Women's Golf 11th In Texas

Feb. 28, 2005

BRYAN, Tex.- - The Oregon State women's golf team sits in 11th place Monday after the first two rounds of the Texas A&M 'Mo'morial at the par-72 Traditions Golf Club. The Beavers posted a two-round score of 650.

Junior Leah Whiting opened the tournament with an 80 in the morning round, but rebounded with four birdies in the afternoon round for a 77 on a tough course that yielded high scores throughout the field. Whiting is tied for 11th at 157.

Senior Alex Lucio fired back-to-back 80s and is tied for 32nd.

Tournament host Texas A&M led by five strokes after round one and widened its lead to nine strokes over Southern Methodist in the afternoon round. The Aggies posted a team total of 618.

Illinois State's Samantha Richdale sits atop the leaderboard with a 4-over 148. Laura Cross of Southern Methodist and Ann Lancy of North Carolina are three strokes back.

Sophomore Jill Ferrante is tied for 48th with a 165 and freshman Jessi Gebhardt carded a 168 and is tied for 58th.

Freshman Julie Uhrik shot a 177.

The final round begins Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. CST with a shotgun start.

TEAM SCORES (PAR 288/576)

1. Texas A&M 310-308--618; 2. Southern Methodist 318-309--627; 3. Baylor 316-312--628; 4. TCU 315-317--632; 5. Kent State 319-317--636; 6. Wisconsin 321-321--642; 7. UTEP 316-327--643; 8. Northwestern 328-316--644; 9. North Carolina 320-326--646; 10. Illinois State 326-322--648; 11. Oregon State 328-322--650; 12. Texas Pan American 323-330--653; 13. Kansas State 328-326--654; 14. Kansas 338-325--663; 15. Indiana 345-336--681.

INDIVIDUAL SCORES (PAR 72/144)

1. Samantha Richdale, Illinois State 75-73--148; 2. Laura Cross, Southern Methodist 77-74--151; 2. Ann Lancy, North Carolina 76-75--151; 4. Kira Meixner, Kent State 73-81--154; 4. Gerina Mendoza, UTEP 74-80--154; 4. Gabby Wedding, Kent State 80-74--154.

OREGON STATE SCORES

T11. Leah Whiting 80-77--157; t32. Alex Lucio 80-80--160; t48. Jill Ferrante 83-82--165; t58. Jessi Gebhardt 85-83--168; 78. Julie Uhrik 89-88--177.

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