Women's Golf Travels to Washington for Second Tournament

Oct. 4, 2012

By Elly Walker

Weekly Release

FRESNO, Calif. -- The Fresno State women's golf team tees off its second tournament of the fall season on Monday, Oct. 8, in Sammamish, Wash. at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational.

"We will transition from all the hard work and pressure they've been under the last two weeks to knowing we are ready and believing in our talent," head coach Angie Cates-Moore said. "Our confidence and trust in our games will play a huge role."

Competition will be tough for the Bulldogs as they face host and No. 1 ranked school Washington. The Huskies hold an average team score of 70.06.

Along with Washington, the Bulldogs will face 14 other teams including Stanford, UC Davis, UNLV, Oregon and Oregon State.

"It's a good field and Washington is ranked No. 1 in the country by golfweek," Cates-Moore said. "However, our focus is Sahalee and executing the shots we have been practicing. It doesn't matter who's in the tournament."

The three-day, 54-hole tournament is held at Sahalee Country Club and will be the 31st Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational hosted by UW.

Sahalee Country Club is a par-72, 6,054-yard course located in the beautiful Northwest. Sahalee Country Club is rich in golf tradition as it was the host of the 1998 PGA Championship as well as the NEC World Golf Championship in 2002 and the USGA Senior Open in 2010.

The Bulldog lineup includes Hannah Sodersten, Madchen Ly, Shaylee Yano, Christine Uhalde, and Taylor Wilkinson. Sodersten is ranked in the top 10 of the Mountain West and Ly and Uhalde are ranked in the top 20 in scoring average.

"We have been working very hard to prepare for a golf course that requires precision," Cates-Moore said. "The team is prepared and they know what is required to play well. We have some outstanding ball strikers on our team, hitting fairways and greens are their strengths."