Women's Golf To Stanford Intercollegiate

Oct. 18, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - -

SCHEDULE: The Beavers head to Stanford for the Stanford Intercollegiate Friday through Sunday, with 18 holes each day.

THE COURSE: The Stanford Golf Club, which carries a par of 72 and plays to 6,190 yards, hosts the Stanford Intercollegiate.

THE FIELD: The 16-team field includes Oregon State, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt, New Mexico, Oregon, UCLA, Pepperdine, USC, Tulsa, Arizona State, Texas A&M, Washington State, Mew Mexico State, Washington, California, and San Jose State.

THE LINEUP: Ashlei Pendleton (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.) Ashlei carded a 72 in the opening round of the OSU Shanico... tied for 10th at Shanico with a 223... fired a 73 in the final round of the rain-shortened Fall Preview, finishing tied for 49th at the prestigious event... averages 75.2 strokes... ranked 99th by Golfweek.

Stacie Ferguson (Jr., Tucson, Ariz.) Stacie shot 156 at the Preview, good for a tie for 73rd... shot 227 to tie for 21st at OSU Shanico... 76.6 average.

Laura Skinner (So., Boise, Idaho) Laura opened the season with a 161 at the NCAA Fall Preview... shot a 71 at the Shanico to become the sixth player in OSU history to post that score, which is the third-lowest at OSU... tied for 29th at Shanico with a 229... 78.0 average.

Alex Lucio (Fr., Bogota, Colombia) Alexandra began her OSU career at the Preview with a 76 to lead the Beavs in the opening round before having to withdraw due to the flu... tied for 57th at Shanico with a 237... 78.2 average.

Kelly Ferris (So., Albany, Ore.) Kelly tied for 62nd at the Shanico with a 239... 79.6 average.

LAST ACTION: The Beavers finished eighth at the OSU Shanico with a 912, while Ashlei Pendleton had the best tournament of her career by finishing tied for 10th. Laura Skinner turned in the best round of the season for OSU so far with a 71.

LAST YEAR'S STANFORD INTERCOLLEGAITE: The Beavers shot 939 to finish 14th, with Carina Olsson coming in tied for 19th individually with a 226.

OSU IN THE RANKINGS: The Beavers are ranked 42nd in the most recent Golfweek poll. Ashlei Pendleton is ranked 99th.

COACH RISE LAKOWSKE ON THE TEAM: 'Ashlei is coming off a 10th-place finish at the Shanico, and Stacie played well, too. We've had another week's worth of practice, so we're a little more prepared now.

'This is a great course. I'm familiar with it, and it favors Ashlei's, Stacie's and Laura's games, whereas the Kelly and Alex hit more of a fade, so I'm not sure how it will affect them. Overall, it favors our game though, and it will be to our advantage to play on this course.

'This is where we qualified for Nationals in 1998, and this may be our regional site this year - we're hoping to qualify for regionals here.

'We're not even half way through the season, so they're still sharpening their games.'

THE COACHES: Ris� Lakowske is in her 12th season at Oregon State, and is the most successful women's golf coach in school history. Lakowske has taken the team to eight consecutive NCAA West Regional appearances, and was honored as the 1998 Far West District Coach of the Year. Lakowske is a former OSU student-athlete (1973-77).

Angie Cates joined the OSU staff as the assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs. Cates comes to OSU after playing professionally since 2000 on the Futures Tour and the Ladies Challenge Tour. The 1998 Washington State graduate worked three years as an associate producer for The Golf Channel before playing professionally. Cates was an Academic All-American at WSU, as well as an All-Pac-10 selection her senior year.

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