Cougar Women Stay Close To Home

Sept. 27, 2002

What's Happening This Week: WSU women's golf to compete in 2002 Vandal Classic Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the 6,637-yard, par 72 University of Idaho Golf Course...Sophomore Kim Welch will defend title from last year...Tee time will be 8 a.m. Monday, and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday...the Vandal Classic is a 54-hole tournament, with 36 holes played Monday with the final 18 holes, Tuesday.

Field: The 14-team field will consist of British Columbia, Boise State, Cal-Poly, Cal-State Northridge, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho, Idaho State, Montana, Montana State, Nevada-Reno, Portland, Santa Clara, and WSU.

Head Coach Walt Williams on the Lady Vandal Invitational: 'Boise State has pushed us this year, and we look forward to facing them and the rest of the field. This tournament is another opportunity to see what our group of young freshmen can show us.'

What Happened Last Tournament: Sophomore Kim Welch finished 20th in the 96-person field with a 54-hole total of 227 (+11) at the OSU/Shanico was Welch's ninth career top-20 effort...freshman Stephanie Parsley tied for 26th with a 14-over par total of 230...WSU totaled 933 after three rounds...Cougars finished 10th in the 18-team field, two strokes ahead of Portland State and Idaho.

WSU Women at the Vandal Classic: Kim Welch fired a final round 69 to capture the 2001 Lady Vandal Fall Invitational by two strokes for her first college win...first time since 1998 a Cougar has won a tournament...Cougars had a fourth place team finish in the 16-team field.

Marking the Scorecard: WSU ranks 73rd as a team according to the first Golfweek/Sagarin performance index of the fall...Kim Welch ranks 111th in the Golfweek/Sagarin individual performance index.

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