Oct. 17, 2007
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team takes on the nation's elite Friday, as it travels to Stanford, Calif., for the Stanford Intercollegiate...the 18-team field pairs the Cougars with 11 teams ranked among the nation's top 30, including five teams ranked in the top 10, as recognized by the latest Golfweek rankings...the three-day tournament begins at 8:30 a.m., at the par-71, 6,092-yard Stanford Golf Course...live scoring and complete results will be available at www.golfstat.com.
In the Rankings: In the latest Golfstat team ratings, the Washington State women rank 29th, moving up nine spots from their previous position last week...the Cougar women are also 38th in this week's edition of the Golfweek rankings.
The Field: The 18-team field features 11 teams ranked among the top 30 from the latest Golfweek rankings...playing with Washington State will be No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Duke, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 8 Arizona, No. 10 Georgia, No. 14 California, No. 15 Vanderbilt, No. 16 Arkansas, No. 20 Pepperdine, No. 23 Texas, No. 28 New Mexico, No. 35 Stanford, No. 42 San Jose State, No. 48 Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and UNLV.
Coach William's Thoughts on the Field: "Five of the top 10 teams in the country, and nine of the top 20 are in this field," head coach Walt Williams said. "This is stronger than any field outside of the NCAA Championships."
Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars will be traveling to take a swing at victory at Stanford, Calif., Friday...the Cougar contingent includes seniors Brooke Henderson and Tracy Broders, juniors Amy Eneroth and Jessica Black and freshman Allison Travis, who is competing in her first collegiate tournament.
Last Time Out: The Washington State women moved up two spots in the final day of competition at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational held at the par-72, 6,127-yard Sahalee County Club...the team shot a combined score of 924 to finish in 11th place...senior Brooke Henderson led the Cougar squad shooting a three-day total of 229 and finished in a tie for 28th...senior Tracy Broders' even-par 72 was the lowest round for the Cougar contingent...Broders finished the tournament with a three-round total of 231...junior Amy Eneroth posted a three-round total of 232, sophomore Diana Hong scored a 235 and junior Jessica Black carded a 241 to round out the Cougar scorers...the Cougars defeated host school Washington and then No. 9 New Mexico at the event.