UW Golfers Roar Back to Finish Second at Las Vegas Collegiate

Nov. 3, 2004

Las Vegas - For the third time in four outings this season the third-ranked Washington women's golf team posted a second-place finish in tournament play. The Huskies carded a school record for a third-round score, shooting 280, to climb up from fourth place at the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate at Anthem Country Club. Washington was led during the final round by junior Sung Ea Lee, who shot 68 to finish second overall.

The Huskies entered Wednesday's final round of play trailing tournament host UNLV by 12 strokes. Washington closed more than half of that gap by shooting 8-under 280 to pass Texas Tech and Stanford for its third runner-up finish of the season. The Huskies finished at 16-over 880 while the host Rebels won the tournament with an 11-over score of 875. UNLV shot 287 during the final round. Stanford was 10 strokes behind Washington at 890.

The Huskies' 280 was the best single-round score posted during the three-day event. It was also the best single-round score of the season by the team.

Lee's 68 gave her a 54-hole total of even par 216. She missed tying UNLV's Hwanhee Lee for medalist honors by a single stroke. The finish equaled Lee's best tournament showing as a Husky. As a freshman she was second at the California Collegiate. It marked the second consecutive tournament Lee carded a round in the 60s. In UW's last tournament, the Stanford Intercollegiate, she shot a career-best 67, also on the final day of play.

Washington freshman Kim Shin shot 2-under 70 to place ninth overall at 4-over 220. It was her third top-10 finish as a Husky. Junior All-American Paige Mackenzie carded a 1-under 71 and was 24th overall at 9-over 225. Sophomore Ashley Bickerton also finished the day 1-under and concluded the tournament in 35th place at 12-over 228. Her score equaled her best single-round of the season. Sophomore Amy Wang tied for 35th with a 4-over 76.

The Huskies will wrap up their fall season at the National Collegiate Match Play Championship Nov. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.

Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown
Anthem Country Club
Las Vegas, NV
Par 72, 6,194 yards

Team Results

 1. UNLV                296-292-287-875 2. Washington          294-306-280-880 3. Stanford            301-298-291-890 4. UC Irvine           307-296-289-892 5. Texas Tech          299-295-299-893 6. San Francisco       311-301-284-896 7. Kent State          315-293-291-899 8. Missouri            308-297-295-900 9. USC                 303-315-284-90210. Brigham Young       312-301-294-90711. Colorado State      305-304-299-90812. San Jose State      317-302-300-91913. California          314-307-299-92014. Texas A&M           322-301-301-92415. New Mexico State    318-308-301-92716. San Diego State     325-303-316-94417. Eastern Washington  341-326-308-975

Individual Results 1. Hwanhee Lee, UNLV 74-71-70-215 2. Sung Ea Lee, Washington 74-74-68-216 2. Jessica Potter, San Francisco 71-74-71-216 4. Seema Sadekar, UNLV 74-72-71-217 5. Denise Knabel, Missouri 76-72-70-218 5. Elena Kurokawa, UNLV 75-72-71-218 7. Jane Chin, UC Irvine 76-76-67-219 7. Maria Ohlsson, Missouri 74-71-74-219 9. Kim Shin, Washington 74-76-70-22010. Sofie Andersson, California 76-71-74-22110. Tara Delany, Kent State 78-71-72-22110. Kelly Husted, Stanford 74-74-73-22110. Jenni Tangtiphaiboontana, Stanford 76-75-70-221

Washington Results 2. Sung Ea Lee 74-74-68-216 9. Kim Shin 74-76-70-22024. Paige Mackenzie 74-80-71-22535. Amy Wang 72-80-76-22835. Ashley Bickerton 81-76-71-228