Darkness Suspends Second Round Play At Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 25, 2002

SABINO SPRINGS, Ariz. - -

Darkness suspended the second round of play at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational on Monday, and the Oregon State women's golf team was unable to finish play.

Most teams had one to two holes remaining at the par 72, 6,134-yard Raven at Sabino Springs on Monday, and will finish play Tuesday morning before concluding the tournament with the final 18 holes.

Oregon State was in 17th place after the first round, shooting 334.

Ashlei Pendleton led the Beavers in the first round with a 78, and was on her final hole when play was suspended. With a par, she would shoot 76.

OSU's other four players finished their second rounds, with Stacie Ferguson leading the way with a 76 to total 162 on the day.

Laura Skinner shot 166 and Alex Lucio shot 169. Kelly Ferris recorded a second round 78.

Arizona is looking to defend its three-year winning streak at the Wildcat, and is in first place after one round with a 294. Texas is one shot back, while Duke and UCLA are knotted in third at 296.

UA's Lorena Ochoa and Courtney Swain of Auburn are tied after 67s to start the day. Swain carded a 31 on her first nine.

The top five teams in the country are competing at the Wildcat, and 13 of the 18 teams are ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

FIRST ROUND TEAM SCORES

1. Arizona 294, 2. Texas 295, 3. UCLA 296, 3. Duke 296, 5. Auburn 297, 6. Washington 298, 7. Tennessee 299, 8. Oklahoma State 301, 9. Tulsa 304, 9. New Mexico State 304, 11. Stanford 305, 11. USC 305, 13. Arizona State 306, 14. San Jose State 308, 15. New Mexico 311, 16. Pepperdine 333, 17. Oregon State 334, 18. Southern Methodist 337.

FIRST ROUND INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (par 72)

1. Lorena Ochoa, Arizona 33-34--67, 1. Courtney Swain, Auburn, 31-36--67, 3. Janice Olivencia, Texas, 35-33--68, 4. Tina Schneeberger, Tennessee, 33-36--69. 5. Yvonne Choe, UCLA, 35-36--71.

OREGON STATE SCORES (as available)

Ashlei Pendleton 78-?, Stacie Ferguson 86-76--162, Laura Skinner 85-81--166, Alex Lucio 85-84--169, Kelly Ferris ?-78.

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