WSU Women Finish tied for 10th at Utah Dixie Classic

April 8, 2003

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Led the 18th place finish by Maria Kostina, the Washington State women's golf team finished tied for 10th place at the Utah Dixie Classic at the Par-72, 5,780 yard Sunbrook Golf Course at St. George, Utah, Tuesday.

Kostina's 18th place finish gives her five consecutive tournaments with a Top 25 finish to start her young WSU career. As impressive as Kostina's effort was, teammates Jay-Lee Longbottom and Kim Welch vaulted their way up the leader board, finishing tied for 24th, with Longbottom moving up 27 spots to start her day, and Welch moving up 34 positions.

Stephanie Parsley ended the tournament tied at 71st, followed by Donna Bell and Ashleigh Gilhuly tied at 79th to round out the Cougar contingent. As a team, the Cougars finished tied at 10th with UC-Irvine at 70-over, and just four shots back of seventh place in the field of 22 teams. UNLV finished the day at 42-over and with the tournament crown.

The Cougars take the greens again April 12-13 at the Peg Barnard California Classic at Stanford, Calif.

Utah Dixie Classic
Apr. 7-8
Sunbrook Golf Course - Woodbridge Point
St. George, Utah
Par 72, 5,780 yards
Results after 3 of 3 rounds

WSU Results: T18. Maria Kostina (+13), T24. Jay-Lee Longbottom (+15), T24. Kim Welch (+15), T71. Stephanie Parsley (+28), T79. Donna Bell (+30), T79. Ashleigh Gilhuly (+30).

Team Results: 1. UNLV (906), 2. San Francisco (909), 3. Denver (918), 4. Colorado (926), 5. Nevada (927), 6. Portland State (929), T7. San Diego State (930), T7. CSU-Northridge (930), T7. Idaho (930), T10. WSU (934), T10. UC-Irvine (934), 12. Campbell (937), 13. Colorado State (938), 14. BYU (942), T15. Weber State (959), T15. Boise State (959), 17. Hawaii (962), 18. Montana (969), 19. Montana State (997), 20. Wyoming (1004), 21. Idaho State (1035), 22. Mesa State (1061).

Top Five Individuals: T1. Jordan Auten, San Francisco (+2), 2. Nicole Keller (+5), 3. Stella Lee (+6), T4. Maria Beasley (+7), T4. Sharon O'Neill (+7).

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