Husky Women Linksters Travel to Stanford

Oct. 13, 2004

Seattle - The fifth-ranked Washington women's golf team travels to Stanford for the 42nd annual Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate Oct. 15-17. This year's 54-hole tournament will be held at the par-72, 6,168-yard Stanford Golf Course. The format features 18 holes of play each day. Each round is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

Last year the Huskies placed second at the tournament, turning in the best 54-hole total in school history. The Huskies combined to shoot14-under 850. The team's first- and second-round scores of 8-under 280 set marks as the best first and second-round team scores in UW history. Paige Mackenzie's second-round 68 was the best second-round score by a Husky in a tournament. Mackenzie placed third at the event at 8-under 210, just one stroke behind co-medalists Eric Blasberg of Arizona and Elizabeth Janangelo of Duke. The Blue Devils claimed the team title with a school-record score of 19-under 845.

The field for this year's tournament features 18 teams, including seven ranked in the latest Golfweek standings. Joining the Huskies and Stanford at this year's tournament are (Golfweek ranking): Arizona, Arizona State (9), New Mexico (11), New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine (15), San Jose State, Southern California (22), Texas (14), Texas Tech, Tulsa, UCLA (3), UNLV, Vanderbilt and Washington State.

The Husky lineup for the tournament will feature freshman Kim Shin, sophomore Courtney McCracken, junior Paige Mackenzie, sophomore Amber Prange and junior Sung Ea Lee. Shin is ranked 16th in Golfweek's individual standings after posting back-to-back top-10 finishes in her first two collegiate outings. McCracken cracked the top-40 for a No. 34 ranking after her ninth-place showing at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational. Mackenize is ranked 47th.

In its two fall tournaments this season, the Huskies have posted second-place finishes at the Fall Preview and the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.

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