Women's Golf Finishes Second At Rose City Collegiate Golf Tournament
Sept. 28, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's golf team shot its best round of the tournament on Tuesday but finished second to the University of North Texas at the Rose City Collegiate Golf Tournament at Langdon Farms Golf Club.
Junior Whitney French shot an even par 72 in the final round to finish at 1-under (71-72-72) 215 for the tournament and tied for first place. She lost to Kelsey Kipp of North Texas in a 12-hole playoff that lasted just under three hours.
"They played a sudden death playoff that lasted an incredible 12 holes, a collegiate golf first," Oregon State head coach Risë Alexander said. "Whitney lost the playoff but this still counts as a win in the college golf ranks where ties are recognized and playoff wins are not. Her score of 1-under is also one of the lowest individual scores in OSU history."
The Beavers fired a final round 294 after posting rounds of 302 and 296 on Monday for a tournament total of 892, just three strokes behind North Texas, which shot a tournament best 291 in the final round after rounds of 295 and 303 on Monday.
"I am very proud of this team for their great play this week," Alexander said. "They improved their scoring each round and improved significantly in their course management and mental discipline. We are looking forward to playing next week at Washington's event in Tacoma."
Freshman Seshia Telles (76-74-73) 223 and junior Elyse Okada (75-74-74) 223 had solid final rounds and finished tied for 10th at 7-over-par. Telles now has top 10 finishes in her first two collegiate tournaments. Freshman Lauren Sewell (82-76-75) 233 and senior Kristina Gargaro (80-77-76) 233 both bounced back from tough opening rounds to finish tied for 31st.
Oregon State served as co-host of the Rose City Collegiate Golf Tournament with Portland State University at the 6080-yard, par 72 Langdon Farms Golf Club.
The Beavers return to action Oct. 4-6 at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club in Tacoma, Wash.
Team Scores: 1. North Texas (295-303-291) 889; 2. Oregon State (302-296-294) 892; 3. Portland State (299-300-298) 897; 4. Northern Arizona (309-301-295) 905; 5. Hawai'i (307-295-306) 908; 6. Fresno State (311-306-297) 914; 7. San Francisco (303-313-305) 921; 8. Boise State (311-315-297) 923; 9. Wyoming (312-312-300) 924; 10. Portland (314-307-306) 927; 11. UC Riverside (312-316-304) 932; 12. Cal Poly (313-309-311) 933; 13. Weber State (326-323-309) 958; 14. Northern Colorado (328-315-317) 960; 15. Eastern Washington (319-323-321) 963.
Top Individual Scores: t1. Whitney French, Oregon State (71-72-72) 215; t1. Kelsey Kipp, North Texas (71-74-70) 215; 3. Kaili Britos, Hawai'i (75-69-74) 218; t4. Stephanie Kim, Northern Arizona (70-79-70) 219; t4. Alexa Kim, Northern Arizona (79-70-70) 219; 6. Tiffany Schoning, Portland State (73-74-73) 220; t7. Hayley Young, Boise State (75-75-72) 222; t7. Addison Long, North Texas (72-77-73) 222; t7. Kalyn Dodge, Portland State (73-76-73) 222; t10. Katrina Hegge, San Francisco (77-73-73) 223; t10. Seshia Telles, Oregon State (76-74-73) 223 t10. Elyse Okada, Oregon State (75-74-74) 223; 13. Chelsea Czinski, Fresno State (77-75-72) 224; t14. Rachael Fischer, Portland (75-77-73) 225; t14. Tinna Johannsdottir, San Francisco (72-81-72) 225; t14. Brittany Bomar, Hawai'i (75-74-76) 225.
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