Women's Golf Takes To The Road.
April 11, 2001
WHAT'S ON TAP: The Ducks will travel to Stanford to participate in the Peg Barnard Collegiate, April 13-14, at the Stanford Golf Course (par 72, 6,154 yards).
THE FIELD: The 11 team field will feature three top-50 nationally ranked teams including No. 5 Stanford, No. 32 Washington, and No. 40 California. Rounding out the field will be CSU-Monterey Bay, Oregon, Long Beach State, San Diego State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, San Francisco and Washington State.
THE PEG BARNARD COLLEGIATE: Last year Arizona captured the team championship, while Arizona's Jenna Daniels took the individual medalist honors. Before the dedication of the Stanford Invitational to Peg Barnard, the Ducks last participated in the Stanford Invitational in 2000 when they finished 18th, shooting a combined 955. Oregon's Jerilyn White was the Ducks' top finisher, placing 20th (tie) after shooting an overall score of 224.
RANKINGS: Senior All-America candidate Jerilyn White was ranked 55th individually in the March 28 Mastercard Collegiate Golf rankings.
OREGON PROBABLE STARTERSJerilyn White Sr.-3L Salem, Ore. (McNary)
Kathy Cho Jr.-TR Honolulu, Hawaii (Punanau/Hawaii)
Dawn Berry Sr.-2L Calgary, Alberta (Lethbridge)
Megan Heckeroth So.-1L Netarts, Ore. (Tillamook)
Lacy Erickson Fr.-RS Austin, Minn. (Austin)
ABOUT THE DUCKS: Only one golfer returns from last year's NCAA Championships quintet -- senior All-America candidate Jerilyn White. The other four, Anika Heuser, Angie Rizzo, Pam Sowden and Kylie Wilson, all graduated last spring. The Ducks are looking for consistency as the championship season is right around the corner with the Pac-10s, Regionals and NCAA Championships on the slate in the coming weeks. Oregon's No. 1 player, Jerilyn White, has been very consistent in the spring with top 20 finishes in her last four tournaments.
COACH SHANNON ROUILLARD: Former all-Pac-10 golfer and `95 Oregon grad Shannon Rouillard is in her first year as head coach of the Ducks' women's golf program. Rouillard, who began her playing career as a walk-on, tied for 29th at the NCAA Championships as a senior and qualified for the 1999 U.S. Open. Last year as an assistant, Rouillard helped coach Oregon to a tie for 11th at the NCAA Championships.