Ducks 11th Following Windy Day at Vegas

Nov. 11, 2002

HENDERSON, Nev. - Freshman Erin Andrews shot a 6-over 78 to lead Oregon to 11th place after the first round of the Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown, Monday at the 6,194-yard, par-72 Anthem Country Club.

On a day when no golfer made par, Andrews, a native of Las Vegas, used her local knowledge to survive a wind-swept course and stood tied for 21st, five strokes back of first round leader Margaret Gibby of Brigham Young, who had a 73.

'A round in the 70s was a good score today,' said Oregon coach Shannon Rouillard, as only 35 of 81 golfers finished below 80. 'Rounds were high overall, I think, certainly higher that what you see under normal conditions.'

Freshman Therese Wenslow was the only other Duck to break 80, carding a 79 to tie for 26th.

Host Nevada-Las Vegas jumped out to a three stroke advantage after the first round, shooting a 303. New Mexico was second at 306 and Pepperdine was next at 307.

Oregon tallied a 325 composite, but was just six strokes out of the top eight, where San Diego State and UC Irvine were tied at 319, and one shot behind 10th-place Texas A&M.

'We played the most difficult side in a lot of wind,' said Rouillard. 'Now that we've seen the course, we're looking to improve over the next couple of days.'

The tournament continues with the second round Tuesday morning.

Las Vegas Founders Women's Collegiate Showdown
Anthem Country Club
Henderson, Nev.
First Round
6,194 Yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, Nevada-Las Vegas, 303. 2, New Mexico, 306. 3, Pepperdine, 307. 4, Denver, 310. 5, Brigham Young, 311. 6, Colorado, 312. 7, San Jose State, 314. 8 (tie), UC Irvine, 319; San Diego State, 319. 10, Texas A&M, 324. 11, Oregon, 325. 12, Hawaii, 329. 13, Colorado State, 331. 14, Eastern Washington, 338. 15, Wyoming, 342.

TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS - 1, Margaret Gibby, Brigham Young, 73. 2, Tina Mabanta, Nevada-Las Vegas, 74. 3 (tie), Tessa Gillam, Denver, 75; Katherine Hull, Pepperdine, 75; Kristi Larsen, New Mexico, 75; Sunny Oh, Nevada-Las Vegas, 75; Young Pak, Nevada-Las Vegas, 75; Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine, 75.

OREGON FINISHERS - 21 (tie), Erin Andrews, 78. 26 (tie), Therese Wenslow, 79. 48 (tie), Johnna Nealy, 82. 65 (tie), Jess Carlyon, 86. 74 (tie), Annie Davis, 89.

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