Mackenzie Ranked No. 1 Collegiate Golfer

Oct. 19, 2005

Seattle - Washington senior golfer Paige Mackenzie (Yakima) is the top ranked collegiate player according to Golfweek's lastest rankings. Mackenzie has a rating of 67.68 by the weekly golf publication. Duke's Amanda Blumenherst is second at 68.27.

Mackenzie and Blumenherst will compete against each other this weekend at the Stanford/Pepsi Invitational, Oct. 21-23 at the Stanford Golf Course.

Mackenzie is listed as the No. 2 female amateur in the country in Golfweek's latest standings, trailing only Morgan Pressel.

Mackenzie has played in just one tournament this fall, finishing second at the Topy Cup in Japan with a 54-hole score of 1-under 215. She represented the United States last week at The Spirit International in Trinity, Texas. Helped the U.S. team to a second-place finish in the combined men's and women's best-ball scoring format.

The Mackenzie family now has the distinction of having both Paige, and her older brother, Brock, ranked as the top collegiate players in the nation at some point during their Husky careers. Brock, who played for the UW men's team from 2001-04, was Golfweek's top-ranked player early during his senior season. He is the program's only two-time first-team All-American.

Golfweek's Collegiate Women's Rankings

 1. Paige Mackenzie,Washington   67.68 2. Amanda Blumenherst,Duke      68.27 3. Ashley Knoll,Texas A&M       69.29 4. Anna Grzebien,Duke           69.89 5. Garrett Phillips,Augusta St  70.06 6. Eileen Vargas,Pepperdine     70.35 7. Hannah Jun,UCLA              70.43 8. Maria Martinez,Auburn        70.44 9. Carolina Llano,Pepperdine    70.5210. Azahara Munoz,Arizona State  70.70
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