Beavers 18th At Longhorn Invitational

March 23, 2004

AUSTIN, Texas - -

Oregon State fired its lowest round of the week on Tuesday at Texas' Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, posting a 336, but the women's golf team remained in 18th place. The Beavers finished with a score of 1,020, 13 shots back of Kansas State and Northwestern.

Alex Lucio led the Beavers with a 246 and a tie for 45th; she finished with an 85 Tuesday.

Freshman Lindsay Eide's final-round 78 was OSU's lowest score of the tournament, propelling her up the leaderboard into a tie for 55th.

OSU's Leah Whiting tied for 79th, and Anna Rosvall and Laura Skinner tied for 87th.

'Our course management hurt us this week,' OSU coach Rise Lakowske said. 'I saw us making some of the same mistakes we made the last two days, and we didn't make the adjustments. This type of course demands better course management, and we need to improve on that.'

Out of 96 golfers and 283 individual rounds, only runner-up Sophia Sheridan of California broke par over at The Hills Country Club (par 72), firing a 71 Tuesday. Vanderbilt's Chris Brady was the only other player to touch par, opening with a 72 and closing with two rounds of 77 to claim a two-shot win at 226.

Vanderbilt moved up from a second-round tie for third to overtake second-place Texas and claim a two-shot win at 935. Vanderbilt's 15-over-par 303 Tuesday was the best score of the tournament.

The Beavers play next Apr. 2-4 at the Arizona State/PING Invitational.

TEAM SCORES (par 288/864)

1. Vanderbilt 316-316-303-935; 2. Texas 309-317-311-937; 3. California 321-311-306-938; 4. USC318-317-306-941; 5. UNLV 313-314-323-950; 6. SMU 320-324-318-962; 6. Purdue 321-323-318-962; 8. North Carolina 324-322-319-965; 9. TCU 320-326-320--966 ; 9. Arizona 327-317-322-966; 11. Oklahoma 321-328-319-968; 12. Tulsa 322-329-323-974; 13. Texas A&M 331-315-331-977; 14. Arizona State 342-328-332-1002; 15. Kansas 349-333-324-1006; 16. Northwestern 339-332-336-1007; 16. Kansas State 341-328-338-1007; 18. Oregon State 339-345-336-1020.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (par 72/216)

1. Chris Brady, Vanderbilt 72-77-77-226; 2. Sophia Sheridan, California 82-75-71-228; 3. Laura Cross, SMU 75-77-77-229; 4. Tanya Dergal, USC 79-76-75-230; 4. Sunny Oh, UNLV 75-78-77-230; 4. Julie Tvede, Tulsa 76-76-78-230.


T45. Alex Lucio 80-81-85-246; t55. Leah Whiting 80-92-78-250; t79. Leah Whiting 88-87-84-259; t87. Anna Rosvall 91-88-90-269; t87. Laura Skinner 91-89-89-269.

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