Ducks Move Up to 17th at UCLA/Pioneer Electronics Classic

March 26, 2003

Santa Clarita, Calif. - Oregon shot a 320 Wednesday in the final round of the UCLA/Pioneer Electronics Classic, played at the 6,270-yard, par-72 Robinson Ranch Golf Club, to move up a spot and finish 17th with a 973 three-round total. The 320 was the Ducks' lowest round of the tournament.

Freshman Michelle Timpani had Oregon's best round Wednesday, a 77 that helped her finish tied for 63rd at 242. Grants Pass, Ore., sophomore Johnna Nealy was a shot back and tied for 65th at 243.

No. 2 Pepperdine came from behind to win the tournament at 898. The Waves made up seven strokes Wednesday to pass No. 5 USC, which finished second at 900. No. 13 New Mexico and Texas Tech tied for third at 917, while No. 9 California's 918 rounded out the top five.

The Ducks finished two strokes ahead of Long Beach State (975) as well as Portland State (993) and Cal State Northridge (995).

Oregon next competes at the Ping/ASU Invitational April 4-6 in Tempe, Ariz.

UCLA/Pioneer Electronics Classic
Robinson Ranch Golf Club
Santa Clarita, Calif.
Final Round
6,270 Yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, Pepperdine, 304-305-289-898. 2, USC, 304-300-296-900. 3 (tie), New Mexico, 306-307-304-917; Texas Tech, 315-305-297-917. 5, California, 296-315-307-918. 6, UCLA 'B', 300-320-306-926. 7, UCLA, 310-315-307-932. 8, New Mexico State, 320-306-308-934. 9 (tie), Stanford, 310-322-312-944; Oregon State, 313-330-301-944; Washington, 313-318-313-944. 12, San Jose State, 316-308-322-946. 13, Washington State, 310-324-315-949; Brigham Young, 321-316-312-949. 15, San Francisco, 311-330-313-954. 16, UC Irvine, 330-316-325-971. 17, Oregon, 324-325-320-973. 18, Long Beach State, 323-333-319-975. 19, Portland State, 331-327-335-993. 20, Cal State Northridge, 327-325-343-995.

OREGON FINISHERS - 63 (tie), Michelle Timpani, 83-82-77-242. 65 (tie), Johnna Nealy, 79-82-82-243. 71 (tie), Lacy Erickson, 84-82-79-245. 73 (tie), Erin Andrews, 81-83-82-246. 84, Therese Wenslow, 81-89-83-253.

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