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Erica Omlid
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Springfield, Ore.
High School: Thurston
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
Under-Par Rounds: 4
Par Rounds: 0
Low Round: 69 (4-under), Dick McGuire / Branch Law Firm Invitational Final Round (9/18/10)
Career Wins (1): Dick McGuire / Branch Law Firm Invitational (9/17-18/10)
Career Best Score: 211 (-8)
Led UO in 8 Rounds (Fall 2010 (3), 2009-10 (3); 2008-09 (2))

 

One of three senior returnees in 2010-11 that last season helped Oregon earn its first NCAA bid in 10 years, and a best-ever third-place Pac-10 Championships finish against a field that featured six, top-20 teams.  Continued to raise her game again in fall of 2010 and scored her first collegiate victory – the ninth the last 3 1/2 seasons for UO and 28th overall. At the end of the 2010 fall slate, led team in scoring average (73.3), and ranked second in # of under-par rounds (3) even though she played only three of the team’s five events. As a junior in 2009-10, ranked top-four for Ducks in the final five events of the spring and in the last two fall stops. As a sophomore, played in six events and carded squad’s lowest round for the first time in her career in Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational to help team to runner-up team finish. As a freshman, played in eight of the team’s 12 events. As a prep was an Oregon 5A state champion and claimed eighth place as a junior. Overall in her collegiate career, has paced team in eight rounds, one tournament, and all four of her under-par rounds have come in the spring or fall of 2010.

Fall 2010: In the third event of the season, the Dick McGuire / Branch Law Firm Invitational, carded a pair of birdies the final two holes to win her first collegiate event by one stroke (70-72-69-211). At the Albuquerque event, she shot scores of par or better all three rounds after scoring her first under-par round the previous April in the Pac-10 Championships. Her eight-under tourney score (211) also tied the second-best in school history, and her final round, four-under 69 also tied the sixth-best round in school history. Also played two other early fall events before a bout with pneumonia forced her to miss the last two events. Ranked 22nd in final standings of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational (76-74-74-224) and stood second on the squad. Ended fall ranked tops for Ducks on Golfstat (80th, 73.33) / Golf Week rankings (105th, 73.04).

2009-10: Continued to mature as a consistent scorer for one of Oregon's greatest golf teams, and played in 10 of the team's 12 events. In April, shot a career-best, one-under 71 in the Pac-10 Championships opener, en route to a 18th-place tie (71-78-76-225) to rank second on squad in the final standings. Followed with a 38th-place finish in the NCAA Central Regional to help Oregon tied for sixth and earn an NCAA Championships invitation. In the collegiate finale, shot three-over 75's the final two rounds to tie her second-low round scores of the spring. In fall, was one of three Ducks that played all four events, and ranked fourth on team in final standings twice. Her lowest fall tourney score came in the opener, the Branch Law Firm Invitational (231). Her next stop, the Giustina Memorial Classic, marked her then-career-best placing (14th, 233). Led UO in a round for the third, fourth and fifth times of her career in the first round of the Giustina and Pac-10 events, and the third round of the NCAA finale. Ended spring ranked 319th nationally in Golfweek index (76.56). During summer, earned runner-up honors in the OGA Amateur after she ranked 11th in the stroke play opening rounds (76-78-154). Two weeks later, became third Duck in as many years to earn invitation to the U.S. Women's Amateur at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Wash., in mid-July (third, 75).

2008-09: Played six events for Ducks, including three in both the fall and spring. Started fall with her most successful collegiate stretch, and equaled or topped her preseason best round (75) in five of her nine rounds (75x2, 74x2). Led UO for the first time of her career in the blustery, wet second round of the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational en route to her highest collegiate finish (28th-tie, 78-75-83-236). Added her second top-35 collegiate finish of season and fourth of her career in the next event, Kent Youel Invitational (31st-tie, 79-74-74-227), then repeated feat again in the Duck Invitational at nearby Shadow Hills Country Club (31st-t, 238) in late March. Overall over course of season, ranked fourth on squad in fall scoring average (76.7), and seventh in the spring (79.7) and sixth in the overall combined totals (78.2). 

2007-08: Played eight events for Ducks, including six in the spring. Capped debut campaign with appearance in NCAA West Regional (80th, 79-77-76-232) and ranked fourth on team in final standings, as well as the spring opener, the Lady Gator Invitational (56th-tie, 81-75-79). Opened collegiate career with her highest overall finish in the Giustina Memorial Classic (31st-tie, 82-80-75-237). Also placed top 40 in her other fall stop, the USF Invitational (40th-tie, 81-84-79-244), and in UO's Duck Invitational in late March (35th-tie, 77-83-76-235) and had fifth-best overall finish on squad in all three stops. Shot her season low 75 four times, including once in both fall events and the first two spring events. Ended season in the Regional with her first hat trick of scores in the 70s in the same tourney, including a 76 finale at the Sacramento-hosted event.

Prep: As senior, won 5A state title by one stroke (76-77) on the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis, Ore., and helped team to fourth-place finish. Finished eighth as a junior in the 4A state tournament (80-78-158) and helped team to 12th place at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City. Won 2006 Midwestern League District Championship as junior (79-73) held at the nearby McKenzie River Golf Course and Tokatee Golf Course and also helped team to victory. Owned career low round score of 70 at Tokatee Golf Course. During summer of 2007 after senior prep season, tied for 11th place with teammate Kate Hildahl in the U.S. Women's Amateur Qualifier at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club (76). Earlier in summer of '07, missed advancing to 106th PNGA Women's Amateur match play by one stroke in stroke play qualifying in the at Wentachee Golf and Country Club (33rd-tie, 85-84-196). In summer of 2006, won the Oregon State Junior Match Play Championship and U.S. Junior Girls’ Amateur Qualifier (76). As a sophomore, was the runner-up in the Midwestern League Championship (77-79) and league tournament (82). Also played a several other national junior events for the first time in ’06 – the Junior America’s Cup and Junior World tournament at Torrey Pines in San Diego. Four-year letterwinner in golf and also as a outside hitter and setter in volleyball. High School (Coach): Thurston ’07 (Kevin Durkes).

Personal: Business major. Is a cousin of former Duck women's golf/softball player and former women's golf assistant coach Heather Holte.

 

Career Statistics

Year      Rds  Stks   Avg   Low Rnd
2007-08   24  1,896  79.0    75
2008-09   18  1,407  78.2    74
2009-10   30  2,351  78.4   
71
2010-11    9    660  73.3    69
Total     81  6,314  78.0   
71

 

2010 Fall Season Statistics

Fall Tournaments      Par        Place, Score By Round  Avg.
Ptarmigan Ram Classic 72         40th-t, 225  74-76-75  73.7
Branch Law Firm Inv.  73         1st, 211     70-72-69  70.3
Edean Ihlanfeldt      72         22nd-t, 224  76-74-74  74.7
Fall Statistics  9 Rounds, 660 Strokes, (3 (-) par)     73.3


2009-10 Season Statistics

Fall Tournaments      Par-Yards  Place, Score By Round  Avg.
Branch Law Firm Inv.  73         62nd, 231    77-78-76  77.0
Giustina Mem. Cl.     72-6,282   14th, 233    79-79-75  77.7
Edean Ihlanfeldt Inv. 72-6,136   45th, 245    79-92-84  71.6
Turtle Bay Coll. Inv. 72-6,535   51st-t, 233  76-80-77  77.7
Fall Statistics       12 Rounds, 942 Strokes, 78.5 avg.

Spring Tournaments    Par-Yards  Place, Score By Round  Avg.
Arizona Wildcat Inv.  71-6,166   84th-t, 166 (Ind.)   81-85   83.0
Betsy Rawls Inv.      72-6,255   29th-t, 230 (3)   76-75-79   76.7
Baylor Spring Inv.    72-6,387   20th-t, 234 (4)   78-80-76   78.0
Pac-10 Championships  72-6,203   18th-t, 225 (2)   *71-78-76   75.0
NCAA Central Regional 72-6,417   38th-t, 246 (4)   83-80-83   82.0
NCAA Championships    72-6,238   104th-t, 308 (3)   80-78-75-75   77.0  
Spring Statistics     18 Rounds, 1,409 Strokes, 77.0 avg. (1(-)par)
Season Stats          30 Rounds, 2351 Strokes, 78.4 avg. (1(-)par)

 

2008-09 Season Statistics

Fall Tournaments      Par-Yards  Place, Score By Round  Avg.
Edean Ihlanfeldt      72-6,130 28th-t, 236    78-75-83  78.7
Stanford Intercolleg. 71-6,092 66th-t, 227    75-74-78  75.7
Kent Youel Invitational 72-6,208 31st-t, 227  79-74-74  75.7
Fall Results          9 Rounds, 690 Strokes             76.7

Spring Tournaments    Par-Yards  Place, Score By Round  Avg.
Kiawah Island Classic 72-NA 57th-t, 233       80-77-76  77.7
Duck Invitational     72-5,954 31st-t, 238    77-82-79  79.3
Pac-10 Champs         71-6,148 49th, 246      82-81-83  82.0
Spring Results        9 Rounds, 717 Strokes             79.7
Season Stats          18 Rounds, 1,407 Strokes          78.2 

 

2007-08 Season Statistics

Fall Events             Par-Yards  Place (UO), Score By Round  Avg.
Giustina Mem. Classic   72-6,271  31st-t (5), 237    82-80-75  79.0
USF Invitational        71-5,955  40th-t (5), 244    81-84-79  81.3
Fall Results 6 Rounds, 481 Strokes                             80.2

Spring Events           Par-Yards Place, Score       By Round  Avg.
Lady Gator Invitational 70-5,907  56th-t, 235        81-75-79  78.3
UNLV Spring Reb. Inv.   72-6,202  56th-t, 228        76-75-77  76.0
Duck Invitational       72-6,052  35th-t, 236        77-83-76  78.7
NCAA West Reg. Preview  72-6,018  69th-t, 238        78-77-83  79.3
Indiana Invitational    72-5,938  72nd-t (ind.), 246 76-81-89  82.0
West Regional           72-6,338  80th-t, 232        79-77-76  77.3
Spring Results          18 Rounds, 1,415 Strokes               78.6
Overall Results 24 Rounds, 1,896 Strokes                       79.0  

 

 

OMLID FUN FACTS
Nicknames: Eri, Er, E, E-migee
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Stuffed Animal: A Bunny named Sweetie Pie
Pets Growing Up: Taffy (golden retriever), Busta (orange tabby cat), Tucker (golden retriever)
If I got a Tattoo, it Would be of: (very small) The same angel that's on my necklace
Favorite Saying/Motto: Let go and Let God
Greatest Accomplishment: Getting a scholarship to play golf at Oregon
Personal Hero: My Aunt Linda and Al Mundle
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Veterinarian
Current Intended Career Profession: Sports Business/Sports Marketing
Favorite College Class: Dennis Howard's Sports Financing 455
I'd Die Without My: Family
First Job: Golf Course Maintenance for my Dad
First Car : A little red civic
Favorite Place I've Visited: Maui
Place I'd Most Like to Travel to: Scotland to play golf
Favorite Place to take Visitors in Eugene: Mazzi's
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Anything with Pasta
Favorite Ice Cream: Mocha Almond Fudge
Favorite Snack: PB&J
Favorite Pizza Toppings: Canadian Bacon
Favorite Drink: Chocolate Milk
Favorite Type of Food: Italian
Favorite Movie: Zoolander
Favorite Actor: Owen Wilson
Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts
Favorite TV Comedy: The Office/Modern Family
Favorite Cartoon Character: Pluto
Favorite Band: Backstreet Boys
Favorite Book: The Art of Racing in the Rain
Favorite Board Game: Scattergories, Chutes and Ladders, Candyland
Favorite Video Game: Sunset Riders (circa 1990)
Dream Job: Playing golf
Funniest Thing Someone on the Team Has Said: "We're not even close to therrrre..."
Biggest Fan: Gramps
Favorite Elite Golfer: Ben Hogan
I Chose Oregon Because: I love it here, and I'm close to home.
First Athletic Award When You Were a Little Kid: MVP at volleyball camp
If I Didn't Play Golf, I Would Play: Well first I would grow 5 inches and then I would play volleyball

 

 

THE OREGON DIFFERENCE: Omlid on the Oregon Women's Golf Team

 

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

EO: "Born and raised."


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

EO: "Eugene is a great college town, and the entire community feeds off of Duck Athletics."
 

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

EO: "The Lundquist College of Business is well-known, and it doesn't get much better being an hour away from the mountains, and an hour away from the coast. It's beautiful here, between the mountains and the rivers, it's amazing."


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

EO: "I remember the Oklahoma/Oregon football game when we won in overtime.


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

EO: "If you can see yourself spending the next 4-5 years here and having it be the best opportunity to better yourself as a person, and an athlete.

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

EO: "It encourages you to keep improving, and you are constantly competing at the highest possible level.
 

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

EO: "The community loves the Ducks, and the support is phenomenal. The small town can make it feel like home to people who live further away."


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

EO: "We all have great senses of humor, which makes it possible to turn every situation into a positive one. Making each other laugh is a huge asset, it makes practice and tournaments even more fun, and when we have fun, we play well."


Q: When you work with Coach Quiazon, what elements of her coaching style do you appreciate the most?

EO: "I appreciate that she has seen and gone through so much in the game of golf herself - that is great because she can relate to us not only on a coach to player level, but on a player to player level as well. It makes it so nice to ask her questions of what she felt when she was in a similar situation, and what worked well for her. It opens my eyes to new and helpful ways to learn about the game."


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

EO: "The treatment center is unlike any other. My first impression was that I was blow-away, and everyday I go in to the Caz, and feel SO fortunate that I have a place as state of the art as that to help me become a better golfer."


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

EO: "Business/Marketing. I took a marketing class this term from Michael Dore and he was a huge inspiration. I liked the opportunity to be creative, and it was interesting to learn about everything that goes into marketing."
 

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.

EO: "The huge Emerald Valley practice green really hones your pitching, chipping and putting. It's a true, short game playground. Shadow Hills has a great all-around atmosphere practice-wise. The course is kept in awesome shape year round and the greens are some of the best I've ever seen. Their superintendent does a great job. Eugene Country Club is one of the top courses in the nation, and is a real treat every time. I have a fondness for McKenzie River since you can play year round, and it has narrow fairways and smaller greens which help me out when working on my accuracy and placement shots."

 


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