WSU's Welch Sets Course Record, UO Eighth at Oregon Duck Invitational

March 10, 2003

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. - Kim Welch shot a course record 68 to lead Washington State to a commanding 14-stroke lead after the first day of the Oregon Duck Invitational played Monday at the 5,953-yard, par 72 Shadow Hills Country Club. Freshman Therese Wenslow was tied for 16th to pace the host Ducks.

Wenslow had rounds of 75-81 to tie for 16th at 156. Also for the Ducks, freshman Erin Andrews was tied for 23rd at 158, while sophomore Jess Carlyon, playing on Oregon's second team, was tied for 28th at 159.

Despite struggling to an 83-82-165 that left her tied for 48th, Duck freshman Michelle Timpani provided the shot of the day, holing out for eagle from 110 yards on the par-5, 477-yard ninth hole. Timpani's was the only eagle of the day.

Welch, who won last year's Oregon Duck Invitational when it was played at Mallard Creek in Lebanon, Ore., had rounds of 70-68-138 Monday to take a seven stroke lead over San Diego State's Shayna Miyajima, who had a 73-73-145, in the individual standings.

Washington State leads the competition with a two-round total of 594, followed by San Diego State at 608, Missouri at 615, Idaho at 622 and Portland State at 623. Oregon was eighth at 641, just two strokes back of Colorado.

The tournament concludes with the final round beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

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