Jerilyn White Tied for Fifth After First Round of Ping/ASU Invitational

April 6, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Senior All-America candidate Jerilyn White shot a 1-over par 73 and is tied for fifth after the first round of the Ping/ASU Invitational, played Friday at the par-72, 6,090-yard Karsten Golf Course.

As a team, the Ducks are in 14th place, 24 stokes over par, but are just 10 strokes out of third. In fact, the difference between first place, held by No. 20 Texas Christian with an 11-over 299, and Oregon's 312 was just 13 strokes. California was second at plus-13, while No. 12 Tulsa, No. 22 Arizona State and No. 25 UCLA were tied for third at plus-14.

White, who brought a streak of four straight top-20 finishes into the Ping/ASU, was the only Oregon golfer in the top 20. Sophomore Megan Heckeroth tied a career-best round with a 76 to stand tied for 23rd. Kathy Cho and Dawn Berry each fired 79s Friday and were tied for 49th.

The Ping/ASU Invitational has been held annually since 1965-66, with Arizona State claiming the tourney title 22 times in the 35-year-old competition. Second round play will continue Saturday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Ping/ASU Invitational
Karsten Golf Course
Tempe, Ariz.
First Round
6,090 Yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, Texas Christian, 299. 2, California, 301, 3 (tie), Arizona State, 302, UCLA, 302, Tulsa 302. 6, Oregon State, 303. 7, Arizona, 304. 8, USC, 305. 9, Stanford, 307. 10, New Mexico State, 308. 11, New Mexico, 309. 12 (tie), Washington, 311, San Jose State, 311. 14, Oregon, 312. 15, Washington State, 321.

OREGON FINISHERS - 5 (tie), Jerilyn White, 73. 23 (tie), Megan Heckeroth, 76. 49 (tie), Kathy Cho, 79, Dawn Berry, 79. 63 (tie), Lacy Erickson, 81. 81 (tie), Claire Hunter, 85.

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