April 7, 2006
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State women's golf team makes their to the Bay Area for the second time this year to face familiar foes at the Peg Barnard Collegiate, held at the par-72, 6,168 yard Stanford Golf Course...the two-day tournament will begin Saturday, April 8, and play through Sunday, April 9...the tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. Sunday.
The Field: The 14-team field will include (Golfweek Rankings): UC Irvine (31), Denver, Fresno State, Hawaii, Long Beach State (23), Ohio State (19), Oregon State (49), Portland State, San Francisco, San Jose State (44), Santa Clara, Stanford (21), and Washington State (45).
Pacific-10 Tops National Rankings: In the most current rankings put out by Golfweek, the women's golf team is currently ranked No.45 nationally...with six teams in the Pacific-10 ranked in the top-25 nationally, the Pac-10 makes up 25 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.6 USC, No.14 California, No. 18 Arizona, No. 21 Stanford, No. 26 Washington, No. 41 Oregon, and No. 49 Oregon State...this marks the first time this season that all of the Pac-10 schools are represented in the nation's top-50.
Cougar At The Peg Barnard Collegiate (Last Season): Washington State senior two-time All-American Kim Welch captured her 11th career tournament victory and her second consecutive individual title at the Peg Barnard California Collegiate...in the opening round Welch fired a 5-under 66, setting both the school record for lowest single round score and the course record at the Stanford Golf Course...Welch was the only player under par in the 80-player field...the Cougars finished second as a team, recording consecutive rounds of 295 for a total of 590 (+22)...Anastasia Kostina finished tied for eighth place, shooting 147 (+5)...senior Jay-Lee Longbottom recorded her sixth consecutive top 25 finish, tying for 17th place with a score of 151 (+9)...fellow senior Maria Kostina also finished in the top 25, shooting 152 (+10) and finishing tied for 19th...redshirt sophomore Heather O'Leary shot 164 (+22) to round out the scoring for the Cougars
Cougars At The PING/ASU Invitational (Last Tournament): The Cougars battled some of the nation's top teams to finish the three-day tournament tied with Texas for the 13th position...the Cougs fired a final round score 308 (+20) to finish ahead of Pac-10 foes No. 24 Washington and No. 34 Oregon...Anastasia Kostina garnered her ninth consecutive top 25 finish...the All-American senior fired a 75 (+3) during the final round, to finish the tournament knotted for 21st...freshman Amy Eneroth notched her lowest round of the tournament, posting a final round score of 74 (+1) to knot herself in a tie at 45th...sophomore Tracy Broders finished the tournament in a tie for 71st...Jessica Black knocked four strokes of her second round score firing a 78 (+6) during the final round to finish in a tie for 74th...Haley Parsons ended the tournament in 76th
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.20 in the most recent Golfstat rankings and No. 38 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 second with top 25 career finishes (25) in the Cougar record books.