Huskies Finish Sixth at NCAA Championship

May 26, 2006

Columbus, Ohio - The Washington women's golf team shot 12-over 300 on the final day at the 2006 NCAA Women's Golf Championship, giving the Huskies a total score of 50-over 1202 and matching the UW's all-time NCAA best with a sixth-place finish.

'It got away from us a little bit there at the end,' said Washington head coach Mary Lou Mulflur. 'I think when we made the turn we were fourth. But overall I'm pleased. It's been a tough year and we've battled the whole way. This week we played more the way we thought we were capable of playing all year. It was fun to finally put up some good numbers. '

Senior Paige Mackenzie shot even-par 72 in round four, finishing the tournament at 5-over 293 and placing eighth, the best finish for an individual in program history. She was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-America second team and Academic All-America team at an awards banquet after the final round.

'I played well all week.' Mackenzie said. 'I definitely don't think I scored as well as I could have. I put myself in a great position to make a lot of birdies and I didn't. But any Top-10 finish at NCAAs is a good one.'

'Paige never finished out of the Top-25 in four trips to the Championship,' Mulflur said. 'She improved every year, finishing 25th, 11th, 10th, and now eighth. She plays best when it counts, no question about that. Winning the conference title, winning at NCAA Regionals, then finishing in the Top-10 at nationals - it's a great end to a great career for her.'

Fellow senior Sung Ea Lee capped off her career by placing 33rd at the Championship with a total score of 12-over 300. She shot 6-over 78 in round four. In third position for UW was junior Amber Prange, who shot 4-over 76 to place 64th at 18-over 306. Finishing one stroke behind her in 68th was sophomore Kim Shin, who carded a 2-over 74 in the final round. Junior Courtney McCracken's 86 placed her 114th at 34-over 322.

Duke defended its team title, winning the championship by 10 strokes at 15-over 1167. Runner-up USC featured the individual medalist, Dewi Schreefel, who completed the 72-hole tournament with a score of 2-under 286.

NCAA Championship
Ohio State University Scarlet Course
Columbus, Ohio
Par-72, 6,203 yards

Team Results
1. Duke 297-292-287-291-1167
2. USC 291-300-298-288-1177
3. Pepperdine 301-295-298-293-1187
4. Arizona State 292-294-310-299-1195
5. California 305-301-295-299-1200
6. Georgia 306-305-291-300-1202
6. Washington 305-304-293-300-1202
6. Florida 293-307-302-300-1202
9. Purdue 301-295-300-307-1203
10. Arkansas 299-313-298-295-1205
11. UCLA 301-306-303-297-1207
12. Auburn 301-298-305-304-1208
13. Tennessee 303-290-315-301-1209
13. Stanford 307-301-295-306-1209
15. Wake Forest 297-312-301-301-1211
16. Florida State 305-305-301-302-1213
17. Arizona 296-319-297-304-1216
18. Oklahoma State 311-299-308-299-1217
19. Texas A&M 302-306-316-295-1219
20. Nebraska 311-305-306-299-1221
21. Kent State 312-307-304-306-1229
22. UNLV 313-301-304-312-1230
23. Louisiana State 298-307-319-308-1232
24. Alabama 307-317-310-314-1248

Top Individuals
1. Dewi Schreefel, USC 73-74-70-69-286
2. Jennie Lee, Duke 73-72-72-71-288
3. Da Sol Chung, UNLV 76-72-70-72-290
4. Sandra Gal, Florida 74-72-71-74-291
4. Eileen Vargas, Pepperdine 68-71-75-77-291
6. Amie Cochran, UCLA 78-71-71-72-292
6. Azahara Munoz, Arizona State 73-74-76-69-292
8. Paige Mackenzie, Washington 76-73-72-72-293
9. Amanda Blumenherst, Duke 76-74-70-74-294
9. Stacy Lewis, Arkansas 76-76-76-66-294
9. Leah Wigger, Virginia 76-74-72-72-294

Washington Results
8. Paige Mackenzie 76-73-72-72-293
33. Sung Ea Lee 75-75-72-78-300
64. Amber Prange 78-76-76-76-306
68. Kim Shin 76-84-73-74-307
114. Courtney McCracken 78-80-78-86-322

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