Feb. 20, 2006
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team travels to Florida to compete against some of the nation's top competitors at the 28th Annual Pat Bradley Golf Championship in Miami, Fla., held at the par-73, 5,993 yard Miccosukee Country Club...the tournament will begin Tuesday, Feb. 21, with the first 36-holes of play to begin with a shot-gun start at 7:55 a.m....the final 18 holes of the tournament will be played, Wednesday, Feb. 22, with a shot-gun start at 7:55 a.m.
The Field: The 20-team field will include (Golfweek Rankings): Augusta State (31), Barry State, Bethune-Cookman College, BYU (35), Central Florida, Citadel, Denver (41), Elon, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Georgia State (44), Maryland, Memphis, North Carolina-Greensboro, Ohio, Richmond, Toledo, Troy, Washington State, and Wofford.
Pacific-10 Tops National Rankings: In the most current rankings put out by Golfweek, the women's golf team is currently ranked No.55 nationally...with eight teams in the Pacific-10 ranked in the top-30 nationally, the Pac-10 makes up 30 percent of the teams ranked in the top-20...UCLA leads the conference at No.2...other teams ranked in the top-50 include: No.5 USC, No. 8 Arizona State, No.15 California, No. 16 Stanford, No. 20 Arizona, No. 27 Washington, and No. 29 Oregon...the only other Pac-10 team not sitting in the top-50 is No.57 Oregon State.
Traveling For The Cougars: Washington State takes a group of young Cougars to the sunshine state to compete...leading the pack is senior Anastasia Kostina, followed by sophomores Tracy Broders and Brooke Henderson, with freshmen Jessica Black and Amy Eneroth rounding out the Cougar contingent...competing as individuals are redshirt junior Heather O'Leary and redshirt freshman Ami Larson.
What Happened At The Stanford Pepsi Invitational (Last Tournament): Anastasia Kostina captured her fourth consecutive top-10 finish...during the second round, the Nakhabino, Russia native, shot a 66 to tie the course and Washington State single round score record...freshman Amy Eneroth shot a career-low of 72...sophomore Tracy Broders matched her second round score of 76 to finish the three-day event in a tie for 65th...freshman Jessica Black finished her debut tournament in a tie for 87th...teammate Brooke Henderson ended the 54-hole tournament at 99th ...the Cougars held on tight to their position to finish their final tournament of the fall tied at 14th with No. 11 Texas A&M.
Cougars Caddy For Katrina: Ten Washington State golfers traveled to Seattle, Wash., Oct. 30, to take part in the "Golf for the Gulf" charity event sponsored by the Seattle based golf radio show "Tee It Up" on KJR Sports Talk 950AM. The Cougars volunteered as caddies for the event, which raised $8,500 for the Rural Health Clinic of Bayou Le Batre, Ala. The clinic, located just 27 miles south of Mobile, Ala., was wiped out when Hurricane Katrina sent a 25-foot storm surge through Bayou Le Batre. The proceeds from the tournament went directly to the health clinic's restoration efforts.
Young Pack of Women Joins The Cougar Family: The Washington State women's golf team welcomed five freshmen and a transfer to the Cougar family in the off-season...the Cougs welcome freshmen Jessica Black (Bend Ore.), Amy Eneroth (Spokane, Wash.), twin sisters Mandy and Haley Parsons (Spokane, Wash.), and walk-on Jill Quinn (Everson, Wash.)...Eneroth, who was a Women's Junior Golf Association (WJGA) Player of the Year in 2004, competed at the U.S. Women's Amateur with fellow Cougar Anastasia Kostina...Brooke Henderson, a sophomore transfer from Eastern Washington, also joins the Cougars.
Cougars Heat Up Summer Competition: Over the summer, senior Anastasia Kostina (Nakhabino, Russia) and incoming freshman Amy Eneroth of Spokane, Wash., competed at the United States Women's Amateur Championship...Eneroth shot rounds of 80-76 to finish at 12-over 156 as did Kostina, who carded rounds of 77 and 79...both players completed stroke play qualifying tied for 75th, just two shots shy of the cutline...along with Kostina and Eneroth, WSU's Ami Larson and Tracy Broders also competed at the event.
Cougars Top The Charts Off The Course: The Washington State women's golf team was recognized by the National Golf Coaches Association for having the fourth highest team GPA with a 3.625 during the 2004-05 season...outgoing seniors Jay-Lee Longbottom and Maria Kostina, and returning Cougar, Anastasia Kostina, were named to the National Golf Coaches Association Division I All-American Scholar Team for their academic accomplishments during the 2004-05 season...this recognition marked Longbottom's third straight all-scholar team honor, Maria's second consecutive selection, and Anastasia's first team appearance.