Whiting Paces Beavers In Opening Round Of Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 7, 2002

TACOMA, Wash. - -

Leah Whiting led the Oregon State women's golf team with a 2-under-par 71 to tie for second after the opening round of Washington's Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational on Monday at the par-73 Tacoma Golf and Country Club.

As a team, the Beavers are in sixth place in the 11-team field with a score of 9-over 301, nine shots back of leader and 16th- ranked USC. Only five shots separate OSU from No. 9 Washington and second place. Pepperdine, ranked 10th, and BYU hold a one-shot lead over OSU in a tie for fourth.

Whiting, a freshman from Hilo, Haw., shot 34-37 to open the tournament, and is joined in the top 10 by teammate Stacie Ferguson, who signed for an even-par 73 and is tied for seventh. Ferguson's round included a 33 on the front nine.

Whiting, along with Oregon's Therese Wenslow and Pepperdine's Katherine Hull, is six shots behind USC's Becky Lucidi, who carded a 65 to match the tournament record.Both Ferguson and Whiting have top-10 finishes this year with their ties for third and fifth, respectively, at the OSU Shanico Invitational.

Ashlei Pendleton fired a 77 and is tied for 30th, followed by Laura Skinner with an 80 and Alex Lee with an 83. Alex Lucio carded a 79 playing as an individual and is tied for 36th.

The tournament continues with a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday and wraps up with an 8 a.m. shotgun Wednesday.


1. USC 292; 2. Washington 296; 3. California 299; 4. BYU 300; 4. Pepperdine 300; 6. Oregon State 301; 7. UCLA 303; 8. Stanford 307; 9. Oregon 312; 10. San Francisco 314; 11. Long Beach State 315.


1. Becky Lucidi, USC 33-32-65; 2. Katherine Hull, Pepperdine 34-37-71; 2. Therese Wenslow, Oregon 35-36-71; 2. Leah Whiting, Oregon State 34-37-71; 5. Paige Mackenzie, Washington 36-36-72; 5. Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA 36-36-72.


T2. Leah Whiting 34-37-71; t7. Stacie Ferguson 33-40-73; t30. Ashlei Pendleton 39-38-77; t44. Laura Skinner 40-40-80; t53. Alex Lee 41-42-83; t36. Alex Lee (individual) 36-42-79.

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