UW Women Finish Seventh at Oregon Invitational

March 22, 2005

Junction City, OR - The fourth-ranked Washington women's golf team finished seventh place at Oregon's Duck Invitational at Shadow Hills Country Club. The Huskies never recovered from a poor start in the tournament that saw very few players shoot under par.

Washington completed the 54-hole event at 938 including a final-round score of 313. Washington shot 317 in the first round and 308 during the second round. California edged out Oregon for the team title. The Golden Bears finished one stroke better than the Ducks at 908.

Three-time defending individual champion Kim Welch of Washington State fell a stroke short in her bid to win an unprecedented fourth Duck Invitational title. Welch went into the final round with a one-stroke lead and had a 76 Tuesday to fall back to second. Long Beach State's Kay Hoey beat Welch by one stroke at 218. Hoey shot 73 during her final round.

Washington was led by freshman Kim Shin who was 11th overall at 229. Paige Mackenzie was 32nd at 236 while Sung Ea Lee was 38th at 237. Ashley Bickerton was 52nd at 243 while Amber Prange and Courtney McCracken placed one stroke behind her in 53rd place.

The tournament marked the first time this season the Huskies did not post a top-five finish. Washington returns to the links April 1-3 for Arizona State's Invitational.

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

Team Results 1. California         310-296-302-908 2. Oregon             309-291-309-909 3. Stanford           315-294-304-913 4. Washington State   306-294-317-917 5. Long Beach State   309-302-308-919 6. Fresno State       308-299-314-921 7. Washington         317-308-313-938 8. Oregon State       316-307-319-942 8. Nevada             310-305-327-94210. Portland State     327-306-311-94411. Idaho              321-305-319-94512. San Francisco      318-313-323-95413. Western Washington 325-327-329-98114. San Diego State    342-320-326-98815. Portland           337-316-341-99416. Weber State        331-332-347-101017. Wyoming            347-329-339-1015

Top Individuals 1. Kay Hoey, Long Beach 75-70-73-218 2. Kim Welch, Wash. St. 73-70-76-219 3. Sofie Andersson, California 74-72-74-220 3. Kimberly McCready, Oregon 75-69-76-220 3. Laura Luethke, Fresno St. 70-74-76-220 6. Anastasia Kostina Wash. St. 73-74-76-223 7. Johnna Nealy, Oregon 77-71-76-224 8. Lauren Todd, Stanford 78-74-73-225 9. Julianna Uhrik, Oregon St. 78-72-76-22610. Kelly Husted, Stanford 78-75-74-227

Washington Results11. Kim Shin 77-74-78-22932. Paige Mackenzie 84-77-75-23638. Sung Ea Lee 74-80-83-23752. Ashley Bickerton* 75-79-89-24353. Amber Prange 89-77-78-24453. Courtney McCracken 82-80-82-244

* Individual

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