Women's Golf Prepares For Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 10, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's golf team prepares for the 24th annual Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Oct. 10-12 at the par-72, 6,190-yard Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish Wash. The field for this year's tournament includes nine teams currently ranked in Golfweek's top-25 poll.

The 14-team field for this year's event includes (Golfweek Ranking): Arizona, Arizona State (9), Brigham Young (22), California (25), Long Beach State, Oregon (21), Oregon State (24), Pepperdine (2), San Francisco, Stanford, UNLV (10), USC (16), Washington (8) and Washington State.

Last season Oklahoma State shot 899 to win the tournament by 19 strokes. Washington and Oregon tied for second at 918. The Cowgirls' Karin Sjodin took medalist honors at 3-under 213 while teammate Annie Thurman was second at 6-over 222.

Stanford shot a final round of 302 to finish ninth with a total score of 940. The Cardinal was led by Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana's tie for seventh place. Tangtiphaiboontana posted a three-round score of 226 (73-74-79). Teammate Kelly Husted turned in a top-25 performance, tying for 25th with a 235 (75-79-81). Lauren Todd, competing as an individual, placed 20th (76-77-79--232). Jenna Seki tied for 40th with a 238 (83-76-79) while Wendra Liang tied for 51st with a 244 (80-83-81--244). Stephanie Lue finished 57th (80-85-82--247) for the Cardinal.

The Ihlanfeldt Invitational will include a practice round on Sunday at noon. The first round of competition is Monday at 9 a.m. using both the first and 10th tees. Tuesday's second round starts at 10:15 a.m. while the final round gets underway at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Live scoring of the event will be available at GolfStat.com.

The Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational is named for the founder of the Washington women's golf program. One of the Pacific Northwest's most honored golfer, Ihlanfeldt started the UW program in 1974 before retiring seven years later in 1981. Ihlanfeldt never accepted payment for his work as the Huskies' coach. She donated her salary back into the program to fund scholarships.

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