Cougar Women's Golf Opens Season at Colorado State

Sept. 8, 2002

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University women's golf team travels to the Ptarmigan Country Club at Fort Collins, Colo. to play in the 2002 Ptarmigan/Ram Classic Sept. 9-10. The tournament kicks off Monday with 36 holes of play and will end Tuesday with the final round of 18.

WSU Women at the Ram/Ptarmigan Fall Classic: WSU women's squad returns to the Ram/Ptarmigan Classic where they finished third and fifth in the last two years. At last year's tournament, WSU set team records for single round score (297) and overall team score (898).

Head Coach Walt Williams on the Ram Fall Classic: 'Our team has done well at the Ram/Ptarmigan Fall Classic. I am excited about our team going out and making waves early.'

The Field: The 2002 Ptarmigan/Ram Classic field will consist of 12 teams: Colorado State, Wyoming, Denver, Gonzaga, Long Beach, Nebraska, Nevada, Northern Arizona, UTEP, Montana State, North Texas, and Washington State.

Aces in the Hole: Kim Welch returns from a season when she captured two victories as a freshman. Along with her triumph at the Duck Invitational, the Sacramento, Calif., native captured the Lady Vandal Fall Invitational, Oct. 2, and captured national recognition by garnering College Player of Week accolades from Golfworld in the magazine's April 5 issue. Donna Bell returns as the only senior on the team and brings three years of varsity experience and three career top 10 finishes into this season. The tandem of Welch and freshman teammate Jay-Lee Longbottom was ranked as the nation's ninth best freshmen class according to Golfstat's freshmen class impact ranking.

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