OSU In 13th In Tucson

Feb. 21, 2005

TUCSON, Ariz.- - The Oregon State women's golf team is in 13th place Monday after two rounds of the Wildcat Invitational at the par-71 Arizona National Golf Club. The Beavers completed the day with a two-round total of 641.

Junior Leah Whiting led the Beavers with a 152 and is tied for 32nd, including an even-par 71 in the opening round. Sophomore Jill Ferrante posted two 76s and is also tied for 32nd.

'The first round was a good round of golf for us,' said head coach Risë Lakowske, 'but in the second we ran into some difficult situations on this desert course that we couldn't recover from.

'We just didn't respond in the afternoon round.'

UCLA, who won the Kent Youel Invitational back in October by 19 strokes, leads host Arizona by five strokes with a 5-over 573. Tennessee is seven strokes back in third.

Arizona State's Louise Stahle holds the individual lead at 6-under 136, which included an opening round 7-under 64. The Bruins' Charlotte Maytorkas and the Lady Vols' Violeta Retamoza are two strokes behind Stahle.

Freshmen Julie Uhrik and Jessi Gebhardt each struggled in the second round. Uhrik is tied for 66th and Gebhardt is tied for 73rd.

Senior Kelly Kerkvliet posted a 174.

'The inexperience on this course showed today, but a lot was learned,' added Lakowske.

'They'll be better for it and will do better tomorrow.'

The final round begins Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. MST.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 284/568)

1. UCLA 287-286--573; 2. Arizona 289-289--578; 3. Tennessee 292-288--580; 4. Arizona State 294-291--585; 5. Oklahoma State 290-303--593; 6. Stanford 303-293--596; 7. Pepperdine 305-292--597; 8. Oregon 300-304--604; 9. UNLV 303-302--605; 10. New Mexico State 313-296--609; 11. Vanderbilt 314-316--630; 12. Nevada 313-324--637; 13. Oregon State 307-334--641; 14. Northern Arizona 329-323--652.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (PAR 71/142)

1. Louise Stahle, Arizona State 64-72--136; 2. Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA 70-68--138; 2. Violeta Retamoza, Tennessee 67-71--138; 4. Elena Kurokawa, UNLV 73-68--141; 4. Lani Elston, Arizona 68-73--141.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T32. Leah Whiting 71-81--152; t32. Jill Ferrante 76-76--152; t66. Julie Uhrik 78-88--166; t73. Jessi Gebhardt 82-89--171; t75. Kelly Kerkvliet 84-90--174.

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