March 29, 2006
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team caravans down to cactus country to compete against some of the nation's best at the ASU/PING Invitational, held at the par-72, 6,230 yard ASU Karsten Golf Course...the three-day tournament will begin Friday, March 31 and play through Sunday, April 2...18 holes will be player each day with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. from tees No.1 and No. 10.
The Field: The 16-team field will include (Golfweek Rankings): Arizona (18), ASU (3), UCLA (2), Long Beach State (22), Missouri (37), UNLV (10), Oregon (34), Oregon State, Pepperdine (7), USC (4), Stanford (21), Texas, Texas A&M (15), Tulsa (38), Washington (24), and WSU (44).
Pacific-10 Tops National Rankings: In the most current rankings put out by Golfweek, the women's golf team is currently ranked No.44 nationally...with seven teams in the Pacific-10 ranked in the top-25 nationally, the Pac-10 makes up 28 percent of the teams ranked in the top-20...UCLA leads the conference at No.2...other teams ranked in the top-50 include: No. 3 Arizona State, No.4 USC, No.12 California, No. 18 Arizona, No. 21 Stanford, No. 24 Washington, and No. 34 Oregon...the only Pac-10 team not sitting in the top-50 is No.56 Oregon State.
Traveling For The Cougars: Washington State takes a group of young Cougars to the sunshine state to compete...leading the pack is senior Anastasia Kostina, followed by sophomore Tracy Broders, with freshmen Jessica Black, Amy Eneroth, and Haley Parsons rounding out the Cougar contingent.
Cougars At The Duck Invitational (Last Tournament): The Cougars shot their lowest combined team total of the tournament (305) during the final round, to garner a fourth place finish...marked their third consecutive top-5 team finish, and fifth of the season...All-American Anastasia Kostina fired a final round score of 73 (+1) to tie for the top spot...became the second Cougar in five years to capture the title...freshman Amy Eneroth clawed her way up the charts to finish the tournament in a tie for seventh...marked her fourth consecutive top-10 finish and fifth top-25 finish on the season...Jessica Black, tallied a final round score of 76 to knot her in a tie for 17th...marked her second top-25 finish of the season...sophomore Tracy Broders completed the two-day event in a tie for 42nd...freshman Haley Parsons completed her first collegiate tournament knotted at 61st.
Kostina Ranks Nationally: All-American senior Anastasia Kostina not only tops the charts at Washington State, but nationally as well...she is currently ranked No.18 in the most recent Golfstat rankings and No. 34 by GolfWeek ...Kostina is tied for first with top 10 season finishes (9), second place for career top 10 finishes (19), tied for third for top 25 season finishes (10), and fourth with top 25 career finishes (24) in the Cougar record books.