Women's Golf Heads to Ping/ASU Invitational

April 2, 2003

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon women's golf team enters its final regular season competition Friday through Sunday at the Ping/ASU Invitational. Teams will play 18 holes each day on the par-72, 6,183-yard Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz.

Freshman Therese Wenslow leads the Ducks into action with a 76.9 season stroke average. Also competing for Oregon will be sophomore Johnna Nealy of Grants Pass, Ore., who has a 77.8 stroke average, freshman Michelle Timpani (80.4), junior Lacy Erickson (80.6) and sophomore Jaime Seefried (83.2).

'We're coming off a difficult tournament, but we're more familiar with the course at ASU and I fully expect us to play better,' said coach Shannon Rouillard, whose team finished 17th last week at UCLA. 'Three of the five we have competing have experience on the Karsten course, and I really expect that we will play up to our capabilities this weekend.'

Four top 10 teams are among the field the Ducks will face this weekend, including No. 4 Texas, No. 5 USC, No. 6 Arizona and No. 9 California. Also in the 16-team field are No. 11 New Mexico, No. 15 Tulsa, No. 16 UCLA and No. 17 Washington. The field is rounded out by Arizona State, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, San Jose State, Stanford and Texas Christian.

The Ping/ASU tournament is Oregon's last event prior to the Pac-10 Championships, which will be held April 24-26 at Trysting Tree in Corvallis, Ore.

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