Women's Golfers Make Rare Southern Appearance

March 11, 2004

Seattle - The 11th-ranked Washington women's golf team returns to the links March 12-14 when the Huskies participate at South Carolina's Lady Gamecock Classic, at The University Club in Blythewood, S.C. The 54-hole tournament format will consist of 18 holes played Friday through Sunday. Live scoring of the event will be available on golfstat.com

The field for the event includes No. 41 Alabama, No. 30 Florida State, No. 21 Furman, No. 25 LSU, No. 51 North Carolina State, No. 32 South Carolina, No. 19 Texas, No. 35 Texas A&M, No. 22 North Carolina, No. 18 Wake Forest and the Huskies. Last year, Wake Forest won the rain-shortened tournament, while South Carolina's Kacy Thompson captured medalist honors in a playoff involving three other golfers.

Washington's lineup will include Sung Ea Lee, Paige Mackenzie, Amber Prange, Lindsay Morgan and Ashley Bickerton. Mackenzie currently leads the Huskies with a 73.93 scoring average. Washington is coming off a fourth-place finish at San Jose State's Spartan Invitational where Lee placed fifth overall. Washington has posted top-four finishes in its last four tournaments and had a golfer finish in the top-five in all four of those events.

The Lady Gamecock Classic will allow Husky freshman Amber Prange to compete against her sister, Ashley, who is a senior at North Carolina. Prange is second on UW team with a 75.36 scoring average.

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