Cougar Women Four Strokes Shy of Tournament Victory

Nov. 7, 2000

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. --- Tasha Browner torched the Oak Point Golf Course with a 72 and 73 on Tuesday to lead Washington State to a second place finish at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate.

Browner jumped 11 spots on the leader board in the second and third rounds to finish in a fifth-place tie with teammate Jennifer Dodd. The Cougar duo ended the tournament with an 11-over-par 227.

Sophomore Jackie Stevens played a major role in the Cougars third-round 300. The walk-on from Othello, Wash., fired a career-best 75 and finished in a tie for 14th.

As a team, WSU shot a 608 over the last two rounds. That was top score in the 14-team field and the 300 marked the Cougars best effort since breaking the school record with a 298 in September.

The University of North Carolina-Wilmington held off Washington State by four strokes to claim the team title.

James Madison's Meghan Adams took the individual medal with a seven-over-par 223. Winthrop's Katie Allison, Georgia State's Sally Bishop, and Yunuen Sanchez of UNC-Wilmington tied for second, finishing two strokes behind Adams.

The Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate was the final event of the fall season for Washington State.

WSU QUICK STATS: 316-308-300---924T5) Tasha Browner 82-73-72---227T5) Jennifer Dodd 74-79-74---227T14) Jackie Stevens 81-78-75---234T42) Becky Greggain 89-78-79---246T45) Emily De'Ath 79-86-82---247

TEAM RESULTS: 1. UNC-Wilmington (920) 2. Washington St. (924) 3. SMU (927) 4. Jacksonville St. (929) 5. James Madison (938) 6. College of Charleston (947) 7. Georgia St. (948) 8. Winthrop (959) 9. Coastal Carolina (964) 10. Stetson (972) 11. Appalachian St. (989) 12. Wofford (997) 13. William & Mary (1016) DQ. Southern Mississippi

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS: 1. Meghan Adams, James Madison (223) 2. Katie Allison, Winthrop, Sally Bishop, Georgia St., Yunuen Sanchez, UNC-Wilmington (225) 5. Jayme Langford, James Madison, Jennifer Dodd, Washington St., Tasha Browner, Washington St. (227)

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