Women's Golf To Compete At PING/ASU Invitational
April 1, 2008
SEATTLE - Washington women's golf will head to Tempe, Ariz., this week for the 2008 PING/ASU Invitational held at Arizona State's Karsten Golf Course, Friday, April 4, through Sunday, April 6.
The 54-hole tournament will feature 18 holes of play each day with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. The 17-team field features most of the top teams in the nation, with 13 squads set to compete ranked in the latest Top-30 Golfweek poll including No. 1 UCLA, No. 3 USC and No. 4 Arizona State.
Rounding out the field will be No. 7 Georgia, No. 8 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Denver, No. 11 Arizona, No. 17 Pepperdine, No. 19 California, No. 22 New Mexico, No. 24 Stanford, No. 26 Texas A&M, No. 30 Vanderbilt, No. 39 San Jose State, No. 47 San Francisco, No. 57 Washington and No. 63 Oregon State.
The Husky lineup will feature freshman Anya Alvarez, freshman Karinn Dickinson, sophomore Molly Aronsson, sophomore Christina Yoon and freshman Nicole Ferrero. Alvarez was Washington's top finisher in its last outing, tying for 16th at last week's Duck Invitational. The Huskies as a team are coming off a fourth-place finish at the Duck Invite, and have finished fourth twice in the last three tournaments.
Host Arizona State is the defending team champion of the PING/ASU Invitational as the Sun Devils finished last year's event 13-under 851. ASU's Anna Nordqvist is the defending medalist, winning the 2007 tournament at 10-under 206. The Huskies finished 14th at this event last year, led by a 14th individual finish from then-senior Amber Prange.
Live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com.
The Huskies have one more regular season tournament on their slate following the PING/ASU Invitational - the Peg Barnard Collegiate at Stanford, April 11-12.