Women's Golf in 16th After Opening Round at UNLV Invitational

March 8, 2010


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The Oregon State women's golf team is in 16th place after the first round of play at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational. Senior Lauren Archer led the Beavers with a 2-over par 74 on Monday.

'Lauren picked up where she was she left off in California and is hitting the ball very consistently,' assistant coach Kailin Downs said. 'The way she was hitting the fairways and greens and had she made a few more putts, that score could have easily been under par.'

On Monday, the first day of the three-day tournament, teams played 18 holes on at Boulder Creek Golf Club, a par-72, 6,256 yard course.

Overall, the Beavers played well concluding round one with 16-over and a score of 304 at the Boulder Creek Golf Club, which is a par - 72, 6,246-yard course.

Sophomores Whitney French shot a 3-over 75, and Elyse Okada was 5-over 78, while junior Kristina Gargaro and senior Brittany Stewart each finished at 6-over 78.

'Elyse played really well early on and was actually 1-under on the front nine. Then she shot a 6-over on the back nine. Hopefully she can play like she did on the front nine for all eighteen holes because she was very consistent striking the ball early,' Downs said. 'Tomorrow we want to re-group, and go back to maintaining how we did today and finishing strong on the back nine.'

The Beavers' opening round total of 306 has them 16 strokes over par and 23 behind the leader, UNLV (281).

OSU returns to action Tuesday with its second round tee times at 8:58 a.m. on the back nine.

1. UNLV 281; 2. Idaho 285; 3. Ball State 289; 4. Missouri 290; 5. Baylor 293; t6. Texas Tech 294; t6. Portland State 294; 8. Nebraska 295; t9. Wisconsin 298; t9. Tulsa 298; t9. BYU 298; t12. Texas State 300; t12. New Mexico State 300; 14. Texas 301; 15. Campbell 303; 16. Oregon State 304; 17. Wyoming 310; 18. Washington State 311.

1. Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho - 65; 2. Valdis Jonsdottir, Texas State - 67; 3. Therese Koelbaek, UNLV - 68; t4. Kristtini Cain, Ball State - 69; t4. Britney Yada, Portland State - 69; t4. Amanda Jacobs, Idaho - 69; t4. Kristen Schelling, UNLV - 69.

t29. Lauren Archer - 74; t43. Whitney French - 75; t54. Elyse Okada - 77; t66. Kristina Gargaro - 78; t66. Brittany Stewart - 78.

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