Lucio Tied For 31st At Longhorn Invitational

March 22, 2004

AUSTIN, Texas - -

Oregon State's Alex Lucio is tied for 31st at Texas' Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational after two rounds, but the Beaver women's golf team slipped into 18th with a 345 on Monday at The Hills Country Club (par 72).

With one round to play Tuesday, OSU is in last place at 684, trailing Kansas by two strokes and 16th-place Northwestern by 11.

'This golf course is very demanding, and our course-management skills are not what they should be for this course. So we talked about that today and we'll try a different tactic tomorrow,' OSU coach Rise Lakowske said. 'The lies are thin and the greens are very hard. We just haven't managed it well in terms of hitting the spots we need to hit to get it up and down. We need to improve on that, because we'll see more courses like this in the future.'

Lucio followed her opening-round 80 with an 81 for 17-over 161.

Host Texas, ranked 19th, owns a one-shot lead over No. 22 UNLV with a 50-over-par 626.

Vanderbilt's Chris Brady held on to her first round lead with a 77 Monday; she owns a three-shot lead over SMU's Laura Cross, USC's Catalina Marin, as well as Julie Tvede of Tulsa.

Lindsay Eide is tied for 74th, Leah Whiting 82nd, Anna Rosvall is 86th, and Laura Skinner is tied for 87th.


1. Texas 309-317-626; 2. UNLV 313-314-627; 3. California 321-311-632; (tie) Vanderbilt 315-316-632; 5. USC 318-317-635; 6. Arizona 327-317-644; (tie) SMU 320-324-644; (tie) Purdue 321-323-644; 9. Texas A&M 331-315-646; (tie) North Carolina 324-322-646; (tie) TCU 320-326-646; 12. Oklahoma 321-328-649; 13. Tulsa 322-329-651; 14. Kansas State 341-328-669; 15. Arizona State 342-328-670; 16. Northwestern 339-332-671; 17. Kansas 349-333-682; 18. Oregon State 339-345-684.

TOP INDIVIDUALS (par 72/144)

1. Chris Brady, Vanderbilt 72-77-149; 2. Laura Cross, SMU 75-77-152; 2. Catalina Marin, USC 78-74-352; 2. Julie Tvede, Tulsa 76-76-152.


T31. Alex Lucio 80-81-161; t74. Lindsay Eide 80-92-172; t82. Leah Whiting 88-87-175; 86. Anna Rosvall 91-88-179; t87. Laura Skinner 91-89-180.

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