Women's Golf Set For Pac-10 Championship
April 22, 2009
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- The women's Pac-10 Championship is ready to get underway on Friday, and the Huskies are beginning to peak at the right time.
With consecutive finishes in the top five at its past three tournaments, Washington hasn't put together a more consistent stretch during the 2008-09 season. Now, with the eyes of the entire Pac-10 Conference looking on at Stanford Golf Course, the Huskies will go for that elusive team victory. Leading them into this week's championship will be Anya Alvarez.
Alvarez, a sophomore, has produced the strongest finish for the Huskies in six of eight tournaments thus far this year, which includes four top-10 finishes. Teeing off behind Alvarez is Molly Aronsson. Over the past three weeks, Aronsson, a junior, has played her best golf of the season by far. Her play was highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Lady Gator Invitational earlier this month -- the best finish for a Husky golfer this season. She followed that up with another strong performance at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, finishing 13th.
Following Alvarez and Aronsson on the Huskies' card will be Karinn Dickinson, Christina Yoon and Sadena Parks. Dickinson, a sophomore, started the season quickly and will look play the caliber of golf that earned her third place at the Huskies' home event, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in October. Yoon, a junior, and Parks, a freshman, will look to score for the Huskies.
The Huskies will be up against difficult competition, as always, at the Pac-10 Championship. Five Pac-10 teams are included Golfweek's top-25 rankings, most notably are Arizona State, UCLA and Southern California, which occupy the top three spots in the country. Washington sits at No. 40.