Women's Golf Competes At Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 4, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - The No. 20 Stanford women's golf team heads to the Pacific Northwest for the 23rd annual Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational Oct. 4-6 at the par-72, 6,190-yard Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. The field for this year's tournament includes six teams currently ranked in the top-25. The 54-hole event is Washington's only home tournament of the 2004-2005 season.

The 14-team field for this year's event includes (Golfweek Ranking): Brigham Young (22), California (21), Long Beach State, Oklahoma State (8), Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine (9), San Francisco, Stanford (20), Stirling (Scotland), UNLV, USC, Washington (2) and Washington State.

Last season Arizona bettered California for the championship by three strokes. The Wildcats shot 32-over 896 in rainy conditions. Washington was ninth at 930. Arizona's Erica Blasberg and USC's Irene Cho tied for medalist honors at 3-over 219.

The Ihlanfeldt Invitational will include a practice round on Sunday at noon. The first round of competition is Monday at 9 a.m. using both the first and 10th tees. Tuesday's second round starts at 10:15 a.m. while the final round gets underway at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Live scoring of the event will be available at GolfStat.com.

Stanford has won the tournament three times (1996, 1994, 1990) with four individual golfers picking up medalists honors as well (Andrey Wooding in 1990; Mhairi McKay in 1994; Andrea Baxter in 1996; and Stephanie Keever in 2000).

The Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational is named for the founder of the Washington women's golf program. One of the Pacific Northwest's most honored golfer, Ihlanfeldt started the UW program in 1974 before retiring seven years later in 1981. Ihlanfeldt never accepted payment for his work as the Huskies' coach. She donated her salary back into the program to fund scholarships.

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