Women's Golf Finishes 14th At Bruin Classic

March 13, 2001

MENIFEE, Calif. - - The Oregon State women's golf team finished 14th at the UCLA Bruin Classic after shooting a 322 in Tuesday's final round for a total of 931 on the par 72 Menifee Lakes Country Club.

'This wasn't a very good day today,' head coach Rise Lakowske said of Tuesday's round. 'We didn't respond well to the pressure, but we'll keep working on it.'

The pressure came from the fact that OSU found itself in eighth place after two rounds, and was within 14 strokes of fourth place with 18 holes remaining. Lakowske said the Beavers should get used to being in contention at future tournaments.

OSU got a career-best performance from freshman Laura Skinner, as she shot a 12-over-par 228 over 54 holes to finish tied for 33rd. Skinner's 74 on Monday was a career-low as well, and she finished with a 79 Tuesday.

'We were thinking about our chance to move up in the tournament standings,' Lakowske said. 'Now we've been there, so we should do better next time.'

'The first two rounds went more as I expected from our team,' Lakowske said of OSU's scores of 306 and 303 on Monday. 'We'll look at it more closely and talk about it. We just didn't hit the greens today, which put a lot of pressure on our short-game. They've got very good short games, but it's hard to get up and down consistently when you miss greens. The pin placements were tough today.'

Bridget Bieth tied for 61st with her score of 234, which included a 76 in the second round.

Melanie Furuta tied for 68th after carding a 236 for the tournament, and Carina Olsson finished in a tie for 71st with a 237.

Stacie Ferguson shot 240 to place 84th.

Pepperdine captured the team championship with a six-stroke win over Oklahoma by shooting 873, while Katherine Hull completed the sweep for the Waves by taking medalist honors with her 3-under 213.

OSU will be back in action at the Dr. Thompson's Invitational March 27-29.

TEAM SCORES

1. Pepperdine 292-286-295--873, 2. Oklahoma 292-293-294--879, 3. USC 293-296-298--887, 4. Cal 297-298-301--896, 5. UCLA 291-305-306--902, 6. New Mexico 296-303-307--906, 7. Texas A&M 295-307-312--914, 8. SDSU 312-3-3-304--919, 9. CSU-Northridge 304-307-311--922, 10. Long Beach St. 306-304-313--923, 11. Oregon 303-316-307--926, 11. Nevada 307-311-308--926, 13. San Francisco 311-318-301--930, 14. Oregon State 306-303-322--931, 15. N. Arizona 305-327-305--937, 16. WSU 320-306-314--940, 17. BYU 317-310-314--941, 18. Portland State 325-316-323--964.

LOW INDIVIDUAL SCORES (par 72)

1. Katherine Hull, Pepperdine 70-73-70--213, 2. Angie Yoon, Nevada 68-78-70--216, 2. Allison Johnson, Oklahoma 72-73-71--216, 2. Candie Kung, USC 70-74-72--216.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T33. Laura Skinner 74-75-79--228, t61. Bridget Bieth 80-76-78--234, t68. Melanie Furuta 75-80-81--236, t71. Carina Olsson 78-75-84--237, 84. Stacie Ferguson 79-77-84--240.

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