Huskies Finish Sixth At Stanford Collegiate
Oct. 18, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. - Anya Alvarez shot a three-round score of 4-under 209 to lead the Washington Husky women's golf team to a sixth-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate.
Alvarez was the only golfer out of 81 competitors to card three rounds all under par during the tournament held at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course. She ended up tied for a career-best equaling third place, four-strokes behind winner Jennifer Song of USC and one-stroke back of second-place finisher Carlota Ciganda of Arizona State.
"She hit more greens in regulation than anyone else throughout the whole tournament," said Husky head coach Mary Lou Mulflur of her junior sensation. "She hit it really solid all weekend and I'm really pleased for her because she had struggled the last couple years at Stanford."
It was Alvarez's eighth career top-10 finish and best result ever at Stanford. She had previously finished 29th and 80th at the golf course.
Washington entered today's final round in fifth out of 15 teams but was overtaken in the standings on the final day by USC. The Huskies shot +13 (297) on Sunday and finished +24 (876) overall. USC cummulated a final round total of +5 (289) and were +21 (873) overall.
Defending NCAA Champion Arizona State won by four strokes over UCLA after shooting a 12-under-par 840. Vanderbilt was third followed by Texas, USC and Washington.
After Alvarez, senior Molly Aronsson was the Huskies' next top finisher, tying for 23rd at +4. She shot her second-consecutive round of 3-over 74.
Sadena Parks had her best day of the tournament carding and even-par 71 on Sunday. The sophomore ended up tied for 33rd at +7.
The Huskies are off until the Las Vegas Showdown, from Monday, Oct. 26 through Wednesday Oct. 28.
Other Notes: Mulflur will be in Portland, Ore., tomorrow to be inducted into the inaugural hall of fame class at Grant High School. She was a two-time Oregon state high school champion while competing at Grant.