Women's Golf Concludes Day One Action at Pac-10s

April 19, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. - The Oregon States women's golf team concluded the opening round of the 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Championships Monday which is hosted by University of Oregon. Sophomore Whitney French leads the Beavers with a 3-over par 75 on Monday.

The Beavers finished the day at 29-over with a first round score of 317 at the Eugene Country Club Golf Club, which plays par-72 and 6,203-yard course. Six teams in the Pac-10 are ranked in the top-25 providing one of the more difficult conference championships.

'Whitney played the first nine holes even par on the back side,' Oregon State women's golf head coach Risë Lakowske said following the opening round. 'Whitney really hung in there, made some birdies, came back and putted well. It's a great thing to be a sophomore, progressing and really buying into what we are trying to do.'

Senior Brittany Stewart shot a 7-over 79 on Monday, while Lauren Archer added an 8-over 80. Elyse Okada was 11-over for the day shooting an 83 and Chelsey Lind finished with a 16-over, 88.

'We have some things that we need to work on but I really think tomorrow they can come out and play a better game,' Lakowske said. 'For the women as a team, it is more about performance and not finish. Because I think that is more important for the future, for the girls to be a very strong team.'

Oregon State is paired with Washington State for the second round Tuesday and will tee it up starting on the back nine at 9:30 a.m. All day coverage with live stats is available at golfstat.com.

1. Arizona State (283); 2. USC (284); 3. California (287); 4. UCLA (289); 5. Oregon University (292); 6. Arizona (293); 7. Washington (296); 8. Stanford (301); t9. Washington State (317); t9. Oregon State (317)

1. Joanne Lee, California - 67; 2. Juliana Murcia, Arizona State - 68; 3. Lizette Salas, USC - 69; t4. Stephanie Kono, UCLA - 70; t4. Sadena Parks, Washington - 70; t4. Jennifer Song, USC - 70;

t29. Whitney French - 75; t38. Brittany Stewart - 79; t41. Lauren Archer - 80; t47. Elyse Okada - 83; 50. Chelsey Lind - 88.

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