Women's Golf Has Strong First Day Showing At Spartan Invite

March 3, 2008

SAN JOSE, CALIF. - Led by four players among the top-20 individuals, Washington women's golf sits in fourth place after the first two rounds of the Spartan Invitational at Almaden Country Club in San Jose, Calif., Monday.

The Huskies are 25-over 601 and enter Tuesday's final round just five strokes behind leader and host San Jose State (20-over 596). Washington carded team scores of 14-over 302 and 11-over 299 during the first day. California is in second (22-over 598) and UC Irvine is in third place (24-over 600).

UW sophomore Christina Yoon leads three of her teammates currently in the Top-20, sitting in third-place at 2-over 146. Yoon is just three shots behind leader and defending champion Selanee' Henderson of UC Irvine who is 1-under 143. Yoon shot even-par 72 in the opening round and two-over 74 in the afternoon.

Freshman Nicole Ferrero is tied for 10th at 7-over 151, carding rounds of 3-over 75 and 4-over 76 on the first day. Sophomore Molly Aronsson is tied for 13th at 8-over 152, shooting identical 4-over 76 scores.

Freshman Anya Alvarez is tied for 19th (9-over 153) to round out the four Huskies in the top-20. Alvarez shot 8-over 80 in the first round, but came back nicely with a 1-under 73 - the second-best UW score on the day.

Redshirt-sophomore Molly Boyle is tied for 58th at 19-over 163.

The San Jose State Spartan Invitational wraps up with the final round teeing off at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Spartan Invitational
Alamaden Country Club; San Jose, Calif.
Par 72/6,179 yards

Team Results (through Second Round)
1. San Jose State 297-299-596 (+20)
2. California 299-299-598 (+22)
3. UC Irvine 298-302-600 (+24)
4. Washington 302-299-601 (+25)
5. North Carolina 305-304-609 (+33)
6. San Francisco 308-304-612 (+36)
7. Colorado 311-307-618 (+42)
8. Oregon State 309-313-622 (+46)
9. Fresno State 314-311-625 (+49)
10. Hawaii 318-312-630 (+54)
10. Santa Clara 317-313-630 (+54)
12. Long Beach State 311-320-631 (+55)
13. Colorado State 322-317-639 (+63)
14. Idaho 324-328-652 (+76)
15. Gonzaga 332-343-675 (+99)

Washington Results
3. Christina Yoon 72-74-146 (+2)
10. Nicole Ferrero 75-76-151 (+7)
13. Molly Aronsson 76-76-152 (+8)
19. Anya Alvarez 80-73-153 (+9)
58. Molly Boyle 79-84-163 (+19)

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