Golfers Close Out Regular Season at Barnard Invitational

April 8, 2005

Seattle - The ninth-ranked Washington women's golf team travels to Stanford this weekend for its final regular-season event. The Huskies will participate in the 14-team Peg Barnard Invitational, April 9-10, at the par 72, 6,168-yard Stanford Golf Course. The teams will play 18 holes each day for a total of 36 holes.

Tee times will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday with a shotgun start and at 8 a.m. on Sunday with the same format.

Joining host Stanford and Washington will be Fresno State, Denver, Montana State, UC Irvine, Oregon, Oregon State, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Jose State, Portland State and Washington State.

Washington's lineup will include Paige Mackenzie, Sung Ea Lee, Amber Prange, Kim Shin and Courtney McCracken. The Huskies are coming off a sixth-place finish at the PING/ASU Invitational. Mackenzie was UW's top finisher in fifth place at even-par 216. She leads the team with a 73.83 stroke average.

Stanford took top team honors in 2004, carding a two-round total of 590 for the win. Washington placed second (604). Individually, Washington State's Kim Welch was crowned champion, firing a 142 over two days. Prange led UW with a sixth-place finish at 148.

Up next for the Huskies will be the 2005 Pac-10 Championships, held April 18-20, at the par 72, 6,315-yard Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, Calif. California will serve as host of this year's Pac-10 Championships.

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