Beavers Finish Up Season At Pac-10 Championships
April 21, 2004
SOMIS, Calif.- - The Oregon State women's golf team concluded its season Wednesday, finishing tenth at the Pac-10 Championships with a team total of 989 at the Saticoy Country Club.
Senior Laura Skinner, playing in her last collegiate tournament, fired a 78 in her final round and finished tied for 43rd with a 246. Skinner closed out the final nine holes in fine fashion with two birdies and three pars on her last five holes.
Sophomore Leah Whiting posted a final-round 80 and a three-round total of 244, leading the Beavers in a tie for 41st.
Freshman Lindsay Eide, playing in her first Pac-10 Championships, finished just one stroke behind Whiting in 45th.
'We were not prepared enough for this golf course,' said head coach Risï¿½ Lakowske, referring to the speedy greens.
'Laura played well today in her final round as a Beaver. She had a lot of putts, which accounted for a lot of her score, but she did a good job.
'The other teams just got better as the tournament went on and we weren't able to keep up, which is too bad.'
Second-ranked UCLA (Golfweek) led wire-to-wire to win the team title by 18 strokes over California, winner of last year's Pac-10s. Arizona came in third.
Second-round co-leaders and teammates Charlotte Mayorkas and Hannah Jun of UCLA flipped spots on the final day as Mayorkas carded a 1-over 73 to take home individual medalist honors. Jun finished two strokes back. Mayorkas is UCLA's first individual medalist in 13 years.
Lakowske's final thoughts for the season:
'We have a lot of work to do before next season.'
TEAM SCORES (PAR 288/864)
1. UCLA 308-297-297-902; 2. California 312-303-305-920; 3. Arizona 314-301-308-923; 4. USC 312-302-314-928; 4. Arizona State 312-310-306-928; 6. Washington 309-310-311-930; 7. Stanford 310-313-309-932; 8. Oregon 320-309-318-947; 9. Washington State 334-315-315-964; 10. Oregon State 332-334-323-989.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES (PAR 72/216)
1. Charlotte Mayorkas, UCLA 74-71-73-218; 2. Hannah Jun, UCLA 75-70-75-220; 3. Erica Blasberg, Arizona 71-75-75-221; 4. Alissa Kuczka, Arizona State 76-73-75-224; 5. Lani Elston, Arizona 80-71-74-225; 5. Tiffany Tavee, Arizona State 74-76-75-225.
OREGON STATE SCORES
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