Beavers In Ninth At Women's Pac-10 Championships

April 19, 2004

SOMIS, Calif.- -

The OSU women's golf team is in ninth place after Monday's opening round of the Pac-10 Championships at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis, Calif., near Los Angeles. The Beavers posted a team score of 332.

Freshman Lindsay Eide and sophomore Leah Whiting both fired 80s to begin the three-day tournament and lead the team.

'We had a bad day today,' said head coach Ris� Lakowske, 'but it was mostly due to our putting.

'The greens are at speeds similar to that of a U.S. Open or U.S. Amateur and we had trouble with that.'

UCLA, ranked second in the latest Golfweek poll, took the early lead Monday with a score of 308, just one stroke ahead of Washington and two strokes ahead of Stanford. Defending Pac-10 champion California sits in a tie for fourth with USC and Arizona State, four strokes behind UCLA.

Arizona's Erica Blasberg holds the individual lead after one round with a 1-under 71. Blasberg placed third in last year's Pac-10s.

Junior Alex Lucio and senior Laura Skinner each posted an 86 and are tied for 47th.

Sophomore Anna Rosvall finished the day with an 88.

Lakowske is confident that the team can adapt to the quick greens.

'We're going to have to adjust to the greens picking up speed, but we're looking for a better day tomorrow.

'Our goal is to catch up to Oregon and stay ahead of WSU and I think we'll be in good shape.'

The second round begins Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m.


1. UCLA 308; 2. Washington 309; 3. Stanford 310; 4. USC 312; 4. Arizona State 312; 4. California 312; 7. Arizona 314; 8. Oregon 320; 9. Oregon State 332; 10. Washington State 334.


1. Erica Blasberg, Arizona 71; 2. Angela Rho, Stanford 73; 3. Sophie Anderson, California 74; 3. Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA 74; 3. Tiffany Tavee, Arizona State 74.


T25. Lindsay Eide 80; t25. Leah Whiting 80; t47. Alex Lucio 86; t47. Laura Skinner 86; t51. Anna Rosvall 88.

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