Oct. 23, 2004
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - Washington State junior Anastasia Kostina finished eighth at the Women's World Amateur Team Championships, Saturday.
Kostina posted two rounds under-par en route to shooting 287 (-1) for the four-round tournament. This was the fifth consecutive tournament in which Kostina has finished in the top-eight.
Kostina was representing her home country of Russia in the tournament. The Russian team finished tied for 11th with a 590 (+14).
Kostina Ranked 13th: After posting her first career victory at the Stanford Women's Intercollegiate last week, Kostina has moved up to No. 13 on the Women's Golfstat Cup rankings.
The Championships: The World Amateur Team Championships are conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council). The IGF is the governing body of golf in over 100 countries.
The championships, occurring every other year, were held at the Rio Mar Country Club's Ocean and River Courses. The par-72 Ocean Course is 6,159-yards, and the par-72 River Course, designed by Greg Norman, is 5,956-yards.
Kostina and her teammates, Galina Rotmistrova and Maria Verchenova, competed for the Espirito Santo Trophy. Fifty countries competed, with each team being comprised of two or three players. The two lowest scores were taken for each day, constituting the team score for the round. The four-day, 72-hole total, is be the team's score for the championship.