Sept. 12, 2005
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team heads to Oregon to tee up against familiar competitors in the Oregon State Invitational in Corvallis, Ore., held at the par72 Trysting Tree Golf Club, and carry for 6,260 yards...the two-day tournament will begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. with 36 holes of play and will end with the final 18 holes Wednesday, Sept.14.
The Field: The 15-team field will include: Boise State, BYU, UC Davis, UC Irvine, Cal Poly, UC Riverside, Eastern Washington, Idaho, , Nevada Reno, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Portland, Portland State, and Washington State.
Head Coach Walt Williams, On The Field: "We're going down to Oregon State to play against a strong field that consists of about six teams that made the women's regional last year. We are looking forward to the competition and trying to figure out our new team against that level of competition."
Williams On The Trysting Tree Golf Course: "We have been there a lot of times with both the men's and women's teams, so we are pretty familiar with the course. It's a very good golf course with very tough greens with a lot of undulation. Outside of the tricky greens, the course is very straight forward."
Cougars Heat Up Summer Competition: Over the summer, senior Anastasia Kostina (Nakhabino, Russia) and incoming freshman Amy Eneroth of Spokane, Wash., competed at the 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.