Cougars Open Fall Golf Season, Monday

Sept. 7, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - An experienced group returns for both the Washington State men's and women's golf teams as they begin their fall season this Monday, Sept. 10.

The Cougar men open up their schedule by traveling to Corvallis, Ore., for the Oregon State University hosted Northwest Collegiate Classic, Monday, Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 11. The 15-team field will play 36 holes Monday followed by 18 holes Tuesday. The tournament begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start both days.

The Cougar women travel a little farther as the team tees off its fall season in the high altitude air of Fort Collins, Colo., for the Ptarmigan/Ram Women's Golf Classic hosted by Colorado State University, Sept. 10 & 11.

The 17-team field will play 36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday. Both days' action begins at 8 a.m. (MST).

A total of eight players returns for the men's team including four seniors (Steven Bowles, Roger Flynn, Jon Reehoorn and Jeremy Taylor) for the 2001-02 season. Reehoorn, a 2001 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection, led the team with a 73.5 stroke/round average last year. He continued his strong play from the 2000-01 season into the summer as he competed in the 2001 British Amateur at the Royal & Ancient Golf Club in Prestwick, Scotland.

Two juniors - Matthew McGeeney and Dustin White, a 2001 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection - along with a pair of sophomores - Ryan Camp and Isaac Woods - return bringing added experience and depth to the squad. The team is rounded out by four freshmen (Cameron Chestnut, Sean Fallows, Paul Knue and Dylan Robbins).

Over the summer, the trio of Taylor, Woods and Camp finished in the top 10 at the 2001 Washington State Golf Association Men's Amateur Championship.

A quartet of golfers - Tasha Browner, Natalie Bratkowski, Donna Bell and Jackie Stevens - returns for the women. A 2001 National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar Team selection along with Bell, Browner comes off a 2000-01 campaign that saw her reach the NCAA West Regional. In addition, the senior from Tarzana, Calif., qualified for the 2001 United States Women's Amateur over the summer.

The women's team is rounded out with four newcomers - Jara Goldstein, a senior transfer from Cal State Northridge, and freshmen Kim Welch, Kellie Kinzer and Nicole Hebner.

To access results, along with the fall schedule and roster information for Washington State men's and women's golf log on to
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