<b>The Ducks 8th after two rounds at Spartan Invitational</b>

SALINAS, Calif. - The Oregon women's golf team is 8th after the first two rounds of the Spartan Invitational Tournament. The Ducks shot 305 in the first round and 307 in the second, for a combined score of 612 after two rounds of play at the Corral de Tierra Country Club, a par 72, 5,938-yard layout.

Oregon sophomore Johnna Nealy shot a career low 69 in the first round, finishing in a tie for 4th place at 69-75-144. Nealy ties sophomore record with former graduate Jerily White as an Oregon record holder with a low 69. 'She played an incredible round of golf,' said coach Shannon Rouillard. 'I am really proud of her.' Freshman Erin Andrews is not far behind tied at 31st with a total of 153.

Pepperdine is all alone at the top with a team score of 567. UCLA is eighteen strokes behind at 585. Individually, Katherine Hull, from Pepperdine, finished 10 strokes under par (63-71-134) to lead by three strokes over teammate Lindsey Wright of Pepperdine who carded a 137 for the day.

'I am really proud of the girls, not only are we getting off to a good start for our spring season, but I am really happy with our consistency, said Rouillard. Not only for two rounds of golf, but for being a 36-hole day. They kept it together and kept their composure and they played well together.'

The tournament concludes with the final round on Wednesday morning.

Spartan Invitational

Corral de Tierra Country Club

Salinas, California

First and Second Rounds

5,938 Yards, Par-72

- 1, Pepperdine, 275-292-567. 2, UCLA, 283-302-585. 3, Arizona State, 284-306-590. 4, California, 300-297-597. 5, UNLV, 299-299-598. 6, Washington, 303-300-603. 7, UC Irvine, 303-304-607. 8, Oregon, 305-307-612. 9, San Jose State, 302-313-615. 10, San Francisco, 302-314-616. 11, Oregon State, 306-311-617. 12, Long Beach State, 313-309-622. 13, Hawaii, 322-333-655. 14, CSU-Monterey Bay, 360-339-699.

- 1, Katherine Hull, Pepperdine, 63-71-134. 2, Lindsey Wright, Pepperdine 65-72-137. 3, Angela Won, UC Irvine, 71-71-142. 4 (tie) Johnna Nealy, Oregon, 69-75-144; Gina Umeck, UCLA, 70-74-144. 6, Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA, 70-75-145. 7, Stella Lee, UC Irvine, 73-73-146. 8 (tie) Erin Tone, Arizona State, 69-78-147; Louise Friberg, Washington, 75-72-147; Alissa Kuczka, Arizona State, 73-74-147; Melissa Martin, UCLA, 72-75-147.

OREGON FINISHERS - 4 (tie), Johnna Nealy, 69-75-144. 31 (tie), Erin Andrews, 75-78-153. 55 (tie), Therese Wenslow 84-76-160; Jess Carlyon, 78-82-160. 59 (tie), Michelle Timpani, 83-78-161.

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