Women's Golf Tees Off At Pac-10 Championship Monday

April 22, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. --- The Washington State women's golf team spent Sunday on the Karsten Golf Course gearing up for the Pac-10 Championship.

'We are hoping to come in and surprise some people,' head coach Walt Williams said. 'We haven't had much consistency in our lineup for various reasons, but I think that we are starting to put some things together.'

Arizona State will play host to this year's conference tournament, which will be played Monday through Wednesday with 18 holes on each day beginning at 8 a.m. The Cougars will be paired with Oregon State on the first day of competition.

The field features eight of the top 50 teams in the nation. No. 2 Arizona is the favorite to defend their 2000 conference title, but could face a stiff challenge against No. 3 USC and No. 5 Stanford. The Wildcats have won three of the last four team titles.

This is the 14th Pac-10 Women's Golf Championship. Five different schools have won Pac-10 titles, led by the host school, Arizona State, with six.

Washington State will rely heavily on junior scoring leader Tasha Browner and 2000 All-Pac-10 performer Jennifer Dodd.

'We certainly need Jennifer and Tasha to perform very well,' Williams said. 'They are the leaders on this team, but we are going to have to get some good scores from our younger players in order to knock some teams off.'

Sophomore Shanelle Roberts and freshmen Emily De'Ath and Natalie Bratkowski will round out the Cougar lineup.

Results will be posted on www.wsucougars.com at 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

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