Women's Golf to Mississippi For Final Regular Season Tournament

April 1, 2009

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THIS WEEK — Oregon State women’s golf is competing in their final tournament this weekend before the Pac-10 Championship tournament. The Beavers will compete at the Lady Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford, Miss. Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, at the Country Club of Oxford. 

The Beavers will compete amongst a 14 team field in the University of Mississippi hosted tournament. Teams will play 54-holes in the three-day tournament each playing an 18-hole round each day. Rounds 1 and 2 will be a tee-time start from hole 1 and the final round will be a shotgun start. 

THE COURSE — The Country Club of Oxford is a par-72, 6,132 yard golf course.   

THE FIELD — Oregon State, Arkansas State, Belmont, Jackson State, Kennesaw State, Memphis, Mississippi State, Missouri, Murray State, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Tulane and UAB. 

LAKOWSKE SAYS — “This week it will be imperative to perform at our best if we want to have an opportunity to go to post-season.  We have an opportunity to go against several top 40 teams and a great performance should help us in our quest for NCAA post-season.  This team has shown it has the capability and now it’s down to their last two events to put it all together. “  

“We will be playing in a different environment as far as grass and weather are concerned.  But we have had experience this spring on different turfs so we should be able to use that to adjust quickly.”   

“The line-up is the same as it has been this spring.  Lauren and Cara have been steady performers for us this spring and now we need the others to step it up and play to their utmost capability.” 

LIVE STATS/RESULTS — Live hole-by-hole scores will be made available at www.golfstat.com. Full final results will be made available at www.osubeavers.com following each round of every tournament. 

LAST TIME OUT — The Beavers finished 11th out of 19 at the MountainView Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz. Again, junior Lauren Archer led the way for the Beavs finishing tied for 18th shooting a 221, her second best score of the season. 

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE BEAVERS — Oregon State will return to action Friday-Sunday, Apr. 24-26, at the Pac-10 Championship in Palo Alto, Calif. 

HEAD COACH Rise Lakowske Lakowske is now in her 22nd season heading the Oregon State women’s golf team. In that time the program has been in consistent postseason contention making 10 team appearances in NCAA Regional events. Lakowske has had players earn Pac-10 All-Academic honors 21 times and NCGA All-American Scholar status 13 times. Her 1998 squad became the first OSU women’s team to qualify for the NCAA Championships and she was named Far West District Coach of the Year. 

BEAVS IN THE BOOKS — Senior Martha Burkard is breaking her way into Oregon State’s all-time top 10 lists. With her tie for seventh at the Oregon Duck Invitational makes for three top 10 finishes this season (t7th UO Duck; t4th Giustina Memorial; t9th Kent Youel Invite) tying her for the eighth most in a single season. 

Burkard now has six top 10 finishes for her career putting her in a tie for  the seventh most in school history. Burkard’s performance of 2-over-par, 218 at the Kent Youel Invitational marks the fifth best tournament score in school history. Also, Burkard’s 108 rounds played in her career is ninth best in OSU history. 

Junior Lauren Archer’s 3-under-par 69 at the Kiawah Island Classic ties her for the fourth best score in Oregon State history. 

Sophomore Cara Freeman broke into the school’s all-time top 10 lists tying for the sixth best three-round tournament score with her 3-over-par 219 at the Giustina Memorial Classic. 

MORE SCHOOL LOWS The 7-over-par, 295 in the second round of the Kent Youel Invitational ranks as the seventh lowest single round team score in school history, and the 8-over-par 296 shot in the final round of the Kiawah Island Classic and in the second and third rounds of the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational are tied for 10th lowest. 

SEASON/CAREER BESTS — The spring season has proved to be a successful one with a number of golfers garnering season and career best scores. Junior Lauren Archer shot the best single-round score of her career with a 3-under-par 69 at the Kiawah Island Classic and had a career best sixth-place finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational.  

Senior Martha Burkard’s 1-under-par 71 in the second round of the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational was a season best.  

Freshman Elyse Okada’s 73 in the second round and 73 in the final round of the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational was her career best round, her tournament total of 232 at the Kiawah Island Classic was a career best and the 27th-place finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational was also a career best. 

Freshman Whitney French recorded a career best finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational finishing tied for 17th and shot a single-round career best 1-over 73 at the MountainView Invitational.

 

LADY REBEL INTERCOLLEGIATE LINEUP —

 

Lauren Archer

Junior • 5-6 • Boise, Idaho • Borah HS

SPRING 2009: Finished a career best sixth at the Oregon Duck Invitational after shooting a tournament total 225 and final round of even-par, 72... tied for 18th at the MountainView Collegiate... tied for 37th at the Kiawah Island Classic firing a career low, 3-under-par 69 in the final round… tied for 40th at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational… currently has a final round scoring average of 74.3.

FALL 2008: Participated in all four fall tournaments… her strongest showing came at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational where she finished in a tie for seventh shooting a 227… tied for 13th at the Giustina Memorial Classic… had a fall scoring average of 75.58.

 

Martha Burkard

Senior • 5-10 • Alameda, Calif. • Bishop O’Dowd HS

SPRING 2009: Tied for 7th at the Oregon Duck Invitational, her third top 10 finish tying her for the eighth most top 10 finishes in a single season at OSU and her six top 10 career finishes ranks tied for seventh... tied for 31st at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational shooting a season low 1-under-par 71 in the second round… tied for 81st at the Kiawah Island Classic... tied for 68th at the MountainView Collegiate.

FALL 2008: Led the team with a 75.33 scoring average… participated in all four fall tournaments that included two top 10 finishes… opened the season strong with a tie for fourth at the Giustina Memorial Classic shooting 222… finished the fall season with a tie for ninth-place at the Kent Youel Invitational shooting a 2-over-par 218.

 

Whitney French

Freshman • 5-6 • Laguna Niguel, Calif. • Dana Hills HS

SPRING 2009: Recorded a career best finish at the Oregon Duck Invitation with a tie for 17th shooting a 230... Shot a career best single round of 1-over 73 while tying for 57th at the MountainView Collegiate... shot a career best 229 at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational, tying for 36th… tied for 124th at the Kiawah Island Classic.

FALL 2008: Participated in all four fall tournaments… finished tied for 23rd at the Giustina Memorial Classic (1st event)… finished the fall season with a scoring average of 78.67.

 

Cara Freeman

Sophomore • 5-10 • San Juan Capistrano, Calif. • Capistrano Valley HS

SPRING 2009: Tied for 22nd at the MountainView Collegiate shooting a 222... tied for 17th at the Oregon Duck Invitational shooting a 230... tied for 20th at the Kiawah Island Classic shooting a final round of even-par 72… tied for 52nd at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational.

FALL 2008: Opened the season on a high note finishing second at the Giustina Memorial Classic with a 3-over-par 219, the second place finish was the best by a Beaver golfer in the fall… finished the fall season with a scoring average of 77.67 strokes per round.

 

Elyse Okada

Freshman • 5-2 • Kahului, HI • Maui HS

SPRING 2009: Recorded a career best finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational finishing tied for 27th… tied for 48th at the Kiawah Island Classic while shooting a career low 232… tied for 52nd at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational where she shot a career low 73 twice in the second and final rounds... tied for 88th at the MountainView Collegiate.

FALL 2008: Participated in two events in the fall… finished in a tie for 58th at the Kent Youel Invitational… had a scoring average of 79 strokes per round.

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