Women's Golf Heads to Tacoma for Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 4, 2002

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's golf team heads to Tacoma, Wash., for its second event of the season, the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational, Monday through Wednesday at the Tacoma Country Club.

The Ducks will again feature three freshmen and a sophomore among their starting five. Erin Andrews, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., will play No. 1, while fellow freshman Therese Wenslow will play at No. 2. Wenslow, from Sweden, tied for ninth two weeks ago at the season-opening Shanico Invitational as the Ducks finished fourth for their highest showing under third-year head coach Shannon Rouillard.

'I'm very pleased with how we started the season,' said Rouillard. 'I'm excited to see what we can do at this tournament because we have a chance to beat some teams we need to beat to get to regionals.'

The tournament will also be a homecoming for freshman Michelle Timpani, who hails from nearby Gig Harbor, Wash. Timpani, who will be at No. 5, is the only current Duck who has previously played Tacoma CC.

'It's always exciting to get out a play on a new golf course,' said Rouillard. 'From what I understand, it plays a lot like Eugene (Country Club) in that the greens are small and in excellent condition. If you can hit the greens from the fairway, you will have a very good chance for birdie.'

Rounding out the Duck quintet will be sophomore Johnna Nealy at No. 3 and redshirt senior Annie Davis, who will be seeing her first action of the season, at No. 4. Sophomore Jess Carlyon will also compete as an individual.

The 10-team tournament field includes California, Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Jose State, Stanford, UCLA, two-time defending champ USC and host Washington. The tournament was last held in 2000 when the Ducks finished eighth in their first appearance at the Edean Ihlanfeldt.

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