WGolf Climb Three Spots in Final Day of MountainView Collegiate

March 29, 2009




TUCSON, Ariz. – Oregon State women’s golf saved their best round for last shooting a 297, Sunday, in the final round of the MountainView Collegiate finishing tied for 11th-place out of 19 with a three round total of 905 (298-310-297). The Beavers moved up three spots on the leaderboard in the final day.

“We scored better today and gave ourselves more opportunities to score,” head coach Rise Lakowske said. “The short game was much better today and I saw some birdies because of that. We seemed to convert more up-and-downs and make more putts.”

Junior Lauren Archer was Oregon State’s top performer finishing tied for 18th in the 99 player field. Archer posted scores of 71, 76 and a final round score of 74 for a total of 221.

“Since the final round in South Carolina Lauren has been playing very well, which has basically been all spring,” Lakowske said. “She stayed consistent today and kept hitting her targets. We are continuing to expect that from her. She’s playing great and we think she can do even better next week.”

Sophomore Cara Freeman finished behind Archer by a stroke, finishing the day where she started, tied for 22nd. Freeman shot a final round score of 2-over 74, bringing her three-round total to 226 (72-76-74).

In the final round freshman Whitney French shot the team low with a 1-over-par 73, the best single-round score of her career. French finished tied for 57th shooting a 230 (76-81-73).

“Whitney has been on the verge of doing great things all season,” Lakowske said. “She gave a preview of what she is capable of today. She played a very good round of golf that could have been even better without a couple rough holes.”

Other Oregon State scores included senior Martha Burkard tying for 68th with a 233 (79-77-77) and freshman Elyse Okada tied for 88th with a 241 (83-82-76).

“From what I saw, we had a better short game than yesterday afternoon,” Lakowske said. “Now we just have some course management issues we need to deal with. The main thing to make us better is to improve our putting and course management for the rest of the season.”

Taking the team title was San Jose State shooting an 866, and San Jose State’s Erica Moston took the individual title as well with a 7-under-par 209.

Oregon State is back in action Friday-Sunday, Apr. 3-5, for the Lady Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford, Miss.

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Team Scores: 1. San Jose State (284-287-295) 866; 2. UNLV (291-287-297) 875; 3. Louisville (292-295-292) 879; 4. Indiana (297-298-289) 884; 5. Missouri (301-295-289) 885; 6. Northwestern (297-301-292) 890; 7. Colorado State (297-294-305) 896; 8. Michigan (302-299-297) 898; 9. Nebraska (290-302-309) 901; 10. Iowa State (308-298-297) 903; t11. Oregon State (298-310-297) 905; t11. Colorado (297-301-307) 905; 13. Fresno State (303-303-302) 908; t14. Washington State (307-313-289) 909; t14. Texas Tech (311-299-299) 909; t14. Kansas State (300-314-295) 909; 17. Oklahoma (305-299-307) 911; 18. Arizona (307-307-312) 926; 19. Boise State (308-317-317) 942.

Individual Leaders: 1. Erica Moston, San Jose State (72-68-69) 209; 2. Cindy LaCrosse, Louisville (71-69-71) 211; t3. Laura Nochta, Indiana (72-71-70) 213; t3. Anita Gahir, Indiana (71-74-68) 213; t5. Ashley Bauer, Michigan (70-72-73) 215; t5. Jennifer Hong, Northwestern (70-75-70) 215; t5. Therese Koelbaek, UNLV (68-73-74) 215; Katrin Delen Briones, San Jose State (71-73-71) 215.

Other Oregon State Scores: t18. Lauren Archer (71-76-74) 221; t22. Cara Freeman (72-76-74) 222; t57. Whitney French (76-81-73) 230; t68. Martha Burkard (79-77-77) 233; t88. Elyse Okada (83-82-76) 241.


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