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Hickle Leads Quartet of Top-20 Duck Finishers in Baylor Finale
Release Date: 04/13/2010
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* Final results are located in the LINKS box to the right, and updated season statistics are available via the link above.

WACO, Texas – Freshman Cheyenne Hickle posted her second top-10 career finish after Tuesday’s final round of the Baylor Spring Invitational and helped the No. 33 University of Oregon women’s golf team to a fourth-place finish (310-314-302-926).

UO improved a position Tuesday after it combined on its best round of the tourney – a 14-over 302 - on the par 72, 6,367-yard Twin Rivers Golf Club course. Oregon’s score tied its third best in 13 rounds since February, and helped secure its third, top-four finish of the spring and fourth overall of the 2009-10 campaign.

Overall, host and No. 53 Baylor extended its lead and won by 11 strokes (303-301-300-904) over No. 74 Oklahoma (second, 297-313-305-915) and No. 47 Texas Tech (third, 308-308-308-924).

Other teams behind Oregon included No. 69 Arkansas-Little Rock (fifth, 301-314-312-927), No. 94 Kansas State (sixth, 310-314-315-939), Texas San Antonio (seventh, 316-313-318-947), No. 90 Texas State (eighth, 323-317-311-951), North Texas (ninth, 318-311-327), No. 58 Oral Roberts (10th, 327-309-322-958), Oklahoma City (11th, 322-326-320-968), SMU (12th, 328-325-320-973), McLennan CC (13th, 325-332-317-974), Boise State (14th, 330-321-330-981), Wichita State (15th, 321-329-332-982) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (16th, 335-323-325-983).

Individually, Hickle posted UO’s low round of the tournament Tuesday and ranked sixth overall (78-77-74-229). The Gilbert, Ariz., native led the Ducks for the sixth time in her 23rd collegiate round (and fifth time the last nine rounds), and also topped Oregon in a tournament’s final standings for the second straight contest.

Hickle’s placing was just shy of her career-best third-place finish (73-78-73-224) in her second collegiate event, the Giustina Memorial Classic, last September in Corvallis.

Senior Kate Hildahl trailed Hickle by one stroke Tuesday and climbed into a tie for 12th place overall (76-80-75-231), and was followed closely by juniors Kendra Little (15th-t, 78-77-77-232) and Erica Omlid (20th, 78 -80-76-234).

Sophomore Ashley Edwards rounded out the Duck contingent (82nd-t, 81-82-84-247), and freshman Avery Sills capped her collegiate debut as an individual entry (37th-t, 82-77-81-240).

Four Ducks birdied twice Tuesday – Hildahl (on the par-4 #1 and #18 holes), Little (on the par-4 #7 and par-5 #8), Omlid (on the par-3 #2 and par-4 #12) and Sills (on the par-5 #4 and par-3 #14).

On the individual leaderboard, Baylor’s Jaclyn Jansen added a stroke to her lead to win by two strokes (71-74-75-220), and was followed by Mallory Fraiche of Arkansas-Little Rock (second, 69-77-76-222), Ellen Mueller of Oklahoma (third, 73-76-74-223) and Hannah Burke of Baylor (fourth, 78-73-73-224).

Hole-by-hole results are available via the website at the URL address, and more tourney info and final results can be found at the Baylor University website.

Next week, UO kicks off the championship season by hosting the Pacific-10 Conference Championships, Monday-Wednesday, April 19-21 at the Eugene Country Club for the third time in school history. First tee times Monday and Tuesday, April 19 and 20 are set for 8:30 a.m., and on Wednesday, April 21 for 9 a.m.


Baylor Spring Invitational

Twin Rivers Golf Course, Waco, Texas, par 72, 6,387 yards, Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Team Results – 1, Baylor, 303-301-300-904. 2, Oklahoma, 297-313-305-915. 3, Texas Tech, 308-308-308-924. 4, Oregon, 310-314-302-926. 5, Arkansas-Little Rock, 301-314-312-927. 6, Kansas State, 310-314-315-939. 7, Texas San Antonio, 3323-317-311-951. 8, Texas State, 323-317-311951. 9, North Texas, 318-311-327-956. 10, Oral Roberts, 327-309-322-958. 11, Oklahoma City, 322-326-320-968. 12, SMU, 328-325-320-973. 13, McLennan CC, 325-332-317-974. 14, Boise State, 330-321-330-981. 15, Wichita State, 321-329-332-982. 16, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 335-323-325-983.

Top Individual Results – 1, Jaclyn Jansen, Baylor, 71-74-75-220. 2, Malloy Fraiche, Arkansas-Little Rock, 69-77-76-222. 3, Ellen Mueller, Oklahoma, 73-76-74-223. 4, Hannah Burke, Baylor, 78-73-73-224. 5, Alex Gibson, Texas Tech, 75-75-77-227. 6, Cheyenne Hickle, Oregon, 78-77-74-229. 7t, Five players tied at 230.

Oregon Individual Results – 6, Cheyenne Hickle, 78-77-74-229. 12t, Kate Hildahl, 76-80-75-231. 15t, Kendra Little, 78-77-77-232. 20t, Erica Omlid, 78-80-76-234. 62t, Ashley Edwards, 81-82-84-247.

UO Individual Entry – 37t, Avery Sills, 82-77-81-240.

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