Women's Golf Announces 2009-10 Schedule

June 23, 2009

Corvallis -


A trip to a tropical paradise to play at the Turtle Bay Resort College Invitational in November highlights the 2009-2010 women’s golf slate head coach Risë Lakowske announced Tuesday.

Oregon State is set to host its only home tournament of the season Sept. 28-29 at Trysting Tree Golf Club for the third annual Giustina Memorial Intercollegiate. The tournament features a unique format in which men and women teams play together in the same foursomes during each round. The Beavers will look to defend their title after winning the tournament in 2008.

The fall season kicks off with the Beavers traveling to the Palouse to participate in Washington State’s Women’s Northwest Dodge Dealers Inland Cup Sept. 21-23. Following the Beavers’ home tourney, they’ll stay in the Pacific Northwest to play at the Edean Ihlandfeldt Invitational, Oct. 5-7, hosted by the University of Washington. OSU concludes four straight weeks of play at the Price’s New Mexico State Collegiate Oct. 12-14. The Beavers head to paradise to wrap up the fall season at the Turtle Bay Resort College Invitational on O’ahu, Nov. 2-4.

After a nearly four month break, Oregon State returns to the links to start the spring slate with a trip to the East Coast to play at the Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic hosted by the College of Charleston, Feb. 21-23. When the Beavers return to the Pacific time zone they’ll face back-to-back weeks of travel first at the UCLA/Pepperdine Invitational Mar. 1-3 and then at the UNLV Spring Invitational Mar. 8-10. After a bye week, the Orange & Black returns to the road to participate at the BYU Dixie Classic in St. George, Utah, Mar. 22-23 followed by the Anteater Invitational hosted by UC Irvine Mar. 29-30. Three weeks later the postseason begins with the Pac-10 Championships hosted by the University of Oregon at the Eugene Country Club.

Looking back on last season, the Beavers just missed qualifying for the NCAA Regionals but will return most of their core. Senior-to-be Lauren Archer posted the third-best season scoring average (76.03) and recorded the second-best single-round score in school history with a 3-under-par 69 at the Kiawah Island Classic last season. Junior-to-be Cara Freeman, who tallied the fourth-best season scoring average in OSU history last year, will help Archer to push the Beavers towards a postseason berth in 2010. In addition, sophomores-to-be Whitney French and Elyse Okada earned valuable experience in their rookie seasons and along with senior-to-be Brittany Stewart will provide depth to the lineup.

The Beavers will be joined in the fall by freshmen Christy Fogerty (San Diego, CA) and Chelsey Lind (Bend, OR) and junior transfer Kristina Gargaro (Victoria, BC) from Eastern Washington.

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