Ferguson Paces Women's Golf At SJSU Invitational

March 4, 2002

SALINAS, Calif. - -

Oregon State junior Stacie Ferguson carded a 75 to pace the women's golf team at the San Jose State Spartan Invitational and is tied for 21st after Monday's opening round at the par 72, 5,938-yard Corral de Tierra Country Club.

The Beavers shot a 312 and are in 13th in a field of 16 teams with two rounds to play. Among the field are seven of the nation's top 25 programs.

Ferguson, whose top finish of 21st this year came at the OSU Shanico Invitational, shot 37 on her first nine and finished with a 38. The Tucson, Ariz., native is among 12 players who shot 75 on Monday.

Ashlei Pendleton, who leads the team in scoring average at 76.6, shot 37-40--77 to tie for 43rd.

Laura Skinner and Kelly Ferris each shot 80 to tie for 57th, and freshman Alex Lucio finished with an 87.

The Beavers own a nine-shot lead over UNLV, and trail No. 19 Washington by six shots. A pack of five teams are 10 strokes ahead of OSU and are within one shot of each other in a tie for sixth and eighth.

California leads the tournament by five strokes over No. 16 Pepperdine after shooting 289 to open the tournament.

Cal's Ria Quizon forged a three-shot lead over three players after a 68 on Monday.

The field is scheduled to play 18 holes on Tuesday and Wednesday for a total of 54.

TEAM SCORES (par 288)

1. California 289, 2. Pepperdine 294, 3. Oklahoma State 297, 4. New Mexico State 299, 5. Texas 300, 6. San Jose State 301, 6. USC 301, 8. South Carolina 302, 8. Arizona State 302, 8. Penn State 302, 11. Washington 306, 12. Oregon 308, 13. Oregon State 312, 14. UNLV 321, 15. Hawaii 337, 16. CSU-Monterey Bay 362.

TOP INDIVIDUAL SCORES (par 72)

1. Ria Quizon, Cal 32-36-68, 2. Kristy McPherson, South Carolina 33-38-71, 2. Becky Lucidi, USC 35-36-71, 2. Anna Temple (individual), Cal 36-35-71, 5. Four tied at 72.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T21. Stacie Ferguson 37-38-75, t43. Ashlei Pendleton 37-40-77, t57. Laura Skinner 39-41-80, t57. Kelly Ferris 39-41-80, t74. Alex Lucio 42-45-87.

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