Oct. 22, 2004
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - Washington State junior Anastasia Kostina moved into a tie for third at the Women's World Amateur Team Championships, Friday.
After firing a third-round 69 (-3), Kostina moved from being tied for fifth to being tied for third. Heading into the final round, Kostina is only two strokes back of the leader.
Kostina is at 212 (-4) for the tournament.
Kostina Ranked 13th: After posting her first career victory at the Stanford Women's Intercollegiate last week, Kostina has moved up to No. 13 on the Women's Golfstat Cup rankings.
The Championships: The World Amateur Team Championships are conducted by the International Golf Federation (formerly the World Amateur Golf Council). The IGF is the governing body of golf in over 100 countries.
The championships, occurring every other year, are being held at the Rio Mar Country Club's Ocean and River Courses. The par-72 Ocean Course is 6,159-yards, and the par-72 River Course, designed by Greg Norman, is 5,956-yards.
Kostina and her teammates, Galina Rotmistrova and Maria Verchenova, will be competing for the Espirito Santo Trophy. There are 50 countries competing, with each team being comprised of two or three players. The two lowest scores are taken for each day, constituting the team score for the round. The four-day, 72-hole total, will be the team's score for the championship.
Live scoring for the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com. Results will be posted here at www.wsucougars.com after each round.