Women's Golf Travels To TRW Regional Challenge

Feb. 6, 2002

Stanford Travels To TRW Regional Challenge: The Stanford women's golf team competes in their first tournament of 2002 when they head to Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. for the TRW Regional Challenge, February 11-13 at the Palos Verdes Golf Club. Tee times begin at 9 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday, while the final round will have a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. It is a par 71 course, 5,912 yardage.

The Field: The tournament consists of 18 teams from each of the districts/regions represented (West, Central, East). Fifteen of 18 teams in the field are ranked in the latest GolfWeek Top 25 poll. The teams are: Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State, New Mexico State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Pepperdine, Purdue, San Jose State, Southern California, Stanford, Texas, Texas Christian, Tulsa, UCLA, Wake Forest.

Results: You can follow the 2002 TRW Regional Challenge live on www.golfstat.com

Last Year at the TRW Invitational: Last year, Arizona took top honors at the event, shooting a three-day total of 884 ... Individually, Arizona's Natalie Gulbis placed first with a 214 ... The Cardinal finished third, shooting a 900 for the invite ... Angela Rho and Kim Kouwabunpat tied for sixth (222) while Kim Rowton tied for 49th (234).

Last Time Out: Stanford placed 12th at the Auburn Tiger-Derby Invitational with a three-day score of 965. The Cardinal's top individual finisher was junior Kim Rowton who tied for 24th with a 228 (78-74-76) followed by sophomore Kim Kouwabunpat who finished 51st at 239 (83-79-77). Jessica Belskis and Wendra Liang tied for 60th at 249.

Up Next: The Cardinal head to Tucson, Arizona for the Wildcat Invitational, February 25-26, hosted by the University of Arizona.

Coach O'Conner: Head coach Caroline O'Connor begins her seventh season at the helm of the Stanford women's golf program after leading the Cardinal to its best ever finish at the NCAA Championships in 1999-00 (second place). Under O'Connor's tutelage, Stanford has finished in the top 10 nationally for the past seven years and captured its first conference title in 1999.

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