Women's Golf Opens Spring Season in San Diego

Feb. 15, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's golf team opens the spring season by traveling to San Diego for the 2002 Aztec Invitational, Sunday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 18 at the 6,040-yard, par 73 Lake San Marcos Country Club.

'This trip is a marker for us to see where we're at,' said Oregon head coach Shannon Rouillard. 'It's a chance to see where we've improved since last fall and a chance to see what need to work on and for the rest of the spring season. It's all about playing in competition.'

Former track runner Annie Davis, a junior from Portland, Ore., will be making her Duck golf debut. Joining Davis in the Oregon quintet will be senior Kathy Cho, junior Kim Melrose, sophomore Lacy Erickson and freshman Jess Carlyon. Davis spent the last two-and-a-half years with the Oregon track and cross country programs, before joining the golf program last fall.

'It's very exciting for Annie,' said Rouillard. 'She's a competitor though and through, and it doesn't surprise me at all that she has made the top five this early in her career. I'm excited to see what she can do this weekend.'

Michigan, ranked No. 14 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, is the highest ranked opponent in the 20-team field. No. 20 Washington and No. 22 Kent State are also ranked teams who will join UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge, Colorado State, Denver, Hawaii, Illinois, Long Beach State, Nevada-Las Vegas, Northern Arizona, Oregon, Portland, Portland State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, Southern Illinois and Weber State.

Oregon has appeared in one previous Aztec Invitational, winning the 2000 tournament with a 575 score.

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