Huskies Set To Make Spring Debut At Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 23, 2008

SEATTLE - The Washington women's golf team will make its 2008 spring debut at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz., Monday, Feb. 25, through Wednesday, Feb. 27.

The 54-hole tournament will be held at the par-71, 6,238-yard Arizona National Golf Club. Eighteen holes will be played each day with tee times running from 7-8:40 am PST.

The Huskies will be making their debut against a stacked field with seven of the current top-10 teams according to the latest Golf Week rankings set to compete in the event. Those teams include No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Arizona State, No. 4 USC, No. 7 Auburn, No. 8 Arizona and No. 9 California.

Rounding out the 16-team field will be No. 15 Oklahoma State, No. 18 Pepperdine, No. 19 Vanderbilt, No. 22 Stanford, No. 25 New Mexico, No. 31 Texas, No. 36 BYU and No. 56 Washington.

Arizona State is the defending team champion of the Wildcat Invitational, while Duke's Amanda Blumenhuerst is the defending medalist. The Huskies finished 15th at last year's event with then-freshman Christina Yoon ending up as UW's top individual, tying for 41st.

Washington returns three players from last year's squad that placed seventh at the Pac-10 Championships and failed to make the NCAA Regional field for the first time in school history. Yoon and sophomore Molly Aronsson are the Huskies' top two returners in 2008. UW's roster is young, featuring three sophomores and four freshmen.

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