Women’s golf heads to California

Cougars will compete in last tournament before Pac-12 Championships


Courtesy of WSU Athletic Communications

Senior Alivia Brown plays in the PING/ASU Invitational on March 25 in Arizona.

COLIN CONNOLLY , Evergreen reporter

WSU women’s golf will travel to Silicon Valley, California, on Sunday to participate in the Silverado Showdown for the second year in a row.

Last year the Cougars tied for 13th place at the Silverado Showdown. Senior Bree Wanderscheid said she learned from last year the course can be challenging.

“I know this course has some holes that require some strategy,” Wanderscheid said, “but other than that, the course is super fun.”

Senior Alivia Brown will be playing for her sixth-straight top-15 finish this weekend. In last year’s Silverado Showdown, Brown and Wanderscheid tied for 64th place.

Both seniors are taking experience from last year and bringing it to the tournament this weekend. Adjustments are a key to being successful in golf, whether that is from tournament to tournament or even day-by-day, Wanderscheid said.

This is the last tournament of the season for the Cougars before they head into the Pac-12 Championships starting April 22 in Seattle.

Six other Pac-12 teams are participating in the Silverado Showdown, including five ranked in the top 25 and three in the top 10.

No. 1 University of California, Los Angeles, will be participating in the tournament looking to win its sixth event this season.

Wanderscheid is looking forward to closing the season on a high note.

“My personal goals for the Silverado Showdown and the rest of the championship is to have fun playing the game I love,” Wanderscheid said.

The Silverado Showdown is set to begin with the first round Sunday at the Silverado Resort. Round two will be played Monday followed by the final round Tuesday.