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Dawgs Abroad: Huskies Head Down Under

Sep 7, 2014

SEATTLE – The Washington women’s golf team is off for a trip of a lifetime to Australia. The Dawgs will take their foreign trip allowed once every four years by the NCAA to the land down under.

The Huskies leave Sunday, Sept. 7, for a two week trip that will include 10 rounds of golf at some of Australia’s finest courses. The current Husky team along with the graduated Kelli Bowers will be joined by Husky coaches Mary Lou Mulflur, Andrea VanderLende and David Elaimy on the trip.

Washington enters the season ranked No. 5 in the country by Golfweek. They will get two weeks to build team camaraderie and play a lot of golf before the school year starts. The Dawgs open their season on October 7 when they host the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at Sahalee Country Club.

In Australia, the Dawgs will begin in Mebourne where junior Charlotte Thomas lives. The Dawgs will play their first round of golf at The Dunes Golf Links, a link style course on the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne near the Indian Ocean.

The following day, Washington will travel to St. Andrews Beach, another course on the Mornington Peninsula that was ranked the No. 10 course in Australia in 2014.

Friday, Sept. 12, the Dawgs will play The Flinders Golf Course, a coastal course on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Over the next two days, Washington will play at Moonah Links on the Open Course, another club on the Mornington Peninsula near the Indian Ocean and Peninsula Country Club, further north near Port Phillp Bay.

Monday, Sept. 15, Washington will play the Old Course at the National Golf Club at the southern tip of Mornington Peninsula. That course is ranked No. 10 in Australia by Golf Digest. The round at National will be followed by a day of sightseeing in the city of Melbourne.

Following the day off, the Huskies will have two-straight days of matches at Royal Melbourne Country Club. Royal Melbourne is perhaps the most famous course in Australia and has hosted the President’s Cup and the Australian Open. The West Course at Royal Melbourne is ranked as the top course in the country, while the East course in No. 7.

The Dawgs will conclude the trip by playing the Sorrento Golf Club and then going back to Moonah Links to play the Legends Course. Sorrento is another top ranked Mornington course, while the Legends Course is the newer of the courses at Moonah Links.

Washington begins the long trip back to Seattle on September 21, just in time to begin school and start the fall season.