Women's Golf Hosts 2003 Oregon Duck Invitational

March 9, 2003

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EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's golf team will host the 2003 Oregon Duck Invitational Monday and Tuesday at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Ore. Eleven teams will compete on the par-72, 5,982-yard lay out. Teams will play 36 holes Monday, and 18 Tuesday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on both days.

Joining Oregon will be Colorado, Colorado State, Idaho, Missouri, Montana State, Portland, Portland State, San Diego State, Santa Clara and Washington State.

Oregon will be led by freshman Therese Wenslow, who brings a 75.1 stroke average into the event, and sophomore Johnna Nealy, who tied the Oregon sophomore single-round record with a 69 last week at San Jose State. All 10 golfers on Oregon's roster will be in action at the tournament, as the Ducks will field two teams.

'My hope is to keep building this tournament so it does become a first rate event that teams do want to come to, so we can showcase not only our golf team but also the university and our incredible facilities,' said Oregon coach Shannon Rouillard.

Last year's team champion, Washington, is not participating in the 2003 event, but individual champ Kim Welch, a sophomore from Washington State, will be among the 60 players. Welch won the 2002 Oregon Duck Invitational with an even par 216. In last year's tournament, played at Mallard Creek in Lebanon, Ore., the Ducks finished 11th of 15 teams. Individually, Kathy Cho, last year's lone senior, was the highest Oregon finisher, tying for 13th at 225. Lacy Erickson, now a junior, tied for 32nd at 232, while sophomore Jess Carlyon tied for 48th at 237.

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