The San Jose State women's golf team travels to Seattle this week for the three-day Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by the University of Washington, on Monday, October 8 through Wednesday, October 10.
The teams play 18 holes each day at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash. The course will play at par 72, with a distance of 6,054 yards. Sahalee has hosted many prestigious tournaments throughout the years including the 2010 U.S. Senior Open, 2002 NEC World Championship and the 1998 PGA Championship.
Competing for the Spartans are Cha Cha Willhoite, Regina De Guzman, Kathleen Rojas, Stephanie Gibri and Megan Osland.
"This tournament is all about playing the golf course," said Spartan head coach John Dormann. "We have to position ourselves properly on the course depending on where the pin is. The fairways are very narrow and tree lined, so we have to hit them. Our short game will be key to our success. We have to realize that bogeys are ok to have, but we have to avoid the big numbers."
Six Spartans have won the individual title at the tournament - Katrina Delen-Briones (2009), Vibeke Stensrud (1995), Janice Moodie (1993), Tracy Hanson (1992), Julie Ralls (1985) and Juli Inkster (1982). Four San Jose State teams won the team title - 1995, 1993, 1992 and 1982.
Teams competing at the invitational include Fresno State, Gonzaga, Hawaii, Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland State, San Diego State, San Francisco, Seattle U., Stanford, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UNLV, Washington and the Spartans.
Tee times for the week are 9 a.m. on Monday, 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
Golfstat.com will provide live scoring. Link available at: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=3946.