Feb. 21, 2008
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University women's golf team kicks off its spring season Sunday, at Kiawah Island, S.C., at the Cuthbert Cup...the three-day, 54-hole tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:15 a.m. on the par-72, 6,013-yard Cougar Point Golf Course...the second and final day of competition will be played at the par-72, 6,003-yard Osprey Point Golf Course... a women's champion and an overall school champion combining men's and women's teams scores will be awarded...complete results will be available at wsucougars.com.
In the Rankings: In the latest Golfweek team rankings, the Washington State women rank 47th...the women also ranked in the top 50 of the latest Golfstat rankings, coming in at No. 50.
The Field: In the field of 12, the Cougars will be paired with No. 49 UNC-Wilmington, Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Cincinnati, College of Charleston, Maryland, Missouri State, Richmond, Western Carolina, William & Mary and Miami. (Ranking according to Golfweek.)
Coach Williams Thoughts on Preparing for the Spring Season: "I've seen a renewed commitment among the women after the way they finished in the fall. There has been extremely hard work on all of their parts. I think the two seniors are looking to have a great finish to their career and the rest of the players are looking to make it all the way to the national championship. The women have been working really hard and we have a very talented team that on any given week could be a top 25 caliber team. I look for great things heading into the spring."
Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars will be traveling to South Carolina to take a swing at victory for the first spring tournament...the Cougar contingent includes seniors Tracy Broders and Brooke Henderson, juniors Jessica Black and Amy Eneroth and sophomore Diana Hong.
Last Time Out: The women ended the fall season on a high note finishing tied for eighth in a strong field at the Kent Youel Invitational...the Cougars combined for a final score of 934 and were led by Eneroth...Eneroth ended the tournament tied for 22nd recording her 20th career top 25 finish and third of the fall...Eneroth's finish moved her to a tie for fifth overall on the career list...she concluded the tournament with a total score of 229...Black finished close behind in a tie for 26th shooting 230...Hong carded a 236, Henderson shot a 240 and Travis ended with 247 to round out the Cougar contingent.