Women's Golf To Host OSU/Shanico Invitational Oct. 8-10

Oct. 4, 2001


SCHEDULE: The Beavers host the OSU Shanico Invitational Oct. 8-10 at Trysting Tree Golf Club. Teams will play 18 holes Monday through Wednesday.

Tee times will be fixed the first two rounds, and a shotgun start will kick off the final 18. Play begins from the first and 10th tees at 8:30 on Monday and Tuesday, and play starts at 9:00 Wednesday morning. Five players will compete, with the low four scores counting toward the team total.

The public is welcome to attend free of charge, and play should run from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

THE COURSE: Trysting Tree Golf Club, which opened in 1988, carries a par of 72 and plays to 6,072 yards for the Shanico.

THE FIELD: A total of 19 teams and three individuals will compete this week (Golfweek rankings in parentheses): Arizona (18), Boise State, BYU, California, Eastern Washington, Idaho State, Idaho, Long Beach St., UNLV, New Mexico (12), Northern Arizona, Oregon State, Oregon, Portland State, Stanford, San Francisco, Washington, Washington State, and Weber State.

Washington's Michelle Grafos and Oregon State's Kelly Kerkvliet and Kelly Ferris will play as individuals.

PAIRINGS: Hole 1, 8:30 flight: San Francisco, California, Eastern Washington, 9:10 flight: Stanford, UNLV, Oregon State, 9:50 flight: Long Beach State, Washington State, Portland State, Northern Arizona, Hole 10, 8:30 flight: Weber State, Idaho, Boise State, 9:10 flight: New Mexico, BYU, Arizona, 9:50 flight: Individuals, Washington, Oregon, Idaho State.

Teams will be re-paired by results after each round.

RESULTS: Results will be sent out via blastfax to each school's respective sports information departments. Results will also be available on OSU's athletic website, www.osubeavers.com. Faxed results should arrive roughly 30-45 minutes after play is completed.

THE LINEUP: Laura Skinner (So., Boise, Idaho) Laura opened the season with a 161 at the NCAA Fall Preview... was a steady contributor as a freshman last year.

Ashlei Pendleton (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev.) Ashlei fired a 73 in the final round of the rain-shortened Fall Preview, finishing tied for 49th at the prestigious event... averaged 77.3 strokes last year.

Stacie Ferguson (Jr., Tucson, Ariz.) Stacie shot 156 at the Preview, good for a tie for 73rd... tied the second-lowest round in school history last season at the Dr. Thompson Tournament with a 70... averaged 78.2 as a sophomore.

Marylyn Brand (So., Yorkshire, England) Marylyn brings consistent play to the lineup every week... shot 159 at the Preview, tying for 91st... averaged 79.0 strokes as a freshman.

Alexandra Lucio (Fr., Bogota, Colombia) Alexandra began her OSU career at the Preview last week with a 76 to lead the Beavs in the opening round before having to withdraw due to the flu.

Individuals: Kelly Kerkvliet (Fr., Corvallis, Ore.) Kelly opened her career at OSU at the Preview... shot 173 playing as an individual.

Kelly Ferris (So., Albany, Ore.) Kelly opens her sophomore campaign this week... averaged 82.2 strokes as a freshman.

LAST ACTION: The Beavers finished 21st at the NCAA Fall Preview, shooting 623 among 20 of the country's top 25 teams at the rain-shortened event.

LAST YEAR'S OSU SHANICO: California took home the team title after shooting a 910, edging out San Diego State by one stroke. Oregon State placed fifth at 924.

Individually, the Beavers put three players in the top 20, with Bridget Bieth shooting 229 for a tie for 14th. Carina Olsson and Marylyn Brand tied for 19th at 231.

OSU IN THE RANKINGS: The Beavers are ranked 40th in the most recent Golfweek poll.

THE COACHES: Ris� Lakowske is in her 12th season at Oregon State, and is the most successful women's golf coach in school history. Lakowske has taken the team to eight consecutive NCAA West Regional appearances, and was honored as the 1998 Far West District Coach of the Year. Lakowske is a former OSU student-athlete (1973-77).

Angie Cates joined the OSU staff as the assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs. Cates comes to OSU after playing professionally since 2000 on the Futures Tour and the Ladies Challenge Tour. The 1998 Washington State graduate worked three years as an associate producer for The Golf Channel before playing professionally. Cates was an Academic All-American at WSU, as well as an All-Pac-10 selection her senior year.

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