Husky Women's Golfers Head to Arizona

Feb. 20, 2003

Seattle - The Washington women's golf team heads to Arizona for the Wildcat Invitational for the Huskies second tournament of the spring. The 54-hole event will be held Feb. 24-26 at the par-72, 6,134-yard Arizona National Golf Club at Sabino Springs.

The 18-team field for the 2003 Wildcat Invitational includes 11 teams that are ranked in the current (Feb. 16) Golfweek poll. Heading up that list is top-ranked Arizona. In addition to the Wildcats and Huskies (ninth), the field includes Arizona State (40th), Arkansas, BYU, Colorado, Colorado State, New Mexico State (30th), Northern Arizona, Pepperdine (eighth), San Jose State, Southern Methodist, Stanford (33rd), Tennessee (11th), UCLA (14th), UNLV (31st), USC (sixth) and Vanderbilt (third).

The top four players in the nation will also compete at the event. Heading up that group is Pepperdine's top-ranked Katherine Hull. Her teammate, Lindsey Wright, is ranked third nationally. Arizona freshman Erica Blasberg is ranked second and USC's Mikaela Parmlid is ranked fourth.

Washington has three players ranked among the top-50 in the nation in the latest Golfweek poll. Sophomore Paige Mackenzie, who is currently sidelined with a back injury, is 18th in the individual standings. Louise Friberg is ranked 23rd and Lindsay Morgan is 43rd.

The Huskies finished second this week at the Bay Area Classic behind freshman Sung Ea Lee's third-place performance. Washington has finished second or third in all four events it has participated in this season.

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