Duck Women Travel to Corvallis for 2003 Pac-10 Tournament

April 22, 2003

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EUGENE, Ore. - Oregon will send a youthful team to the 2003 Pac-10 women's golf championships that will be hosted by Oregon State Thursday through Saturday at Trysting Tree Golf Club (par-72, 6,160 yards) in Corvallis, Ore.

The Ducks will field a team consisting of three freshmen and two sophomores, plus senior Annie Davis who will compete as an individual. Among the three rookies is Oregon's top golfer, Therese Wenslow. She leads the team with a 76.8 stroke average and has three top 10 finishes and seven top 50 finishes on the season. The other two Duck freshmen are Erin Andrews and Michelle Timpani, who are tied for third on the team with identical 79.9 stroke averages.

Sophomore Johnna Nealy, a Grants Pass., Ore., native has been the Ducks' most consistent golfer this season and ranks second on the team with a 78.0 stroke average. Fellow sophomore Jess Carlyon holds an 82.7 stroke average. Portland, Ore., native Davis rounds out the Oregon contingent. The former runner-turned-golfer averages 81.2 strokes per round.

Oregon will be paired with Washington State for Thursday's opening round. The Ducks are scheduled to tee off hole No. 10 at 9 a.m.

USC is the highest-ranked team in the field, coming in at No. 5, while defending champ Arizona, winners of five of the last six Pac-10 tournaments is at No. 6. Eighth-ranked California is seeking its first Pac-10 title, while No. 13 UCLA and No. 20 Washington also look to be in contention.

At last year's Pac-10 tournament held in Walla Walla, Wash., the Ducks finished 10th. Senior Kathy Cho was Oregon's highest finisher, tying for 17th at 14-over 230. Nealy tied for 51st as a freshman, while Carlyon tied for 56th. Oregon's best finish in the Pac-10 tournament is a tie for fourth in 1991 and 1993.

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