April 17, 2008
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University women's golf team travels to Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., for the Pacific-10 Conference Championships April 21-23, hosted by Southern California...the three-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the par-72, 6,000-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club...the Cougars will play the first 18 holes Monday beginning at 9:10 a.m...tee times will begin on either hole one or 10 starting at 8 a.m., Tuesday and Wednesday...live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com...complete results from each round will be posted at www.wsucougars.com.
The Field: The Cougars face their most difficult field of the year as four Pac-10 foes rank in the top-15 nationally including No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 USC, No. 4 Arizona State and No. 14 Arizona...WSU is also paired with conference rivals No. 19 California, No. 29 Stanford, No. 43 Oregon, Washington and Oregon State (Rankings according to Golfweek).
Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars will be traveling to California to take a swing at victory...the Cougar contingent includes seniors Tracy Broders and Brooke Henderson, juniors Amy Eneroth and Jessica Black and sophomore Diana Hong.
In the Rankings: In the latest Golfweek team ratings, the Washington State women rank 58th.
Last Time at the Pac-10 Championships: Last year the same WSU contingent placed eighth overall and two Cougars finished in the top 25 at the par-72, 6,196-yard Broadmoor Country Club...the team combined for a three-day total of 944 and Eneroth led the women with an 11th place finish...Eneroth fired a 13-over par 229...Hong inked a 235 and finished in a tie for 21st...Henderson shot a 239, Broders carded a 242 and Black finished the competition with 250 to round out the Cougar scorers.
Last Time Out: The Cougars concluded their regular season schedule with a ninth-place finish at the Peg Barnard Invitational, hosted by Stanford, April 13...WSU combined for a two-round total of 623 at the par-71, 6,117-yard Stanford Golf Course...Black led the Cougar squad by shooting a 151 and finished in a tie for 16th...Black's performance moved her into a tie for ninth on the all-time top 25 finishes list with 13...Eneroth finished tied for 21st and scored a 152...Eneroth needs one more top 25 finish this season to tie her season mark of 10 set in 2007...Henderson improved her score by eight strokes in the final round of play and ended with 160...Broders inked a 162 and Hong shot a 165 to round out the Cougar contingent.