PING/ASU Invitational to Conclude Regular Season
March 29, 2006
Seattle - The Arizona desert is this week's destination for the 24th-ranked Washington women's golf team, as the Huskies travel to Tempe for the PING/ASU Invitational March 31-April 2. The par-72, 6,230-yard event at Arizona State's Karsten Golf Course will serve as the final event of the regular season for the UW, after which the Huskies will have three weeks to prepare for the Pac-10 Championships.
The 16-team field for the tournament includes 10 teams ranked in the Golfweek Top 25. The participating teams are: No. 18 Arizona, No. 3 Arizona State, No. 22 Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, No. 7 Pepperdine, No. 21 Stanford, Texas, No. 15 Texas A&M, Tulsa, No. 2 UCLA, No. 10 UNLV, No. 4 USC, No. 24 Washington and Washington State. The teams will play 18 holes each day with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. (MT) from the first and 10th tees.
The Huskies will be without senior Paige Mackenzie at the tournament, as she will be in Mission Hills, Calif., playing in the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship, an LPGA event for which she received a sponsor's exemption. Junior Amber Prange, the UW's top finisher in three of the last four events, spearheads the Husky lineup. She will be joined by Sung Ea Lee, Kim Shin, Courtney McCracken and Ashley Bickerton.
Washington last appeared at the PING/ASU Invitational in 2005, when the Huskies finished sixth. Mackenzie led the UW at the event, finishing fifth in the field with an even-par 216.
Live scoring of the PING/ASU Invitational is available at golfstat.com.