Oct. 20, 2004
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico- Washington State junior Anastasia Kostina is tied for fifth, representing her home country of Russia in the Women's World Amateur Team Championships at Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
Kostina fired a 2-under 70 in the first round of the championships, Wednesday. Kostina is three back of the leader. Kostina's team, Russia, is tied for eighth.
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, are being 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, will be competing for the Espirito Santo Trophy. There are 50 countries competing, with each team being comprised of two or three players. The two lowest scores are taken for each day, constituting the team score for the round. The four-day, 72-hole total, will be the team's score for the championship.
Live scoring for the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com. Results will be posted here at www.wsucougars.com after each round.