Cougar Women Win Giustina Memorial Classic

Sept. 18, 2007

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Washington State women's golf team dominated the field at the Giustina Memorial Classic, Tuesday, never giving up their share of the lead throughout the three-round tournament held at the par-72, 6,271-yard Trysting Tree Golf Club. The victory marks the 18th win in school history and the 12th for current head coach Walt Williams with the women.

The Cougar women finished 14 strokes ahead of Pacific-10 rival Oregon State on their home course. The team finished with a combined three day total of 886 and three Cougar women placed in the top 10.

The dominant Cougar squad was led by junior Amy Eneroth, who finished in second place with a 3-over par 219. She ended the tournament only two strokes behind the event winner. Eneroth's top 10 performance puts her in sole possession of third place on the career top 10 list (13) at WSU, trailing Ana Kostina (25) and Kim Welch (31), WSU's only All-Americans.

Sophomore Diana Hong also finished strong with a tie for fifth and fired a three round total of 223 (+7). Senior Tracy Broders cracked the top 10 with her ninth place finish at 9-over. Junior Jessica Black scored well in the final round with a 1-over 73 and moved to a tie for 27th place. Her three-round total of 233 rounds out the Cougar contingent.

'The women played fantastic today and blew the field away,' head coach Walt Williams said. 'They just played awesome. Brooke Henderson stepped up big and her even par 72 ties for the lowest round of her career. Jessica Black bounced back and stepped up as well. The women are off to an unbelievable start.'

As a team combined score, which is a unique scoring system for this event, the Cougar men and women placed second behind Pacific-10 rival Oregon State with a total score of 1746.

The Cougar women look to continue their success, Oct. 8, at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash.

WSU Results: 2. Amy Eneroth (72-75-72--292, +3); T5. Diana Hong (77-71-75--223, +7); T9. Tracy Broders (73-74-78--225, +9); T14. Brooke Henderson (80-76-72--228, +12); T27. Jessica Black (76-84-73--233, +17).

The Field: 1. Washington State (298-296-292--886, +22); 2. Oregon State (303-296-301--900, +36); 3. Oregon (299-304-300--903, +39); 4. UC Riverside (300-308-310--918, +54); 5. Idaho (308-302-310--930, +56); 6. Boise State (306-306-310--922, +58); T7. Fresno State (299-318-306--923, +59); T7. UC Irvine (300-301-322--923, +59); 9. Portland (319-312-333--964, +100); 10. Idaho State (336-336-339--1011, +147).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Felicia Eastlick, Oregon (74-69-74--217, +1); 2. Amy Eneroth, Washington State (72-75-72--219, +3); 3. Kelly Nakashima, Idaho (74-70-77--221, +5); 4. Jennifer Bermingham, UC Riverside (74-78-70--222, +6); T5. Diana Hong, Washington State (77-71-75--223, +7); T5. Jessi Gebhardt, Oregon State (71-80-72--223, +7).

Combined Top Five Team Scores: 1. Oregon State (Men: 843, Women: 900) 1743; 2. Washington State (Men: 860, Women: 886) 1746; 3. Oregon (Men: 853, Women: 903) 1756; 4. Fresno State (Men: 851, Women: 923) 1774; 5. UC Irvine (Men: 853, Women: 923) 1776.

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