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Cougar Women Tied for Lead at Duck Invitational Behind Play of Welch
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Release: 03/21/2005
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March 21, 2005

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - Led by senior two-time All-American Kim Welch, the Cougar women's golf team is tied for first place after two rounds of the Oregon Duck Invitational at the par-72, 6,103-yard Shadow Hills Country Club, Monday.

A week after winning the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational for the second consecutive year, Welch is looking for a victory at the Oregon Duck Invitational for the fourth consecutive year. Welch is the only player under par in the 88-player field, shooting 143 (-1). Welch was able to post a 73 (+1) in the first round despite cold and windy conditions, and followed with a 2-under 70 in the second round.

"Never bet against Kim (going into the final round with the lead)," said WSU Head Coach Walt Williams. "I have seen Kim play for four years. There is no limit to what she can do."

Anastasia Kostina once again finds herself in the top 10. The junior is in sixth place, four strokes back of Welch. Kostina has yet to finish lower than 11th in eight tournaments this season.

Senior Jay-Lee Longbottom rebounded from an opening round 80 (+8) to fire an even-par 72 in the second round. Longbottom is tied for 14th place.

The trio has put the Cougars in position to capture the team title at the tournament for the third consecutive year. With a team total of 600 (+24), the Cougars are tied for first place with host school Oregon, and lead the University of Washington (No. 4) by 25 strokes and Stanford (No. 18) by nine strokes.

Senior Maria Kostina shot 158 (+14) and freshman Tracy Broders shot 168 (+24) to round out the scoring for the Cougars.


Oregon Duck Invitational
March 21-22, 2005
Shadow Hills Country Club; Junction City, Ore.
Par-72, 6,103-yards
Results After Two of Three Rounds

WSU Results: 1. Kim Welch (73-70--143, -1), 6. Anastasia Kostina (73-74--147, +3), T14. Jay-Lee Longbottom (80-72--152, +8), T43. Maria Kostina (80-78--158, +14), T73. Tracy Broders (86-82--168, +24).

Team Results: T1. Oregon (600, +24), T1. Washington State (600, +24), 3. California (606, +30), 4. Fresno State (607, +31), 5. Stanford (609, +33), 6. Long Beach State (611, +35), 7. Nevada (615, +39), 8. Oregon State (623, +47), 9. Washington (625, +49), 10. Idaho (626, +50), 11. San Francisco (631, +55), 12. Portland State (633, +57), 13. Western Washington (652, +76), 14. Portland (653, +77), 15. San Diego State (662, +86), 16. Weber State (663, +87), 17. Wyoming (676, +100).

Top Ten Individuals: 1. Kim Welch, Washington State (73-70--143, -1), T2. Kimberly McCready, Oregon (75-69--144, E), T2. Laura Luethke, Fresno State (70-74--144, E), 4. Kay Hoey, Long Beach State (75-70--145, +1), 5. Sofie Anderson, California (74-72--146, +2), 6. Anastasia Kostina, Washington State (73-74--147, +3), 7. Johnna Nealy, Oregon (77-71--148, +4), T8. Three players tied at 150 (+6).

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