April 26, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. - Washington State All-American Anastasia Kostina and freshman Amy Eneroth led the pack of Cougars as they garnered top-25 finishes at the Pacific-10 Championship, held at the par-72, 6,459 yard Oro Valley Country Club, Wednseday.
Kostina entered the final round tied for seventh, but after firing a final round score 75 (+3), the senior finished the tournament in a four-way tie for sixth.
"I played well today, but I had two bad holes," said Kostina. "I made a few mistakes and missed some putts. It was a little up and down for me."
This marks the senior's 21st top 10 finish of her career, and her ninth of the season, tying her previous single season record set in 2005. Her nine top 10 tournament finishes ties her for the top spot in the Cougar record books with Cougar great, Kim Welch.
Already looking to rewrite the Cougar record books is freshman Amy Eneroth, who finished the tournament knotted at 19th. This marked Eneroth's seventh top-25 season/career-finish, which ties her for ninth in the Cougar record books for top-25 season finishes.
In addition, the freshman tops the freshman scoring average charts with a season average 75.9, knocking Kim Welch out of the top spot (76.1). Her average also nabs her sixth place in the Cougar record books for single season scoring average, finishing behind teammate Kostina and Welch.
As a team, the Cougars fired a final round score of 313 (+25), giving them a combined total of 928 (+64) on the tournament, which landed them in ninth place. UCLA (No. 2/GolfWeek), garnered the title with a three-round total of 879 (+15), while Oregon (No. 43/Golfweek) rounded out the field in the 10th position.
"We couldn't get anything going," said assistant coach Kari Sampson. "The wind was variable and swirling. We took a lot of unsure shots, and uncommitted shots equal uncommitted scores. I thought Amy (Eneroth) and Ana (Kostina) played excellent, but we would have liked to play better."
Freshman Jessica Black finished the tournament in 38th, while freshman Haley Parsons fired her way into a 47th place finish. Sophomore Tracy Broders completed the championship tournament in 49th to round out the Cougar contingent.
April 24-26, 2006
Par-72, 6,495 yards
Oro Valley Country Club, Tucson, Ariz.
Results after 3 of 3 rounds
WSU Results: T6. Anastasia Kostina (70-75-75 -220, +4), T19. Amy Eneroth (74-79-74 - 227, +11), 38. Jessica Black (75-82-80 - 237, +21), 47. Haley Parsons (81-81-84 - 246, +30), 49. Tracy Broders (85-80-84 - 249, +33)
Team Results: 1. UCLA (291-287-301 - 879, +15), 2. Arizona State (287-299-294 - 880, +16), 3. USC (293-302-296 - 891, +27), 4. California (296-298-302 - 896, +32), 5. Arizona (301-308-298 - 907, +43), 6. Washington (308-300-302 - 910, +46), 7. Stanford (299-311-302 - 912, +48),8. Oregon State (307-298-315 - 920, +56), 9. WSU (300-315-313 - 928, +64), 10. Oregon (314-319-332 - 945, +83)
Top Five Individuals: 1. Paige Mackenzie, Washington (71-71-69 - 211, -5), 2. Alissa Kuczka, Arizona State (71-73-71 - 215, -1), T3.Tiffany Joh, UCLA (71-72-73 - 216, E), T3. Sophia Sheridan, California (73-72-71 - 216, E), 5. Irene Cho, Southern California (71-76-72 - 219, +3)