Duck Golfers Finish 23rd at NCAA Fall Preview

Sept. 26, 2001

AUBURN, Wash. - A steady rain cancelled the final round of the NCAA Fall Preview Wednesday at the 6,250-yard, par-72 Washington National Golf Club. Teams were able to finish Tuesday's second round Wednesday morning and the Ducks completed six holes of the final round before a storm system moving through the area wiped out the final round shortly after noon.

The Ducks, who finished their second round Tuesday, posted a 23rd place finish with a 36-hole total of 652 for their inaugural event of the 2001-02 season, edging Washington State by five strokes (657) for the 24th and final place.

'We have a really young team and I think that showed at this tournament,' said Oregon head coach Shannon Rouillard. 'The most important thing is that we learned a lot about ourselves and identified the areas we can improve upon. We're not going to dwell on this tournament.'

Texas finished its second round Wednesday morning with a 1-under 287 to tie Auburn for the team championship at 591. The Tigers completed their second round of 291 Tuesday. Tulsa finished a stroke back at 592, while Ohio State was fourth at 594.

Senior Kathy Cho was Oregon's highest finisher, tying for 101st at 161. Freshman Jessica Carlyon tied for 107th at 164, while freshmen Jaime Seefried and Johnna Nealy tied for 112th at 167.

'Some mistakes that we made will be easy to correct and some will take longer to fix,' said Rouillard. 'It's a long season and I expect to see a lot of improvement between now and the end of the year.'

Oregon returns to action Oct. 8-10 at the OSU/Shanico Invitational.

NCAA Fall Preview
Washington National Golf Club
Auburn, Wash.
Final Round
6,250 Yards, Par-72

Wednesday's third round cancelled due to rain.

TEAM SCORES - 1 (tie), Auburn, 300-291-591, Texas, 304-287-591. 3, Tulsa, 301-291-592. 4, Ohio State, 294-300-594. 5, Michigan State, 301-300-601. 6 (tie), Arizona State, 299-303-602, Louisiana State, 302-300-602. 8, Georgia, 302-301-603. 9, Tennessee, 293-311-604. 10, Oklahoma State, 304-301-605. 11 (tie), Arizona, 302-304-606, Duke, 301-305-606. 13 (tie), Pepperdine, 304-305-609, USC, 298-311-609. 15, New Mexico State, 309-303-612. 16 (tie), UCLA, 306-307-613, Washington, 307-306-613, Stanford, 308-305-613. 19 (tie), Texas Christian, 307-311-618, Purdue, 318-300-618. 21, Oregon State, 313-310-323. 22, California, 321-306-627. 23, Oregon, 324-328-652. 24, Washington State, 327-330-657.

OREGON FINISHERS - 101 (tie), Kathy Cho, 81-80-161. 107 (tie), Jessica Carlyon, 81-83-164. 112 (tie), Johnna Nealy, 83-84-167, Jaime Seefried, 79-88-167. 115, Lacy Erickson, 87-81-168. 121, Katie Cunningham, 88-92-180.

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