Sept. 20, 2010
PULLMAN - The Washington State University women's golf team is in second place after the first round of the Cougar Cup, held Monday at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club.
WSU is just one stroke back of Montana after posting a team score of 314 (+26) at the par-72, 6,278-yard course. The Cougars lead Idaho by one stroke, Gonzaga by two and Sacramento State by six. WSU is also ahead of Pacific-10 Conference rival and 42nd-ranked Washington by 12.
"The conditions were tough, and our team fought really hard and finished the round," WSU Head Coach Kelli Kamimura said. "They persevered through everything, and I am proud of the way they competed today."
Leading the way for the Cougars is sophomore Emma Betland, who enters the second round in a four-way tie for second place, one stroke back of the tournament leader. Betland carded a 3-over 75 in round one.
Junior Kristen Allard is also in the top 10 for the Cougars after posting a 78 (+5) on her home course. Freshman Mallory Kent gives WSU a trio of top-25 contenders after posting an 80 (+8) on the first day. She is tied for 17th, just two strokes back on the top 10.
Rounding out the Cougar contingent were sophomores Ali Thompson (81; +9), who is just one stroke back of the top 25, and Ellen Park (87; +15). Playing as individuals, sophomore Brenda Jesernig carded an 81 (+9), redshirt senior Allison Travis posted an 83 (+11) and sophomore Julia Manseau shot 95 (+23).
Tuesday's second round will start with tee times beginning at 8 a.m. The Cougars will begin teeing off at 8:45 a.m.
For complete results from the first round, CLICK HERE.
For second-round tee times, CLICK HERE.