Women's Golf Caravans Across State to Compete at Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite

Oct. 8, 2005

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team travels cross-state to face-off against familiar foes at the 24th annual Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash., held at the par-72, 6,190 yard Sahalee Country Club...the first round of the three day tournament will begin Monday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. using both the first and 10th tees, with Tuesday's second round starting at 10:15 a.m., and ending Wednesday, Oct. 12, with the final round teeing off at 8 a.m.

The Field: The 14-team field will include (Golfweek Rankings): Arizona, Arizona State (9), BYU (22), California (25), Long Beach State (28), Oregon (21), Oregon State (24), Pepperdine (2), San Francisco, Stanford, UNLV (10), USC (16), Washington (8), and Washington State (31).

The Sahalee Golf Course: Sahalee played host to the PGA Championship in 1998 and the NEC World Golf Championship in 2002...the course will be playing host to the PGA Championship once again in 2010.

The Cougars at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite: This is the Cougars third consecutive appearance at the Edean Ihlanfeldt... then junior, Kim Welch, finished in a tie for fourth in 2003 to lead the Cougars to a 14th place finish...in 2004, Anastasia Kostina finished tied for third and led the Cougs to finish in a tie for seventh...in their last outing at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite, the Cougars beat then Golfweek top-25 teams Stanford, California and Brigham Young.

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-25 nationally, the Pac-10 makes up 28 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.8 Washington, No.9 Arizona State, No.16 USC, No. 21 Oregon, No. 24 Oregon State, and No.25 California...the only Pac-10 teams not sitting in the top-50 include: No.67 Arizona and No.71 Stanford.

What Happened At The CU/Heather Farr Memorial Invitational (Last Tournament): All-American Anastasia Kostina climbed her way up the charts, earning her 14th career top-10 finish...Washington State women's golf team clawed their way up three spots on the charts to complete the two day tournament in fifth... Kostina entered the final round in a five-way tie for fifth, but battled her way into a third place finish after shooting a 71, her lowest round of the tournament...sophomore Amy Eneroth shot her lowest round of the tournament (75), which moved her up ten spots to finish in a five-way tie for 33rd...Eneroth finished just two shots out of the top-25...Brooke Henderson finished the tournament knotted in a tie with Eneroth at 33rd...Henderson shot a 76 on the final 18 holes, her lowest round of the tournament...rounding out the Cougar contingent, Tracy Broders finished at 38th...teammate Stephanie Parsley ended the 54-hole tournament tied at 39th.

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 (Everson, Wash.)...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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