Ducks 10th After First Round of Pac-10 Championships.

April 22, 2002

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Oregon struggled to a 331 and was tenth after the first round of the 2002 Pacific-10 Championships, played Monday at the 6,199-yard, par 72 Walla Walla Country Club.

Sophomore Lacy Erickson was the Ducks' low golfer, shooting an 80 to stand tied for 36th on a windy day that saw only two players break par. Senior Kathy Cho was tied for 40th at 81 and freshmen Johnna Nealy, Jaime Seefried and Jess Carlyon were tied for 52nd at 85.

'The winds were up today and the greens were quicker than they were in the practice rounds,' said Oregon coach Shannon Rouillard. 'It was a rough day all the way around and the conditions seemed to make us second guess ourselves, which made the course that much more difficult.'

No. 7 Arizona, the defending champion, had four golfers in the top 10 and claimed the first round lead at 293. Mikaela Parmlid's 71 helped No. 14 USC to a second-place 297, while No. 17 California had a 299 and Stanford was fourth at 300. Top-seeded Arizona State, ranked No. 10, struggled in round one with a 305 and was in sixth place.

Parmlid and Yvonne Cho of USC were the only two golfers to break par, tying for the first round lead at 71. Defending individual champ Lorena Ochoa of Arizona and Jimin King of Arizona State were just a stroke back at even par 72.

The second round will be played Tuesday morning.

'We will play better the next couple of days,' said Rouillard. 'We need to come out and stick to our game plan and play hard tomorrow.'

Pac-10 Championships
Walla Walla Country Club
Walla Walla, Wash.
First Round
6,199 Yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, Arizona, 293. 2, USC, 297. 3 , California, 299. 4, Stanford, 300. 5, UCLA, 301. 6, Arizona State, 305. 7, Washington, 309. 8, Washington State, 319. 9, Oregon State, 320. 10, Oregon, 331.

OREGON FINISHERS - 36 (tie), Lacy Erickson, 80. 40 (tie), Kathy Cho, 81. 52 (tie), Johnna Nealy, 85, Jess Carlyon, 85, Jaime Seefried, 85. 57 (tie), Kim Melrose, 86.

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