Huskies Tied For 15th After Opening Round of PING/ASU Invite

April 4, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Washington women's golf team shot a first-round score of 22-over 310 and is tied for 15th after the opening day of the PING/ASU Invitational at Arizona State's Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Friday.

The Huskies are tied with the University of San Francisco and will begin Saturday's second round three shots behind 14th-place Stanford. Southern California leads the field as the only team to finish the first day under par at 7-under 281. Host Arizona State is second (even-par 288), while Georgia is third at 1-over 289.

Washington is led by freshman Anya Alvarez who carded a first-round score of 3-over 75. Alvarez is tied for 38th on the individual leaderboard. Sophomore Christina Yoon is tied for 48th after shooting 4-over 76. Rounding out the UW lineup are sophomore Molly Aronsson (69th, 7-over 79), freshman Karinn Dickinson (74th, 8-over 80) and freshman Nicole Ferrero (88th, 12-over 84).

USC's Dewi Claire Schreefel holds a one-shot lead heading into Saturday's second round at 4-under 68. She is chased by Georgia's Krystle Caithness at 3-under 69. Four players - including defending medalist Anna Nordqvist of ASU - are tied for third after shooting 2-under 70.

The PING/ASU Invitational continues with the second round on Saturday and the final 18 holes to be played on Sunday. Live scoring for the event can be accessed on

PING/ASU Invitational
Karsten Golf Course, Tempe, Ariz.
Par 72/6,230 yards

T15. Washington 310 (+22)
T38. Anya Alvarez 75 (+3)
T46. Christina Yoon 76 (+4)
T69. Molly Aronsson 79 (+7)
T74. Karinn Dickinson 80 (+8)
T88. Nicole Ferrero 84 (+12)

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