Huskies Head To Stanford For Peg Barnard Invitational

April 10, 2008

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SEATTLE - Washington women's golf will head to Palo Alto, Calif., this week for its final regular season tournament, the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford Golf Course, Friday, April 11, through Saturday, April 12.

The Stanford Golf Course will play at par-71 and 6,117 yards, with 18 holes to be played each day. Joining No. 29 Stanford and Washington in the 14-team field will be No. 19 California, Washington State, Oregon State, San Jose State, Long Beach State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Fresno State, Portland State, Colorado, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Hawaii.

The Huskies will field a lineup of freshman Anya Alvarez (Jenks, Okla.), sophomore Molly Aronsson (Shelburne, Vt.), sophomore Christina Yoon (Etobicoke, Canada), freshman Karinn Dickinson (Mukilteo, Wash.), and freshman Nicole Ferrero (Lodi, Calif.). Sophomore Molly Boyle (Portland, Ore.) and freshman Katie Saucier (Bainbridge Island, Wash.) will play as individuals.

The Peg Barnard Invitational will give Washington one last regular season tune-up before postseason play begins with the Pac-10 Championships hosted by USC in Palos Verdes, Calif., April 21-23.

Stanford is the defending Peg Barnard team champion, winning last year's event by three strokes over Denver (4-over 572). Long Beach State's Kay Hoey won 2007 medalist honors, breaking the tournament's two-round record with an 8-under 134.

Washington played at Stanford's fall tournament back in October - the Stanford Intercollegiate - finishing in a tied for 13th among 18 teams (78-over-930). Dickinson was the Huskies' top finisher in her collegiate debut, placing 32nd at 12-over 225.

The Huskies are coming off a 13th place finish at last weekend's PING/ASU Invitational (53-over 917). Alvarez was Washington's top finisher for the second-straight tournament, placing a career-high 15th while equaling her career-low 54-hole score of 4-over 220. Yoon leads the squad with an overall stroke average of 76.46.

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