April 8, 2004
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf travel to California to tee up against familiar competitors in the Peg Barnard California Collegiate in Stanford, Calif. held at the par 72 Stanford Golf Course, and carry for 6,168 yards... the two day tournament will begin Saturday, April 10, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. with 36-holes of play and end Sunday, April 11 with the final round of 18.
The Field: The 14 team field will include: Stanford, Washington, Oregon State, Portland State, Montana State, UC Irvine, Scottish Institute, Oregon, Nevada, Long Beach State, San Jose State, Denver, San Francisco, and Washington State.
WSU Women At The Stanford Golf Course (Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate, Oct. 17-19, 2003): Welch finished at 3-under par and was only four shots off a first place finish at the Stanford Pepsi Intercollegiate, Oct. 17-18, 2003 ... The Cougar team shot its lowest score of the tournament in the third round with a 309 and finished in 17th place... Jay-Lee Longbottom finished the tournament with a 232 (+16)... sophomore Stephanie Parsley shot a 79 in the last round and finished with a 237..freshman Heather O'Leary rounded out the Cougar contingent with a 93rd place finish.
What Happened at the Mountain View Collegiate (Last Tournament): Kim Welch garnered her third consecutive title of the spring at the Mountain View Collegiate...Welch finished the 54-hole tournament at 2-under (214) at the par 72, 6,040 yard Mountain View Golf Course...marks Welch's fourth win of the season and her seventh career triumph...Anastasia Kostina garnered her third top 25 finish of the season...junior Jay-Lee Longbottom finished the 54-hole tournament knotted in a tie for 31st... Maria Kostina found herself knotted in a five-way tie for 73rd...sophomore Stephanie Parsley finished the tournament in a tie for 82nd...the Cougars finished the tournament nine strokes ahead of No.33 (Golfstat) Kansas State and found themselves knotted in a tie for seventh with Kansas.
Welch Leads the Pack: Junior Kim Welch is currently ranked No. 8 by Golfstat in its Women's Cup Rankings...ranked No. 31 by Golfweek in its women's individual ratings...earned College National Player of Week accolades from GolfWorld for the March 19 issue of the magazine...received College National Player of Week honors from Golfweek for the March 27 issue of the magazine...garnered her second consecutive win of the season at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational, March 17...captured the crown for the third consecutive year at the Duck Invitational to help lead the Cougars to their second straight victory, March 9... ranked second nationally for par 5 scoring (4.65) and fourth for sub par strokes per round (3.27) by Golfstat...selected as a 2003-04 Preseason All-American by Golfweek magazine...ranked ninth on the Top 50 female players to watch list for the 2003-04 season by GolfWorld magazine in its Sept. 12 issue... finished fifth at the 2003 NCAA Championships with an 11-over total of 299...as a result of her finish at the NCAAs, she earned a National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American accolades, the first WSU player to garner such an honor... named a 2003 All-Pac-10 second team selection...ranked No. 40 by Golfstat in its 2003 final rankings... earned national College Player of Week honors by GolfWorld magazine for its March 21, 2003 issue...College Player of the Week honors by GolfWorld magazine for its April 5, 2002 issue...earned an All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection in 2002 to become the first freshman in school history to earn all-conference honors...rated as the nation's ninth best freshmen class in Golfstat's freshmen class impact ranking.
Head Cougars: Head coach Walt Williams is currently in his sixth season with the Cougars...in 2002, he led the women's team to a Top 10 finish at the NCAA West Regionals along with a finish in the Top 25 at the NCAA National Championship...three different golfers have been named All Pac-10 under the coaching of Williams...assistant coach Heather Holte is currently in her third season at WSU...Holte played golf at the University of Oregon, where she competed at the NCAA Regionals in 1995 and 1996...Holte is an amateur player at Oregon...Ryan Ressa enters his first year as an assistant coach for the Cougars...played for WSU in 2003...posted four top 25 finishes while at Washington State...attended and played for the College of the Desert where he was named the Foothill Conference MVP and earned all-state honors.