July 13, 2005
PULLMAN, Wash. - Despite competing in different parts of the world, Washington State University women golfers continue to make an individual impact on the course as current Cougar Anastasia Kostina, future Coug Amy Eneroth, and past Cougar Kim Welch qualify for the Women's U.S. Amateur.
Kostina captured the 14th Russian Championship title, at the Le Meridien Moscow Country Club, which took place June 21-24. The Russian native garnered a first place finish after flirting with the title for many years, having been a four-time runner-up. Kostina shot one-under par during the final round giving her a final score of 292 (+4) to beat last year's champion, Maria Verchenova, by six shots.
The win at the Russian Championship earned the incoming senior 60 points toward the European Amateur Rankings, where she is currently ranked amongst the top 25 amateurs in Europe.
Eneroth, an incoming freshman, earned a spot at the Women's U.S. Amateur after earning the top spot at the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club, at Bellingham, Wash., June 30. The Spokane native shot a 68, the lowest score at this year's section qualifier.
Also making an appearance is former Cougar, Kim Welch. Welch qualified after competing at the sectional qualifier at the Pasatiempo Golf Club, at Santa Cruz, Calif., June 30. Welch, who owns several records at Washington State, shot a 78 and found herself knotted in a four way tie for sixth.
The past, present, and future Cougars will compete at the Women's U.S. Amateur, Aug. 1-7, at the par 72 Settindown Creek Golf Course at the Ansley Golf Club at Roswell, Ga.