Feb. 20, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. -
Junior Kristen Allard fired a WSU-best 5-over 76 Sunday to pace Washington State University women's golf team during the final day of play at the 2011 Peg Barnard Invitational, competed on the par 71, 6,148-yard Stanford Golf Course.
The tournament began Saturday but was suspended midway through the first round due to inclement weather. That forced the field to conclude first-round play this morning then immediately begin the second and final round.
The Cougars finished the event in ninth place following a final-round 316 (+33). It marked an eight-stroke improvement over their first-round score and gave WSU a two-day total of 640 (+72). No. 9 California won the tournament by 18 strokes over No. 27 Stanford as it finished the two-day tournament at 579 (+11). Five of the tournament's 10 teams were ranked among the top 30 nationally.
Allard finished the tournament tied for 28th with a two-round score of 155 (+13). She was followed in the Cougar lineup by sophomore Emma Betland, who posted a two-day score of 161 (+19) and tied for 43rd. Betland did improve her second-round score by five strokes after opening with an 83. Sophomore Ellen Park also showed improvement from the first to second round, ending with an 80 (+9), an improvement of two strokes from round one. She finished tied for 48th with a total of 162 (+20).
Freshman Mallory Kent completed her two rounds tied for 53rd with a total score of 163 (+21). Her best round of the event was an 80 to open the tournament. Senior Allison Travis showed a three-stroke improvement from round one to two as she ended with an 82 (+11), giving her a two-day total of 167 (+25), tied for 58th.
WSU also had three players competing as individuals with sophomore Ali Thompson leading the way as her two-round total of 162 (+20) tied with teammate Ellen Park for 48th. Thompson shot a 77 (+6) in round two, the second-best round by a Cougar during the weekend. Freshman Brenda Jeserning finished tied for 63rd as she completed the two-day tournament with a score of 173 (+31) while sophomore Julia Manseau ended her two rounds with a score of 199 (+57).
The Cougars are next in action Feb. 28 - March 2 when they compete in the Bruin Wave Invitational in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Peg Barnard Invitational
Stanford Golf Course
Par 71, 6,148 yards
FINAL TEAM SCORES: 1. California, 579 ; 2. Stanford, 597 ; 3. UC Davis, 599 ; 4. Colorado, 602; 5. Washington, 610; 6. San Jose State, 619; 7. Santa Clara, 625; 8. Rollins, 639; 9. WASHINGTON STATE, 640; 10. Fresno State, 653.
Individuals (Top 5 plus WSU): 1. Emily Childs (Cal), 140; 2. Daniela Holmqvist (Cal), 143; 3. Anya Alvarez (Wash.), 145; T4. Demi Runas (UC Davis), 147; T4. Sally Watson (Stan), 147; T4. Kristina Wong (Stan), 147...T28. Kristen Allard (WSU), 155; T43. Emma Betland (WSU), 161; T48. Ellen Park (WSU), 162; T48. Ali Thompson (WSU), 162; T53. Mallory Kent (WSU), 163; T58. Allison Travis (WSU), 167; T63. Brenda Jesernig (WSU), 173; 69. Julia Manseau (WSU), 199.