Thompson in Top 10 at Season Debut

Sept. 21, 2009

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State women’s golf team opened the 2009-10 season with the first round of the Inland Cup Monday, the Cougars’ second annual home tournament held at the par-72, 6,126-yard Palouse Ridge Golf Club.


Freshmen Ali Thompson posted a 77 (+5), making 11 pars in her first collegiate round of golf. She is currently in a tie for ninth place headed into the second round.


Sophomore Kristen Allard opened the tournament with an 80 (+8), which places her just outside of the top 25 in a tie for 27th.


Two other freshmen, Emma Betland and Ellen Park, also made their collegiate debuts. Betland is currently in a tie for 37th with an 81 (+9), and Park carded an 82 (+10) and is in a tie for 41st. Junior Allison Travis finished the first round tied with teammate Ellen Park in 41st.


Together the team posted a score of 320 (+32) and is currently 13 strokes behind tournament-leader Nevada. First year coach Kelli Kamimura was excited to see her young team playing competitively in their first tournament


Three women also played as individuals for the Cougars. Sophomore Kaitlin Parsons scored an 87 (+15), followed closely by Julia Manseau and Brenda Jesernig who each shot 88 (+16).


The second round will resume Tuesday with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. Complete results and in-depth statistics are available by clicking the link below.  Live, nine-hole scoring is also available at


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