OSU 10th After First Round Of Pac-10s

April 24, 2003


The Oregon State women's golf team is 10th after one round of the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, while No. 8 California shot 4-over-par 292 to grab a two-shot lead over No. 5 USC at the par-72 Trysting Tree Golf Club on Thursday.

The Beavers are one shot back of Oregon after shooting a plus-29 317, and OSU trails eighth-place Washington State by five.

The tournament continues with 18 holes Friday and Saturday, with tee times starting at 8:30 Friday morning.

Individually, California's Sarah Huarte and USC's Mikaela Parmlid share a one-stroke lead after carding scores of 2-under-par 70 on a day that featured rain, hail, and sunshine.

Vikki Laing, of California, and Washington's Sung Ea Lee are one shot off the lead with a 71 and were the only other golfers under par on a course that yielded an average score of 77.68. Laing made a late charge up the leaderboard with three straight birdies on holes 13-15, while Lee played bogie-free golf.

Albany, Ore., native Kelly Ferris led the Beavers Thursday with a 6-over 78 to tie for 34th, followed by Leah Whiting and Ashlei Pendleton in a tie for 42nd with 79.

Alex Lucio and Stacie Ferguson each shot 81 to tie for 47th.

OSU was in eighth for much of the day, but slipped over the last few holes.

Defending champion Arizona is in fourth, 11 shots behind California.


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.


1. Sarah Huarte, California 34-36-70; 1. Mikaela Parmlid, USC 36-34-70; 3. Vikki Laing, California 37-34-71; 3. Sung Ea Lee 36-35-71; 5. Erica Blasberg, Arizona 37-35-72; 5. Becky Lucidi, USC 35-37-72; 5. Kim Rowton, Stanford 36-36-72.


T34. Kelly Ferris 38-40-78; t42. Leah Whiting 41-38-79; t42. Ashlei Pendleton 38-41-79; t47. Alex Lucio 40-41-81; t47. Stacie Ferguson 40-41-81.

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