Beavers Miss Cut At NCAA Regionals

May 10, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - -

The Oregon State women's golf team came up short in its bid to qualify for the NCAA Championships, as the Beavers posted a 309 Saturday at the par-72 Karsten Golf Course in the final round of the NCAA West Regional Championships.

OSU tied with No. 20 Washington for 13th with a three-round score of 59-over-par 923; the top eight finishers advance to the NCAAs, hosted by Purdue May 20-23. Also, the top two individuals whose teams do make the cut qualify for the National Championships.

Albany, Ore., native Kelly Ferris led the Beavers at the tournament, shooting 77 Saturday for a 229 overall and a tie for 40th among the 108-player field. Ferris' 229 was one shot off her career-best while playing in her first NCAA Regional.

USC, which led wire-to-wire and is ranked fourth nationally, earned the win with a 6-over total of 870, topping No. 3 Oklahoma State by 10 strokes.

OSU entered the final round six shots behind eighth-place Stanford, and finished 18 from the cut.

Senior Stacie Ferguson, who entered the day tied for 17th, carded an 82 and finished tied for 48th at 231. She completed her OSU career with 112 career rounds played.

Also seeing her first regional action was Leah Whiting, who carded a 77 Saturday to total a 233 and tie for 56th.

Laura Skinner's 75 led the Beavers Saturday, and helped her to a tie for 61st with a 235. Ashlei Pendleton, OSU's second senior, tied for 72nd at 237 following a final-round 80.

As a team, OSU made seven birdies Saturday, including three by Ferris.

'We just didn't play very well today,' OSU coach Rise Lakowske said. 'We played the first nine poorly.

'This will be a learning experience for the three underclassmen. I think the seniors felt the pressure today and tried a little too hard. They did a good job though and gave it a good effort.'

UNLV's Sunny Oh won medalist honors with a 5-under 211 and qualified for the NCAA Championships as an individual, since UNLV missed the cut. Washington's Lindsay Morgan, who tied for fourth, will join Oh as an individual as well.

OSU has now played in the NCAA Regional nine of the last 10 years.


1. USC 279-302-289-870; 2. Oklahoma State 288-302-290-880; 3. UCLA 298-300-294-892; 4. Pepperdine 294-302-301-897; 5. Arizona State 290-307-305-902; 5. Ohio State 299-302-301-902; 7. Washington State 297-306-301-904; 8. Stanford 301-407-297-905; 9. San Fransicso 302-313-296-911; 10. Illinois 309-304-303-916; 11. UNLV 298-316-305-919; 12. San Jose State 304-314-303-921; 13. Oregon State 302-312-309-923; 13. Washington 311-318-294-923; 15. New Mexico State 307-312-306-925; 16. Denver 315-314-307-936; 16. Portland State 313-314-309-936; 18. Nevada 315-313-309-937; 19. CSU-Northridge 320-305-318-943; 20. Oral Roberts 315-324-313-952; 21. Bradley 321-325-314-960.


1. Sunny Oh, UNLV 67-71-73-211; 2. Tanya Dergal, USC 68-74-71-213; 2. Kim Welch, Washington State 68-74-71-213; 4. Becky Lucidi, USC 71-77-69-217; 4. Lindsay Morgan, Washington 73-76-68-217.


T40. Kelly Ferris 73-79-77-229; t48. Stacie Ferguson 73-76-82-231; t56. Leah Whiting 78-78-77-233; t61. Laura Skinner 79-81-75-235; t72. Ashlei Pendleton 78-79-80-237.

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