Oct. 18, 2001
What's Happening This Week: The fall golf season continues for the Washington State men's and women's golf team with the women at the Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate at Stanford, Calif., Oct. 19-21 while the men travel to the Pacific Invitational at Stockton, Calif., Oct. 22-23. The Stanford tournament will mark the conclusion of the fall season for the women's team. The men will play one more fall tournament, Nov. 5-6 at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational.
About The Tournaments:
Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate: WSU will compete at the par-72, 6,154 yard Stanford Golf Course. The 54-hole tournament will encompass 18 holes each day Friday through Sunday. Tee times for the first two rounds will begin at 8 a.m., while Sunday's final round will tee off at 8:30 a.m.
WSU will be a part of a 17-team field that includes Pac-10 rivals Arizona State, California, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Washington and the host team Stanford along with New Mexico, New Mexico State, Pepperdine, San Jose State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, and Vanderbilt.
Pacific Invitational: The Cougars will play at The Reserve at Spanos Park, a par-72, 7,000 yard course. The 54-hole tournament will consist of two rounds, Monday with the final 18 holes, Tuesday.
The Cougars will compete in a 15-team field that consists of California, Coastal Carolina, Fresno State, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Nevada, Saint Mary's, San Jose State, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of San Francisco and the host team Pacific.
What's Happening With The...
WSU Men's Team
WSU In The Rankings... The Cougar football team isn't the only team from WSU to make an appearance in national rankings. The WSU men's golf team is ranked 36th by Golfstat and 42nd in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings. The Cougars are fifth in the Golfweek/Sagarin District Eight rankings.
They Are In The Rankings Because...
The Cougars have posted a top three finish in each of the four tournaments the team has competed in this fall. WSU secured a victory at the Vandal Fall Invitational, Sept. 25, and finished second at the Northwest Classic, Sept. 11 and the Husky Invitational, Oct. 2. In addition, the team finished third at the Wolf Pack Classic, Oct. 9. In all, WSU has defeated 52 of the 56 teams faced in the four tournaments during the fall campaign.
Aces In Nevada...
In the morning's opening round of the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Classic, Oct. 9, WSU recorded a score of 270, shattering the previous single round team scoring record of 276 set in 1998 and 2001. In that record opening round in Nevada, all five Cougars - Jon Reehoorn (66), Dustin White (67), Ryan Camp (68), Isaac Woods (69), and Jeremy Taylor (69) - posted scores in the 60's.
Reehoorn, a senior from Burlington, Wash., set the school standard for a score in relation to par with his nine-under par tally at Nevada. Reehoorn's 54-hole score of 207 is only behind the school record score of 205 set by Matt Hartley at the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate in 1998.
WSU Women's Team Fabulous Freshman...Freshman Kim Welch posted her third top 14 finish of the fall season by completing the Oregon State Shanico Golf Invitational in a tie for 14th place, Oct. 10. In addition to her efforts at Oregon, the Sacramento, Calif., native captured a victory at the Lady Vandal Fall Invitational, Oct. 2., and a sixth place finish at the Ram Fall Classic, Sept. 11. The win at the Lady Vandal Invite marked the first triumph by a Cougar in a tournament since Kelly Wilson achieved the feat at the Lady Lumberjack Invitational in 1998.
Browner Moves Up The Record List...Senior Tasha Browner is WSU's all-time leader in career top 10 finishes with nine. Browner entered the fall season sharing the record, which stood at seven, with Jill A. Johnson (1988-91) and Erin Johnsrud (1989-90). Browner staked her claim to solo possession of the record with a third place effort at the Ram Fall Classic, Sept. 11 and a fourth place finish at the Lady Vandal Classic, Oct. 2. With one more top 25 finish, Browner will tie Johnson for second on the career top 25 list with 16. Jennifer Dodd holds the record with 24 top 25 finishes from 1997-2001.
Another Record Effort...The team final round score of 297 at the Ram Fall Classic, Sept. 11 set the school record for lowest single round team score. The Cougars broke the previous record of 298 set a year ago to the day at the same tournament. The record breaking final round gave the Cougars a three-round total of 898, setting the mark for the lowest three-round team score. The previous mark was 900 set at the Ram Fall Classic, Sept. 12.