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USF Women's Golf Finishes Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in 11th place

Oct. 11, 2006

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(Sammamish, WA) - USF women's golf leaped to 11th place after the final round of the 2006 Edean Ihlanfeldt, hosted by Washington at the Sahalee Country Club. The Dons posted a final round score of 313 today for a three round total of 949 (324, 312, 313), placing ahead of Long Beach State and three Pac-10 teams, Cal, Washington State and Oregon State.

"This course is the toughest course we will play all year and we had a few small victories, but overall, as a young team, we still need to learn to do a better job of damage control," said head coach Josh Cupp.

Fresman Natasha Podmore's final round score of one-under 71 propelled her from the 16th spot into the top-10 individual finishers. In her second collegiate event, Podmore carded five birdies in the final round, nine birdies in total, good for eighth place at 223 (75, 77, 71).

"I am very proud of Natasha's performance on the course. She did a good job of taking care of her golf ball out there," said Cupp.

Junior Jessica Potter was USF's next best finisher, posting a final round score of 75 for an overall total of 238 (88, 75, 75).

No. 15 Stanford held onto the first place title with a total score of 896 (303, 297, 296). New Mexico finished closely behind in second place at 902 (301, 300, 301), followed by No. 5 Arizona State in third place at 904 (299, 306, 299). West Coast Conference rival Pepperdine finished in fourth place at 912 (302, 307, 303) and No. 17 USC rounds out the top five at 922 (310, 308, 304).

Stanford's Mari Chun clinched the tournament crown with a total score of 215 (68, 72, 75).

The Dons return to action October 24-25 to compete in their last fall tournament, the 2006 Kent Youel Invitational, hosted by Hawaii.