OSU Ties For 11th At Peg Barnard Collegiate

April 10, 2005

STANFORD, Calif.- - The Oregon State women's golf team fell three places on the leaderboard Sunday and finished tied for 11th in the Peg Barnard Collegiate at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course. The Beavers posted a two-round total of 637.

Leading OSU was freshman Jessi Gebhardt, who fired a final-round 78 and finished tied for 28th with a 154. This was Gebhardt's second-best finish of the year.

One stroke behind was freshman Julie Uhrik, who finished tied for 30th at 155. Uhrik led the team after an opening-round 74, then posted an 81 on Sunday.

'We didn't have as good of a day as we did yesterday,' Coach Risë Lakowske said.

'The girls were under a lot of pressure knowing that all four scores counted since Jill (Ferrante) was unable to compete.'

Ninth-ranked Washington (Golfweek) was able to hold off rival Washington State to win the team title by three strokes with a 3-over 587. Host Stanford finished third, six strokes behind the Huskies.

The Cougars' Kim Welch repeated as individual medalist after posting a 2-under 140, which was the only individual total under par and included a first-round 5-under 66. Washington's Paige Mackenzie placed second at 143.

Senior Alex Lucio tied for 52nd and senior Kelly Kerkvliet finished in a tie for 59th.

Sophomore Jill Ferrante withdrew due to an injury suffered during Saturday's round.

The Beavers now look forward to the Pac-10 Championships, hosted by California. Competition will be held Apr. 18-20 at the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, Calif.

'We'll have to prepare for the Pac-10s and hopefully Jill and Leah will be back in the lineup next week to give us a boost,' added Lakowske.


1. Washington 287-300--587; 2. Washington State 295-295--590; 3. Stanford 302-291--593; 4. San Francisco 309-298--607; 4. Fresno State 302-305--607; 6. UC-Irvine 320-294--614; 7. Oregon 312-303--615; 7. Denver 311-304--615; 9. Long Beach State 317-310--627; 10. Portland State 324-312--636; 11. Hawai'i 325-312--637; 11. Oregon State 313-324--637; 13. San Jose State 325-314--639; 14. Santa Clara 329-321--650; 15. Montana State 336-323--659.


1. Kim Welch, Washington State 66-74--140; 2. Paige Mackenzie, Washington 71-72--143; 3. Joan M. Shimozaki, San Francisco 73-71--144; 4. Kelly Husted, Stanford 74-71--145; 4. Johnna Nealy, Oregon 73-72--145.


T28. Jessi Gebhardt 76-78--154; t30. Julie Uhrik 74-81--155; t52. Alex Lucio 80-82--162; t59. Kelly Kerkvliet 83-83--166; WD. Jill Ferrante WD-WD.

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