Oct. 28, 2007
(San Francisco) - USF women's golf travels to Hawaii looking to defend its team title at the 2007 Kent Youel Fall Invitational, beginning Tuesday, October 30 at the Kapolei Golf Course. The Dons enter the event ranked No. 50 in the current GolfWeek.com rankings and are coming off an eighth place showing at the 2007 Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington.
San Francisco posted a six-stroke victory against the host Wahine last season, finishing at 905 (297, 310, 298). Last season, senior Jessica Potter was USF's best finisher overall in fourth place at 224 (71,79, 74), while sophomore Christina Stockton carded the lowest final round score for the Dons, a one-under 71 to jump into a tie for fifth place at 225 (78, 76, 71).
"The team's past success in Hawaii makes them feel comfortable and confident going into this week's tournament," USF head coach Ria Quiazon said. "We look forward to building on our solid finish at Sahalee and continuing to move up the national rankings."
Seven teams ranked in the top-50 nationally headline the 17-team tournament in its seventh year. UCLA enters the talent-laden field with a No. 1 national ranking, followed by No. 4 Southern California, No. 9 California, No. 42 San Jose State, No. 44 Colorado, No. 47 Washington and the Dons round out the ranked teams. Boise State, Cal State Northridge, Central Arkansas, Colorado, Fresno State, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico State, Oregon State, Portland State, Santa Clara, UC Irvine and Washington State complete the field.
San Francisco tees off competition Tuesday with 36 holes on the par-72 course playing at 6,140 yards. Final round action is scheduled for Wednesday. Check out USFDons.com for complete results and recaps from the Kent Youel Invitational.