Ducks Ninth After Second Round of Pac-10 Championships

April 23, 2002

WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Oregon moved into ninth place and leads Oregon State by one stroke after the second round of the 2002 Pacific-10 Championships, played Tuesday at the 6,199-yard, par 72 Walla Walla Country Club. The Ducks improved by 12 strokes in the second round with a 317.

Senior Kathy Cho was the Ducks' low golfer, shooting a plus-one 73 to stand tied for 18th at 154. Cho improved eight strokes in the second round to tie her career-low 73. Johnna Nealy and Lacy Erickson both tied for 45th at a plus-19 163.

No. 7 Arizona, the defending champion, maintained the lead at 293-304-597. Second-place UCLA shot a plus-11 299 to capture the second round's lowest score, but trails the Wildcats by three strokes. No. 14 USC struggled in the second round with a 308 to place third at 605, while top-seeded Arizona State, ranked No. 10, improved to fourth at 606.

UCLA's Yvonne Cho and Washington's Lindsay Morgan were the only two golfers in the second round to shoot par. Defending individual champ Lorena Ochoa of Arizona was just two strokes back from UCLA's Cho who leads with a 71-72-143.

The final round will begin Wednesday morning.

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

TEAM SCORES - 1, Arizona, 293-304-597. 2, UCLA, 301-299-600. 3, USC, 297-308-605. 4, Arizona State, 305-301-606. 5, California, 299-308-607. 6, Stanford, 300-309-609. 7, Washington, 309-303-612. 8, Washington State, 319-315-634. 9, Oregon, 331-317-648. 10, Oregon State, 320-329-649.

OREGON FINISHERS - 18 (tie), Kathy Cho, 81-73-154. 45 (tie), Lacy Erickson, 80-83-163, Johnna Nealy, 85-78-163. 54, Jaime Seefried, 85-83-168. 56, Jess Carlyon, 85-87-172. 57, Kim Melrose, 86-87-173.

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