Cougars Tee Up Close to Home at Lady Vandal Invitational Sept. 28-29

Sept. 26, 2003

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team makes the eight mile drive to the University of Idaho to compete at the Lady Vandal Invitational at Moscow, Idaho, Sept. 28-29...the tournament will be played at the par 72 University of Idaho Golf Course and play to 6,030 yards...the first round begins with a shotgun start Sunday morning with 36 holes of play and ends Monday with the final 18 holes.

Head Coach Walt Williams On The Lady Vandal Invitational: 'If we go out there and play with a healthy team, we have a strong chance of winning this. All five have a good chance to place in the Top 10. Kim Welch, Jay-Lee Longbottom, Maria Kostina, and Stephanie Parsley have all played well on Idaho's course in the past, and I wouldn't be surprised if Kim was favored to win.'

What Happened At The Last Tournament: Ana Kostina finished in a tie for sixth, with a 54-hole total of 228 (+12) at the Northwest Invitational Sept. 15-16...Kim Welch tied at 19th, marking her 20th career Top 25 finish...Maria Kostina finished with a tie at 28th, just 2 shots shy of a Top 25 finish...WSU totaled 932 (+68) after 3 rounds...WSU finished sixth in the 15-team field.

WSU Women at the Lady Vandal Invitational: Kim Welch fired a final round 69 to capture the 2001 Lady Vandal Fall Invitational by two strokes for her first collegiate win...Welch's win marked the first time since 1998 a Cougar had won a tournament...the Cougars had a third place team finish in 2002, shooting a 952 on the course...WSU had two women finish in the Top 10: Kim Welch, who tied for 2nd place, and Jay-Lee Longbottom, who tied for 7th place...than freshman Stephanie Parsley finished in a tie for 13th place...Lindsey Bogden finished the tournament in a tie for 35th.
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