's Amateur with fellow Cougar Anastasia Kostina...Brooke Henderson, a sophomore transfer from Eastern Washington, also joins the Cougars.

Cougars Heat Up Summer Competition: Over the summer, senior Anastasia Kostina (Nakhabino, Russia) and incoming freshman Amy Eneroth of Spokane, Wash., competed at the United States Women's Amateur Championship...Eneroth shot rounds of 80-76 to finish at 12-over 156 as did Kostina, who carded rounds of 77 and 79...both players completed stroke play qualifying tied for 75th, just two shots shy of the cutline...along with Kostina and Eneroth, WSU's Ami Larson and Tracy Broders also competed at the event.

Cougars Top The Charts Off The Course: The Washington State women's golf team was recognized by the National Golf Coaches Association for having the fourth highest team GPA with a 3.625 during the 2004-05 season...outgoing seniors Jay-Lee Longbottom and Maria Kostina, and returning Cougar, Anastasia Kostina, were named to the National Golf Coaches Association Division I All-American Scholar Team for their academic accomplishments during the 2004-05 season...this recognition marked Longbottom's third straight all-scholar team honor, Maria's second consecutive selection, and Anastasia's first team appearance.

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