OSU Drops To 15th In The Bruin Classic

March 25, 2003

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - -

The Oregon State women's golf team shot a 330 in Tuesday's second round of the UCLA/Pioneer Classic, dropping to 15th overall with a score of 643 and one round to play Wednesday at the par-72 Robinson Ranch Country Club.

No OSU golfer shot better than 82 Tuesday, and Alex Lucio leads the way with a two-round total of 14-over 158 after a second round 84. Lucio is tied for 43rd after matching a career best with a 74 Monday.

Laura Skinner is two shots back in a tie for 53rd in the 20-team, 100-player field. Six teams are ranked among the nation's top 25.

Kelly Ferris and Stacie Ferguson each led the Beavers with 82s Tuesday; Ferris is tied for 63rd and Ferguson 70th. Ashlei Pendleton fired an 83 and is in 85th.

The Beavers lead Oregon in the Civil War Series contest by 10 strokes. The winner earns one point toward the series competition.

None of the field shot better than 300 Tuesday, and only California broke that mark Monday on a difficult golf course with tricky greens.

USC moved up from third on Tuesday to stake a 5-stroke lead over Pepperdine going into the final round.

Individually, San Jose State's Ashley Gomes' 69 was the lowest second round score by four shots and propelled her into a 1-shot lead over USC's Mikaela Parmlid and Lindsay Morgan of Washington. Gomes posted a 2-over 146.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 72/576)

1. USC 304-300-604; 2. Pepperdine 304-305-609; 3. California 296-315-611; 4. New Mexico 306-307-613; 5. UCLA 'B' 300-320-620; 5. Texas Tech 315-305-620; 7. San Jose State 316-308-624; 8. UCLA 310-315-625; 9. New Mexico State 320-306-626; 10. Washington 313-318-631; 11. Stanford 310-322-632; 12. Washington State 310-324-634; 13. BYU 321-316-637; 14. San Francisco 311-330-641; 15. Oregon State 313-330-643; 16. UC-Irvine 330-316-646; 17. CS-Northridge 327-325-652; 18. Oregon 324-329-653; 19. Long Beach State 323-333-656; 20. Portland State 331-327-658.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (PAR 72/144)

1. Ashley Gomes, San Jose State 77-69-146; 2. Mikaela Parmlid, USC 71-76-147; 2. Lindsay Morgan, Washington 71-76-147; 4. Katherine Hull, Pepperdine 73-75-148; 4. Irene Cho, USC 75-73-148.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T43. Alex Lucio 74-84-158; t53. Laura Skinner 77-83-160; t63. Kelly Ferris 80-82-162; t70. Stacie Ferguson 82-82-164; Ashlei Pendleton 87-83-170.

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