OSU 10th After First Day Of Pac-10s

April 18, 2005

PLEASANTON, Calif.- - The Oregon State women's golf team sits in 10th place Monday after the first round of the Pac-10 Championships at the Ruby Hills Golf Club. The Beavers finished the day with a team total of 327.

'Inexperience has held us back for the most part on this difficult golf course,' Coach Risë Lakowske said. 'We also made a lot of mistakes around the greens.'

Sophomore Jill Ferrante, after having to withdraw from the Peg Barnard last week due to injury, fired a solid 4-over 76 in her opening round. She had three birdies on the day, including two in her first three holes and one to finish out a 1-over 37 on her back nine.

'Jill played really well today,' added Lakowske. 'But for the most part, our team not having been at the Pac-10 championship level is what hurt us today.'

Second-ranked UCLA holds a slim one-stroke lead over rival USC at 2-over 290. Arizona State and Washington are tied for third, eight strokes behind the Bruins.

The Bruins' Susie Mathews carded the low round on the day with a 4-under 68, including five birdies and just one bogey. One stroke behind Mathews is top-ranked Louise Stahle of Arizona State.

OSU has two freshmen competing in their first conference championship in Jessi Gebhardt and Julie Uhrik, who are tied for 43rd and placed 47th, respectively.

Senior Alex Lucio is 48th and senior Kelly Kerkvliet is 50th.

'We've talked about adjusting to the course,' Lakowske said about continuing Tuesday.

'They just need to improve every day and not worry so much about their play, but just about getting better.'

The second round begins Tuesday at 8 a.m.


1. UCLA 290; 2. USC 291; 3. Arizona State 298; 3. Washington 298; 5. Washington State 299; 6. Arizona 300; 7. Stanford 304; 8. California 305; 9. Oregon 308; 10. Oregon State 327.


1. Susie Mathews, UCLA 68; 2. Louise Stahle, Arizona State 69; 3. Tanya Dergal , USC 70; 3. Kim Welch, Washington State 70; 5. Dewi Schreefel, USC 71.


T19. Jill Ferrante 76; t43. Jessi Gebhardt 81; 47. Julie Uhrik 84; 48. Alex Lucio 86; 50. Kelly Kerkvliet 90.

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