Women’s Golf Heads to the Desert
THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women’s golf team takes its winning ways on the road for the NM State Invitational, Oct. 6-8, in Las Cruces, N.M.
THE TOURNAMENT: The New Mexico State University Golf Course will play at par-72 with a 6,258-yard track…teams will play 18 holes each day with a shotgun start beginning Monday at 7:30 a.m. (PST)
THE FIELD: Joining host New Mexico State in the 14-team field will be Boise State, BYU, Cal State Fullerton, Grand Canyon, Idaho, Lamar, Nevada, North Texas, Portland State, Utah Valley, UTEP, Wyoming, and Washington State.
REPRESENTING WASHINGTON STATE: Competing for the Cougar women will be freshman Alivia Brown, senior Lindsay Harmon, junior Rachel Lewis, senior Kristen Rue, and junior Nani Yanagi.
COACH KAMIMURA SAYS: “We are excited to get on the road and compete at New Mexico State. We have had a good week of practice and look to stay consistent with our preparation and competition plan heading into the event.”
LAST TIME AT NEW MEXICO STATE: The Cougars return to New Mexico State’s home tournament for the first time since 2012… WSU finished second in the 2012 tournament, climbing from fourth to second in the final round…the Cougars shot 1-over in the final round to finish 17-over through three rounds…junior Mallory Kent finished third overall with a three-round 217 (+1)…freshman Rachel Lewis notched the first top-20 finish of her collegiate career, shooting 2-under (70) in the opening round to finish the tournament tied for 18th…sophomores Lindsay Harmon and Kristen Rue both recorded top-25 finishes, at 21st and 24th, respectively.
COACHING STAFF: Washington State is led by Head Coach Kelli Kamimura in her fifth season…a native of Burlington, Wash., Kamimura spent six seasons with Pepperdone prior to her arrival at WSU…the Cougars are assisted by WSU alumna Emma Betland in her first season…Betland competed for the Cougars from 2010-13.
RESULTS: Live results will be available during tournament play at golfstat.com. Tournament results will be posted at wsucougars.com at the end of each day of competition.