Beavers Finish Ninth at Pac-10s

April 21, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. -

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The Oregon State women's golf team finished in ninth place at the Pac-10 Championships at the Eugene Country Club Wednesday afternoon.

Whitney French led the Beavers throughout the tourney finishing Wednesday's round at 7-over par and ending the tournament in 33rd place with a 19-over (75-81-79) 235. Lauren Archer had her best day of the tournament on the final day firing a 5-over 77 to finish her final collegiate tournament at 23-over (80-82-77) 239.

'They both got off to a shaky start this morning but they recovered fairly well,' head coach Ris¸ Lakowske said. 'Whitney had a couple birdies coming in. Both she and Lauren (Archer) hung in there and were able to perform better than at the start and were able to finish their season on a good note.'

Lauren Archer had her best day of the tournament on the final day firing a 5-over 77 to finish her final collegiate tournament at 23-over (80-82-77) 239.

'Lauren didn't miss many events in her career, so she gained a lot of valuable experience during her collegiate career. I think that's what being a student-athlete is all about, to learn through these competitive experiences and to use that knowledge toward their future golf or lives.'

'As a team, we would have liked to perform better, but with that in mind, we'll just go from here and build for next year.'

Sophomore Elyse Okada shot a 10-over 82 on Wednesday, while senior Brittany Stewart was 11-over and freshman Chelsey Lind finished 13-over.

The Pac-10 Championships concludes the 2009-10 season for OSU's women's golf season and wraps up the college careers of seniors Lauren Archer and Brittany Stewart.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Arizona (293-297-288) 878; 2. UCLA (289-298-294) 881; 3. Oregon (292-307-290) 889; 4. USC (284-318-289) 891; 5. Washington (296-314-296) 906; 6. California (287-305-317) 909; 7. Stanford (301-316-311) 928; 8. Washington State (317-330-318) 965; 9. Oregon State (317-329-321) 967; DQ. Arizona State (283-224-212) DNF.

TOP INDIVIDUALS
t1.Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State - (71-72-71) 214; t1. Juliana Murcia, Arizona State - (68-77-69) 214; t3. Kendra Little, Oregon - (72-75-72) 219; t3. Tiffany Lua, UCLA - (73-72-74) 219; t3. Margarita Ramos, Arizona - (76-71-72) 219; t3. Jennifer Song, USC - (70-76-73) 219; t3. Jaclyn Sweeney, Arizona State (72-75-72) 219.

OTHER OREGON STATE INDIVIDUAL SCORES
33. Whitney French - (75-81-79) 235; 37. Lauren Archer - (80-82-77) 239; t41. Brittany Stewart - (79-82-83) 244; Elyse Okada - (83-86-82) 251; 46. Chelsey Lind - (88-84-84) 256.

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