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Ashley Edwards
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Oakley, Calif.
High School: Deer Valley
Experience: High School
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* Click the STATISTICS link above for updated season and career collegiate season stats, or click here.

 

Career Highlights (Before 2011 Fall Season)
Low Round: 68 (-4) - Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (4/5/11)
Career Best Score: 222 (2+) 15th-t, Branch Law Firm Invitational (9/17-18/10)
Career Best Finish: 2nd, 220 (4+), Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (4/4-5/11)
Led UO in 3 Tournaments (Jr. 2, So. 1) and in 14 Rounds (Jr. 6, So. 2, Fr. 6)
Shot 7 Rounds Under-Par (68 (4-), 70 (-2), 71 (1-)x4, 72 (1-)), and 4 at Par (72x4)

 

As a senior in 2011-12, looms as team's top returnee, with its best career totals for scoring average (76.1), top-15 tourney finishes (7), # of rounds played and led (86 / 15), tourneys played and led (32 / 3-tied) and rounds under and at-par (8 / 4). Ranks top-15 all-time for Ducks career-wise in scoring average (fourth, 76.1), par or better rounds (sixth, 12) and finish percentage (15th, 59.1%). Staked her third top-five tourney finish with her runner-up effort in the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate as a junior, after she took fifth once as both a freshman and sophomore. As a junior, was one of three Ducks with season averages of 75.4 or better, and helped team log its all-time best team scoring average (299.64), win two tourneys, and finish one stroke shy of tying foran NCAA bid in the West Regional. As a sophomore helped UO to its first NCAA appearance in 10 years and its highest-ever Pac-10 finish (third). Ranked third on the team in season scoring average as a freshman, sophomore and junior. Prior to her collegiate debut, she was one of the West Coast’s top prospects after she advanced to the second stage of 2007 U.S. Women’s Open qualifying, and qualified for the 2007 U.S. Women’s Amateur.

Fall 2011: Played all four tourneys for the Ducks and ranked second on squad in the final standings in the first two events, the Golfweek Conference Challenge (21st, 73-76-79-228) and Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (12th-tie, 77-75-76-228). Added another top-35 final placing in the Stanford Intercollegiate, which included her season-low round (a one-under 70) in the finale that tied for the team's low score of the day. She also carded two of her other three best rounds of the fall in the Stanford event (35th-t, 74-73-70).

2010-11: Played 10 of the team's 11 events - second-most on the squad, and stood top four for team in final standings of all of them. Her season scoring average (75.20) was the eighth-best in school history, and the sixth-best tally for rounds of par or better (7-tied). Led team twice in Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (second-tie, 77-75-68-220) and NCAA West Regional (23rd-tie, 224). Ranked third on squad in three events in the fall - the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (18th-t, 78-70-71-226), Pac-10 / SEC Challenge (47th-t, 73-80-73-226) and Branch Law Firm Invitational (15th-t, 72-74-76-222). Ended with five under-par scores, and also shot two par rounds - the first- and third-best tallies on the team, season-wise. Led team in six rounds, including two in the NCAA West Regional (pair of two-over 74's) and once each in the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (4-under 68), Edean Ihlanfeldt Invite (1-under 71), Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (2-under 70) and Pac-10 / SEC Challenge (2-over 73). That four-68 at the Pacfic Coast Intercollegiate at Half Moon Bay tied UO's fourth-best score ever, and was only three strokes shy of the school record (a seven-under 65). Ended campaign ranked nationally by Golfweek (138th, 74.45) and Golfstat (156th, 75.20) - both career season-ending bests. In summer of 2011, missed bid for U.S. Women’s Amateur by one stroke with her three-over 74 at the Oakbrook CC in Lakewood, Wash. In other summer stops, advanced to match play in the Public Links and Women's Western (Florida) events, and also worked for the Eugene Country Club junior golf program.

2009-10: Played in 11 of the team's 12 events, and led UO once in the events' final standings, ranked second on four occasions and third three more times. Ended season ranked 208th nationally in the Golfweek rankings (75.10) - third-highest for UO behind Kendra Little (48th) and Cheyenne Hickle (187th). In April's Pac-10 Championships at the Eugene Country Club, tied junior teammate Erica Omlid for the Ducks' second-highest finish (18th-t, 73-76-76-225). In the other two postseason stops, stood third for UO in the NCAA Central Regional (38th-t, 77-79-81-237) and NCAA Championships (104th-t, 73-80-79-76-308). In February, tied her highest overall finish ever in the spring opener, the Peg Barnard Invitational at Stanford (fifth-tie, 76-74-150), and paced team in final standings for the first time in her career. Also ranked second on squad in March's Bruin Wave Invitational (33rd-t, 74-77-74-225) and tied her lowest spring tourney score. In fall, played in three of the team’s four events, and ranked second on squad twice in the final standings in the Turtle Bay Collegiate Invitational (19th, 74-73-76-223) and Branch Law Firm Invitational (24th, 74-73-77-224, par 73). In September, shot team’s low round of the Giustina Memorial Classic in the first round (1-under 71) en route to her second-lowest career tourney score (224). Altogether during the 2009-10 season, paced team in in two rounds, and posted one under-par round (1-under 71) and another at par (73) in her first four rounds of the fall, and ultimately ended with five more one-over rounds among her 32 on the season.

2008-09: Was one of team's most consistent scorers on one of the West Coast's top squads, and played seven events (fourth-most among the eight-member roster). Stood 187th (75.41) in season-ending Golfweek national rankings and was one of three Ducks that were top 200 overall. Was one of only three Ducks that played in both the Pac-10 Championships (24th, 79-72-74-225) and NCAA West Regional (74th, 230) with a pair of All-Pac-10 picks, Cathryn Bristow and Kendra Little. Her highest overall finish came in the Oregon Duck Invitational at Shadow Hills Country Club (fifth, 73-75-76-224), and she added another top-15 effort in the Kent Youel Invitational (12th-t, 72-77-71-220) and third top-30 effort in the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational (29th-t, 80-74-73-227). Overall, paced team in six of her 21 rounds, spread throughout five tournament appearances. Ended campaign with one under-par round (1-under 71), two more rounds at par, two more at 1-over and two more at 2-over. Ranked second on team in final standings in two events - the Oregon Duck and Kent Youel Invitationals - and ranked third on team in final standings in four other stops. Stood fourth on unit in her only other appearance which meant that she was one of only two Ducks with NCAA qualifier Cathryn Bristow that ranked top-four on team in every one of her season appearances. In collegiate debut, stood in a three-way tie as top Duck after two rounds of the Stanford Intercollegiate in her collegiate debut (57th-tie, 72-73-78-223). In summer of 2009, competed in U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier at the Richmond Country Club (12th-tie, five-over 77), only two strokes behind the final qualifier and six strokes off the top score in the field. Earlier in summer, also competed in NCGA Women’s Amateur championship flight at Pebble Beach (43rd, 93-85-178). In mid-July's TransAm National in Loudon, Tenn., she lost in match play opening round of 64, 1-up to defending champion Ashley Freeman of Texas A&M, after Edwards tied for 54th in qualifying (54th-t, 78-81-159).

Prep: Her Deer Valley High School team's MVP (Antioch, Calif.) as a senior, she was tabbed to the Contra Costa Times Top 100 Athletes in 2005 and ’06, and was the newspaper’s 2005 Golfer of the Year. She helped her team win the North Coast Section title and was named the Bay Valley Athletic League MVP. Played in three U.S. Girl’s Junior Championships and advanced to the match play round all three times. She also played in the 2005 Junior World Championships in San Diego at Torrey Pines and the 2006 U.S. Women’s Public Links.

Personal: Sociology major. Parents are Andria and Tom. Her older sister Alexis played golf at BYU, and her older brother Tom played golf at Delta.

 

Career Statistics

Year      Rds  Stks   Avg   Low Rnd
2011-12   12     914  76.1  70 (-2) (1 (-) par)
2010-11   30   2,261  75.4  68 (-4) (5 (-) par, 2 @par)
2009-10   32   2,471  77.1  71 (-1)
(1 (-) par, 1 @par)
2008-09   21   1,586  75.5  71 (-1) (1 (-) par) 1 @par)
Total     95   7,232  76.1  68 (-4) (8 (-) par, 4 @par)

 

2011-12 Season Statistics
Fall Invitationals    Par-Yards  Place, Score   By Round   Avg.
Golfweek Conf. Ch.    72-6,405   21st-t, 228    73-76-79   76.0
Edean Ihlanfeldt Inv. 72-6,008   12th-t, 228    77-75-76   76.0
Stanford Intercolleg. 71,6-148   35th-t, 217    74-73-*70  72.3
SEC-Pac-12 Challenge  72-6,447   107th-t, 241   79-82-80   80.3
Fall Stats   12 rounds, 914 strokes (1 under-par)          76.1

2010-11 Season Statistics
Fall Invitationals    Par-Yards  Place, Score   By Round   Avg.
Ptarmigan Ram Classic 72-        26th-t, 221    72-74-75   73.7
Branch Law Firm Inv.  73-        15th-t, 222    72-74-76   74.0
Edean Ihlanfeldt      72-6,078   33rd-t, 227    82-74-71   75.7
LV Collegiate Shwdn   72-6,329   18th-t, 226    78-*70-71  75.3
Pac-10 / SEC Chllng   71-6,148   47th-t, 226    73-80-73   75.3
Fall Statistics   15 Rounds, 1,122 Strokes (4 (-)par, 1@par) 74.8

Spring Invitationals  Par-Yards  Place, Score   By Round   Avg.
Lady Puerto Rico Clas.72-        47th-t, 232    79-77-75    78.0
Battle at Rancho Bern.72-6,336   65th-t, 238    81-80-77    79.3
Pacific Coast Interc. 72         2nd-t,, 220    77-75-68    73.3
Pac-10 Championships  72         22nd-t, 225    72-77-76    75.0
NCAA W. Regional      72-6,266   23rd-t, 224    74-76-74    74.7
Spring Statistics 15 Rounds, 1,139 Strokes (1 (-)par, 3@par) 75.9
2010-11
Season Statistics 30 Rounds, 2,261 Strokes (5 (-)par, 4@par) 75.4

 

2009-10 Season Statistics
Fall Invitationals    Par-Yards  Place, Score   By Round   Avg.
Branch Law Firm Inv.  73         24th-t, 224    74-73-77   74.7
Giustina Mem. Classic 72-6,282   14th-t, 233    71-81-81   77.7
Turtle Bay Coll. Inv. 72-6,535   19th-t, 223    74-73-76   74.3

Fall Season Stats – 9 rounds, 680 strokes, 75.5 avg.
(1 (-)par, 1 @par)

Spring Invitationals  Par-Yards  Place, Score   By Round  Avg.
Peg Barnard Inv.      71-6,092     5th-t, 150   76-74      75.0
Arizona Wildcat Inv.  71-6,166    53rd-t, 157   78-79      78.5
Bruin Wave Inv.       72-6,282    33rd-t, 225   74-77-74   75.0
Betsy Rawls Inv.      72-6,255    73rd-t, 242   73-82-87   80.7
Baylor Spring Inv.    72-6,387    62nd-t, 247   81-82-84   82.3
Pac-10 Championships  72-6,203    18th-t, 225   73-76-76   75.0
NCAA Central Regional 72-6,417    38th-t, 237   77-79-81   79.0
NCAA Championships    72-6,238   104th-t, 308   73-80-79-76   77.0
Spring Season Stats - Spring – 23 Rnds, 1,791 Strokes, 77.9 Avg.
2009-10 Season Stats – 32 Rounds, 2,471 Strokes, 77.2 Avg. (1 under par, 1 @ par)

 

2008-09 Season Statistics

Stanford Intercolleg. 71-6,092   57th-t, 223    72-73-78  74.3
Kent Youel Invite     72-6,208   12th-t, 220    72-77-71  73.3
Fall Stats      6 Rounds, 443 Strokes,
73.8 avg. (1 (-)par, 1 @par)

Spring Invitationals  Par-Yards  Place, Score   By Round  Avg.
UNLV Spr. Rebel Inv.  72-6,234   29th-t, 227    80-74-73  75.7
Duck Invitational     72-5,954   5th, 224       73-75-76  74.7
Ping/ASU Invite       72-6,290   70th-t 237     77-79-81  79.0
Pac-10 Champs         71-6,148   24th-t 225     79-72-74  75.0
West Regional         72-6,230   74th-t, 230    79-75-76  76.7
Spring Results        15 Rounds, 1,143 Strokes            76.2
2008-09 Season Stats    21 Rounds, 1,586 Strokes,
75.5 avg. (1(-)par, 1@par)

 

 


THE OREGON DIFFERENCE: Edwards on the Oregon Women's Golf Program

Q: How long have you been a Duck fan or wanted to come to Oregon?

AE: ”Ever since I took my recruiting trip I fell in love with the school.”
 

Q: When you talk to others about how you love being a Duck, what are the first things you talk about?

AE: “First I talk about my team and the program at Oregon. Second, I talk about the wonderful facilities at the school and all of the great equipment we get from Nike. The football team is also a great topic since they did so well.”


Q: Besides athletics, what things initially attracted you to the University?

AE: “I loved the small college town spirit, I always wanted to go to a place that was in love with the college, and that is how it is at Oregon.”


Q: What things do you remember from your recruiting trip?

AE: “Mostly, I remember walking into the Casanova Center and not believing all the wonderful things that were in there.”


Q: What things do the coaches emphasize in the recruiting process?

AE: “The coaches emphasized a lot on hard work and time management. If you’re serious about being an athlete, you have to take all of that into consideration.”


Q: In what ways does playing in the nation’s top conference prepare you to be your best?

AE: “I believe it gets you ready to take it to the next step, and to go on and play professionally. I think it pushes our team a lot because we want to try to be top in our conference.”


Q: What are the special parts about playing in a college town like Eugene?

AE: “I love it when I wear my golf gear that people come up and ask me if I am on the team, and they say how they love the Ducks. I think that is one of the greatest feelings.”


Q: Talk about the team’s chemistry and what sets it apart from other programs?

AE: “I believe our team is very close - probably no other team is as close as we are – and we’re all roommates with each other.”


Q: Describe Coach Quiazon’s mission statement or general philosophy to being successful.

AE: “I think she strives for commitment, and keeping your mind open to different options. I really like how she helps us individually with our swing, because no one has the same swing on the team.”


Q: Oregon’s state-of-the art facilities are a big thing in the recruiting process – what were your impressions of various ones?

AE: “I was extremely impressed and could not believe all of the wonderful facilities. I didn't even know such things existed. I felt like a professional!”


Q: Are there other unique elements in the University of Oregon athletic department that you didn’t find anywhere else?

AE: “I thought it was really unique how much help you have offered, such as the nutrition, academic, trainer and any support needed.”


Q: What’s your major, and what led you to pick it?

AE: “My major is sociology, and I picked it because I found it interesting to know more about other countries and how their lives differ than ours.”


Q: What extra academic resources do you take advantage of and how do they help you be your best in the classroom?

AE: “I really take advantage of the tutors. Anytime that I need help, I go in and they help me with all of my questions.”


Q: Eugene offers so many close-by options to practice nearby – talk about what each course offers to help you with particular parts of your game.

AE: “Emerald Valley is definitely the place where I go if I need to work on any part of my game. I could practice out there for hours at a time. It has a great short game facility that a lot of other college teams do not have. Eugene Country Club is one of the top courses in America, and I love it because it offers a huge challenge to everyone. It really teaches you to be accurate with your game. Shadows Valley’s greens are the best greens around, I love going out there to putt.”


Q: Do you have a special pride to wearing the ‘O’, and why?

AE: “I am very proud to wear it because we have such good athletics, and the school its self is great.”

 

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