OSU 12th At Mason Rudolph Classic

Sept. 23, 2002

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - -

The Oregon State women's golf squad shot 633 in the first two rounds of the Mason Rudolph Classic at the par-72 Legends Club of Tennessee on Monday and is in 12th place with 18 holes to play Tuesday morning.

The field at the Mason Rudolph Classic features five of the nation's top 25 programs, including tournament leader and sixth-ranked Arizona, who owns a four-shot lead over tournament host Vanderbilt after posting a 7-over 583 on Monday.

For the Beavers, Leah Whiting set the pace with a 74-81-155, and is tied for 35th. The freshman made her debut last week by tying for fifth at the OSU Shanico Invitational.

'Leah is very calm on the course,' OSU assistant coach Angie Cates said. 'She was very steady in the morning, and I think she'll play well tomorrow.'

Stacie Ferguson, who is coming off a career-best finish with her tie for third at the Shanico, is tied for 44th at 157.

Ashlei Pendleton is one shot back of Ferguson at 158, followed by Laura Skinner at 163 and Kelly Ferris at 171.

'This is a course that won't yield a lot of birdies,' OSU assistant coach Angie Cates said. 'So we have to try to eliminate the big numbers on some holes tomorrow.

'I think what happened today was that we got a little frustrated at times, and that carried over to our scoring.'

In the individual competition, Arizona's Erica Blasberg shot a 72-69-141 to build a four-stroke lead over Vanderbilt's Courtney Wood.


1. Arizona 296-287-583; 2. Vanderbilt 302-285-587; 3. Tennessee 298-307-605; 4. Ohio State 303-303-606; 5. Furman 309-301-610; 6. North Carolina State 307-310-617; 6. Tulane 316-301-617; 8. Mississippi 310-309-619; 9. UNC-Wilmington 311-314-625; 10. Missouri 322-305-627; 11. Northwestern 320-309-629; 12. Oregon State 314-319-633; 13. Stanford 323-313-636; 14. LSU 328-319-647.


1. Erica Blasberg, Arizona 72-69-141; 2. Courtney Wood, Vanderbilt 77-68-145; 3. Miriam Kraschinski, Arizona 77-70-147; 3. Brandi Jackson, Furman 74-73-147; 3. Kristen White, Ohio State 73-74-147; 3. Anne Lee, Arizona 73-74-147.


T35. Leah Whiting 74-81-155; t44. Stacie Ferguson 77-80-157; 48. Ashlei Pendleton 81-77-158; t62. Laura Skinner 82-81-163; 78. Kelly Ferris 86-85-171.

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