Beavers Finish 16th at Kiawah Island Classic

Feb. 23, 2010

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - With the sun shining brightly in South Carolina, the Oregon State women's golf team finished 16th with a strong final round of the three-day, 54-hole Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic. Senior Lauren Archer and sophomore Whitney French led the Beavers with final rounds of 2-over par 74's.

The Beavers posted rounds of 303, 316 and a final round score of 305 for a tournament total of 60-over 924.

French ended the tournament tied for 35th at 12-over with a three round score of (75-79-74) 228. Archer and sophomore Elyse Okada each finished the tournament tied for 47th at 14-over. Archer was 3-under during her final nine holes to finish with a (77-79-74) 230. Okada, whose best day came on the Oak Point course Monday, finished at (76-76-78) 230.

Tuesday, Brittany Stewart and Kristina Gargaro each carded final round 7-over 79's. Stewart finished at (75-83-79) 924 in place while Gargaro wound up at (79-82-79) 240.

The Beavers are back on the course next week at the Bruin-Wave Invitational at the Robinson Ranch Golf Course in Santa Clara, Calif., Mar. 1-3.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Miami (296, 307, 289) 892; 2. Minnesota (303, 298, 292) 893; 3. Augusta State (284, 307, 304) 895; t4. Oral Roberts (298, 305, 294) 897; t4. East Carolina (290, 305, 302) 897; t6. East Tennessee State (296, 299, 303) 898; t6. Middle Tennessee State (303, 299, 296) 898; t6. Campbell (297, 308, 293) 898; 9. College of Charleston (307, 306, 289) 902; 10. Florida International (305, 307, 291) 903.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
t1. Nina Muehl, East Tennessee State (72, 70, 71) 213; t1. Crystal Reeves, Oral Roberts (72, 68, 73) 213; 3. Morgan Hale, Middle Tennessee State. (75, 70, 70) 215; 4. Abby Bools, East Carolina (71, 75, 72) 218; t5. Tamara Luccioli, Augusta State. (73, 71, 75) 219; t5. Teresa Puga, Minnesota (74, 74, 71) 219; Tara McFadden, Elon (74, 71, 74) 219; t5. Monica Miller, Florida International (74, 72, 73) 219; t9. Leigh Whittaker, College of Charleston (77, 74, 69) 220; t9. Shelby Gilbert, Miami (72, 78, 70) 220.

OREGON STATE SCORES - 16. Oregon State University +60 (303-316-305) 924
t35. Whitney French (75, 79, 74) 228; t47 Lauren Archer (77, 79, 74) 230; t47. Elyse Okada (76, 76, 78) 230; t81. Brittany Stewart (75, 83, 79) 237; t105. Kristina Gargaro (79, 82, 79) 240.

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