Oregon Women's Golf Opens First Round of Stanford/Pepsi Invitational

Oct. 19, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - The Oregon women's golf team shot a 321 Friday, finishing last in the first round of the Stanford/Pepsi Invitational at the par-72, 6,154-yard Stanford Golf Course.

Oregon Senior Kathy Cho proved the Ducks' top performer of the day, shooting 40 on the front nine and 39 on the back to finish tied for 65th. Freshmen Johnna Nealy and Jessica Carlyon both finished tied for 79th and shot nine-over for scores of 81.

'We struggled as a team today,' said Oregon head coach Shannon Rouillard. 'We improved our approaches, but we did not putt well - end of story.'

No. 1 Vanderbilt took the first day lead by shooting a blistering 280, followed by No. 4 Tulsa in second at 284 and California and No. 29 Washington tied for third at 293.

Arizona State's Jimin Kang led the pack, shooting 7-under for a score of 65,and finished her round with a two-stroke lead on Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh and Vanderbilt's Nicki Culter.

Second round action gets underway Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

Stanford Pepsi Invitational
Stanford Golf Course
Stanford, Calif.
First Round
6,154 Yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, Vanderbilt, 280. 2, Tulsa, 284. 3(tie), California, 293, Washington, 293. 5 (tie), Arizona State, 294, Southern California, 294, UCLA, 294. 8, Texas A&M, 296. 9, New Mexico, 297. 10, New Mexico State, 300. 11, Pepperdine, 301. 12, Oregon State, 304. 13 (tie), Stanford, 305, Texas Tech ,305. 15, San Jose State, 309. 16, Washington State, 317. 17, Oregon, 321.

OREGON FINISHERS - 65(tie), Kathy Cho, 79. 69(tie), Lacy Erickson, 80. 79(tie), Jessica Carlyon, 81, Johnna Nealy, 81.86, Kim Melrose, 86.

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