UW Women Golfers in Ninth Place at Duck Invitational

March 21, 2005

Eugene, OR - The fourth-ranked Washington women's golf team is in ninth place after the opening two rounds of play at Oregon's Duck Invitational. The Huskies got off to a poor start, shooting 29-over 317 during the first round and then 20-over 308 during the afternoon session for a 36-hole total of 625.

Oregon and Washington State are tied for first place in the 17-team field at 600. California is third at 606. Washington State's Kim Welch leads the field at 1-under 143 while Oregon's Kimberly McCready and Fresno State's Laura Luethke are one stroke behind her heading into Tuesday's final round.

Washington was led by freshman Kim Shin who is 11th overall at 151. She had rounds of 77 and 74. Sung Ea Lee and Ashley Bickerton are tied for 22nd at 154 while Paige Mackenzie is 50th at 161. Courtney McCracken is 54th at 162 and Amber Prange is 67th at 166.

Washington has managed to finish in the top five of all six tournaments it has played in this season.

Oregon Duck Invitational
Shadow Hills CC
Junction City,OR
Par 72, 6,103 yards

Team Results 1. Oregon             309 291 600    Washington State   306 294 600 3. California         310 296 606 4. Fresno State       308 299 607 5. Stanford           315 294 609 6. Long Beach State   309 302 611 7. Nevada             310 305 615 8. Oregon State       316 307 623 9. Washington         317 308 62510. Idaho              321 305 62611. San Francisco      318 313 63112. Portland State     327 306 63313. Western Washington 325 327 65214. Portland           337 316 65315. San Diego State    342 320 66216. Weber State        331 332 66317. Wyoming            347 329 676

Top Individuals1. Kim Welch, Wash. St. 73 70 1432. Kimberly McCready, Oregon 75 69 144 Laura Luethke, Fresno St. 70 74 1444. Kay Hoey, Long Beach 75 70 1455. Sofie Andersson, California 74 72 1466. Anastasia Kostina Wash. St. 73 74 1477. Johnna Nealy, Oregon 77 71 1488. Julianna Uhrik, Oregon St. 78 72 150 Sophia Sheridan, California 80 70 150 Nicole deGennaro Nevada 78 72 150

Washington Results11. Kim Shin 77 74 15122. Sung Ea Lee 74 80 15422. Ashley Bickerton* 75 79 15450. Paige Mackenzie 84 77 16154. Courtney McCracken 82 80 16267. Amber Prange 89 77 166

* Individual

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