March 23, 2007
(San Francisco) - Fresh off the best 54-hole tournament score in program history, USF women's golf heads to Junction City, OR to compete in the 2007 Duck Invitational, beginning Monday, March 26 at the Shadow Hills Country Club. The Dons enter the week ranked No. 38 in the current GolfWeek.com rankings and shot an 874 (298, 290, 286) at the 2007 UNLV Spring Invitational.
Junior Jessica Potter returns to the Pacific Northwest as the defending medalist of the event. Potter won a three-hole playoff over Washington State's Anastasia Kostina as Potter shot a bogey and Kostina double-bogeyed the final hole. The two players ended regulation tied at 221 after Potter shot a 1-under 71 final round, two strokes better than Kostina. It was the first collegiate medalist honor for Potter.
San Francisco is one of 14 squads in the field along with No. 46 Washington State, the No. 54 Ducks, Boise State, Central Arkansas, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Idaho State, Montana State, Oregon State, Portland State, San Diego State, Texas-San Antonio and Wyoming. The tournament opens with 36 holes Monday, followed by final round action on Tuesday. All starts will be shotgun, commencing at 9:00 AM on both days.
"I look forward to a strong showing in the Duck Invitational," USF head coach Josh Cupp said. "We made some strides - especially in the consistency department - in our last tournament at UNLV and I look for continued improvement. We have a great opportunity to serve notice that we are a team to be reckoned with on the West Coast."
Freshmen Natasha Podmore, who was the top finisher for the Dons at UNLV in 12th place with an even-par 216, and Christina Stockton will compete this weekend along with seniors Kristin Nichols and Eloise Vicencio. San Francisco posted a seventh place showing at the Duck Invitational last season at 938 (323, 306, 309) in a demanding field.
Log on to USFDons.com for all the scores and recaps of the Dons as they compete in the 2007 Duck Invitational.