Beavers Finish 16th At Ping/ASU Invitational

April 3, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz.- - Even with a much-improved final round score, the Oregon State women's golf team was unable to move up the leaderboard Sunday at the Ping/ASU Invitational at the Karsten Golf Course. The Beavers finished with a team total of 940 and tied for 16th.

Following a difficult second round, the team rebounded Sunday with lower scores all around. Freshman Julie Uhrik led the team with a 1-over 73. After teeing off on the back side and bogeying two of her first three holes, Uhrik played the next 15 holes 1-under, including a string of nine pars on her final nine holes after a birdie at her ninth. Uhrik finished 53rd with a 230.

Freshman Jessi Gebhardt also had a solid round with only a few miscues in the form of double bogeys. She fired a final-round 76 and finished tied for 41st with a 227 to lead the team.

'Julie played really well today and Jessi had it going and hung in there after her two doubles,' said Coach Risë Lakowske.

Tournament host Arizona State posted an even-par score of 288 on the day to come from behind and tie second-round leader UCLA and was declared tournament champion by virtue of the tournament tiebreaker (fifth score). Both teams finished with a 6-over 870.

ASU's Louise Stahle held on to her second-round lead and claimed individual medalist honors with a 7-under 209. UCLA's Amie Cochran placed second at 212, three strokes back.

Seniors Kelly Kerkvliet and Alex Lucio posted final scores of 240 and 249, respectively.

Sophomore Jill Ferrante was able to recover from a scorecard error on Saturday and posted a 6-over 78 Sunday to contribute to the team total.

'Jill did a great job recovering today as well,' added Lakowske.

'We did much better today and I think that will help us going into next week's tournament, and if we can get Leah (Whiting) back we should be in good shape.'

The Beavers have one more tune-up before the Pac-10 Championships next weekend, Apr. 9-10, at the Peg Barnard Invitational, hosted by Stanford.


1. Arizona State 295-287-288--870; 1. UCLA 291-287-292--870; 3. Pepperdine 302-291-295--888; 4. Arizona 310-293-288--891; 5. California 297-296-301--894; 6. Washington 305-293-297--895; 7. USC 303-296-297--896; 8. Tulsa 303-304-292--899; 9. Stanford 305-300-295--900; 10. Texas 305-305-295--905; 11. New Mexico 303-299-305--907; 12. Oregon 295-307-306--908; 13. TCU 306-300-304--910; 14. New Mexico State 311-310-310--931; 15. San Jose State 310-310-312--932; 16. Oregon State 316-321-303--940; 17. Northern Arizona 320-319-313--952.


1. Louise Stahle, Arizona State 70-68-71--209; 2. Amie Cochran, UCLA 71-71-70--212; 3. Susie Mathews, UCLA 70-70-73--213; 4. Lee Anne Pace, Tulsa 76-68-70--214; 5. Paige MacKenzie, Washington 73-69-74--216.


T41. Jessi Gebhardt 78-73-76--227; 53. Julie Uhrik 78-79-73--230; 82. Kelly Kerkvliet 81-83-76--240; 94. Alex Lucio 82-86-81--249; DQ. Jill Ferrante 79-DQ-78;

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