Women's Golf in Tie for 22nd After Day 1 at Kiawah Island

Feb. 22, 2009

Kiawah Island, S.C. - OregonState women's golf is ina tie for 22nd of 43 after 18 holes of the three day, three round Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic.

Sophomore Cara Freeman led the Beavers with a 5-over-par 77 leaving her in atie for 35th in the 215 golfer field.


'Cara played pretty well today. She had a couple holes thatcost her a couple strokes, but she was striking the ball well today andconverted some very nice up-and-downs,' head coach Rise Lakowske said.


The event features a unique format where each team will playboth the Cougar Point and Oak Point golf courses on Monday and Tuesday with thetop 22 teams playing for the tournament championship after two rounds play. Thetournament championship round will be played at Cougar Point and the remaining21 teams will play Oak Point for a flight championship.


The Beavers are currently at the tournament championship cutline after shooting a team score of 31-over-par, 319, on the par 72, 6,009 yardCougar Point golf course in windy conditions that saw gusts up to 20miles-per-hour.


'We played pretty well on the front nine today, but didn'ttake advantage of our opportunities on the back,' Lakowske said. 'We didn'tplay up to our capabilities today, but we have some things we can build on fortomorrow's round at Oak Point.'


Junior Lauren Archer and freshman Elyse Okada each finishedday one in the top 100 each shooting an 8-over-par 80 to tie for 84th.


Stephanie Connelly of Central Floridaleads the tournament after shooting a 2-under-par, 70 on the Cougar Pointcourse. Leading the team scoring is Miami and EastTennesseeState each shooting acollective 12-over-par 300 at Cougar Point.


OregonState returns to actiontomorrow morning at the par-72, 5,907 yard Oak Point course with the first teamtime at 7:25 a.m. PST.


All day coverage with live stats is available atgolfstat.com.


Team Scores: t1. Miami 300; t1.

East Tennessee St.
300; 3. Oral Roberts 303; 4. Mississippi305; t5. Western Carolina 306; t5. UCF 306; 7.College of Charleston 307; t8. Florida 309; t8. Nebraska 309; t10. Central Arkansas 310; t10. Oregon310; t12. Middle
Tennessee St.
311; t12.
Mississippi St.
311; t12. UNC Wilmington311; 15. Kentucky312; 16. Maryland313; t17. South Florida 314; t17.
Jacksonville St.
314; 19.
Augusta St.
315; 20. Longwood 316; 21. William and Mary 318; t22. OregonState 319; t22. Toledo 319; t24.
Illinois St.
Texas St.
320; 26. CharlestonSouthern 322; 27. Bucknell 325; 28.
Ball St.
326; t29. Elon 328; t29. Old Dominion 328; 31.Winthrop 329;32. Richmond330; 33.
Kennesaw St.
331; 34. Southern Methodist 333; t35. Cincinnati334; t35. USC Upstate 334; t35.
Missouri St.
334; 38. Marshall339; 39. Southern Illinois 341; 40. Bradley344; 41. Wofford 347; 42. Mercer 350; 43. Citadel 352.


Individual Leaders:1. Stephanie Connelly, UCF 70; t2. Mary Kate Bird, Nebraska 72; t2. Sofia Hagsund, UNCWilmington 72; t2. Bagona Sarabia, Miami72; t5. Elisa Aoki, UCF 73; t5. Christy Carter, Oral Roberts 73; t5. Dori Carter, Mississippi73; t5. Jessica Hollandsworth, Maryland73; t5. Steffi Kirchmayr, College of Charleston 73; t5. Nia Muehl, EastTennesseeSt. 73; t5.Jessica Yadloczky, Florida73.


Oregon State Scores: t35. Cara Freeman 77; t84.Elyse Okada 80; t84. Lauren Archer 80; t119. 82; t139. Whitney French 84.

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