Ducks Ninth After First Day of the Pac-10 Championships

April 24, 2003

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Johnna Nealy shot a 3-over 75 that left her tied for 14th after Thursday's first round of the Pac-10 women's golf championships, being played at the 6,160-yard, par-72 Trysting Tree Golf Club. As a team, the Ducks were ninth, one stroke ahead of Oregon State.

No. 8 California, trying to win its first-ever Pac-10 women's golf title, held the first day lead at 4-over 292. No. 5 USC was next at 294, while No. 13 UCLA was third at 298 and No. 6 Arizona -- winners of five of the last six Pac-10 titles -- stood fourth at 299. No. 20 Washington was next at 300, followed by Arizona State (301), Stanford (307), Washington State (312), Oregon (316) and host Oregon State (317).

Nealy, a sophomore from Grants Pass, Ore., started on the back nine and suffered three bogeys in her first nine holes, but pulled back to even par with birdies on No. 13, No. 1 and No. 2. She stayed at level par until an unfortunate double bogey on the par-5 fifth, and closed with a bogey on nine for her 3-over total. Still, there were only 13 rounds better than Nealy's Thursday.

Duck teammate Erin Andrews would have joined Nealy on the leaderboard except for taking a nine on the par-4 11th, her second hole of the day. After that, the freshman from Las Vegas played the final 16 holes two strokes over par and finished the day at 6-over 78 to tie fellow Duck freshman Therese Wenslow and six other players for 34th.

Annie Davis, a senior from Portland competing as an individual, had the next best score among Duck golfers, carding an 81 to tie for 47th.

Cal teammates Vikki Laing and Sarah Huarte shared the first round lead with USC's Mikaela Parmlid at 2-under 70. Washington's Sung Ea Lee was the only other golfer to break par Thursday, shooting a 71.

The second round is scheduled to begin Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Pac-10 Championships
Trysting Tree Golf Course
Corvallis, Ore.
First Round
6,160 Yards, Par-72

TEAM SCORES - 1, California, 292. 2, USC, 294. 3, UCLA, 298. 4, Arizona, 299. 5, Washington, 300. 6, Arizona State, 301. 7, Stanford, 307. 8, Washington State, 312. 9, Oregon, 316. 10, Oregon State, 317.

OREGON FINISHERS - 14 (tie), Johnna Nealy, 75. 34 (tie), Erin Andrews, 78; Therese Wenslow, 78. 47 (tie), Annie Davis, 81. 55 (tie), Jess Carlyon, 85. 58, Michelle Timpani, 90.

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