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Cougs Overcome Rocky Start, Finish Strong
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 06/21/1999
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March 2, 1999

VALLEJO, Calif. - After a rocky start, the Washington State women's golf team (630) moved up three spots to claim a sixth place finish out of 16 teams in the 36-hole Bay Area Classic at Blue Rock Springs Golf Course March 1-2.

Senior Stefanie Coleman (79-76), a native of Tacoma, Wash. led the women, dropping three strokes off her first round play to finish with a total of 155 and in an eight-way tie for 16th place. Freshman Carmel Sielicki (Modesto, Calif., 78-81 --- 159) earned her best finish as a Cougar, finishing in a four-way tie for 34th place. Jennifer Dodd (Portland, Ore., 81-77 --- 158) also played well, dropping four strokes off her first round total to finish in a two-way tie for 32nd place.

Washington's Kelli Kamimura (67-75 --- 142), ranked sixth nationally, won a two-hole playoff with Pepperdine's Tamie Durdin to claim top individual honors.

Nationally ranked #15 Pepperdine University (587) captured the Bay Area Classic tournament title. Co-hosts California (619) and San Francisco (629) finished in fourth and fifth places, respectively. Fellow Pac-10 school Washington (592) placed second.

UP NEXT: The Cougar women travel to Monterey, Calif. to compete in the Spartan Invitational hosted by San Jose State University March 8-10.

WSU RESULTS: T16) Stefanie Coleman, 79-76 --- 155. T32) Jennifer Dodd, 81-77 --- 158. T34) Carmel Sielicki, 78-81 --- 159. T43) Jenny Ballou, 80-82 --- 162. T47) Raphael Garstecki, 85-78 --- 163.

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