*Updated season and career stats are available via the link above.
No. 27 OREGON WOMEN'S GOLF ACTION THIS WEEK
Event: Lady Puerto Rico Classic
Dates: Sunday-Tuesday, February 13-15
Location: Rio Mar Beach Resort, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Host: Purdue ( www.PurdueSports.com )
Format: Single 18-hole rounds each day
Live Scoring / Results: www.Golfstat.com
EUGENE – The No. 27 University of Oregon women’s golf team opens the spring against another all-star field this weekend when it travels to the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue. UO’s first of four spring regular season events features three top-10 teams and four more top-30 programs in the 18-team field.
The three-round, three-day event features single rounds each day Sunday-Tuesday, February 13-15 Regularly updated hole-by-hole results will be available at the www.GolfStat.com website at the http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=2501 URL address, and more tourney information is available at the www.PurdueSports.com website.
Oregon held steady at 27th in this week's Golfstat rankings, and the other tourney teams’ poll positions follow:
No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 Purdue, No. 10 Georgia, No. 17 Oklahoma, No. 23 Kent State, No. 29 Iowa State, No. 33 TCU, No. 42 Northwestern, No. 45 Oklahoma State, No. 44 Florida State, No. 58 Texas Tech, No. 59 North Carolina State, No. 61 Indiana, No. 65 Michigan, No. 70 Penn State and No. 130 SMU.
Oregon is one eight teams in the field that were among the 24 in last May’s NCAA Championships and their respective placings follow – Purdue (first), Alabama (third), Oklahoma State (eighth), Florida State (10th), Auburn (11th), TCU (19th), Kent State (22nd) and Oregon (23rd).
DUCKS SHINE IN NATIONAL RANKINGS
Senor Erica Omlid led UO in this week’s Golfstat rankings (83rd, 73.33 rating), and other Ducks in the top 200 included senior Kendra Little (85th, 73.40), sophomore Cheyenne Hickle (130th, 74.25), junior Ashley Edwards (150th, 74.33) and freshman Raphaela Dyer (179th, 74.64).
In the Golfweek rankings, UO’s rankings follow: Little (92nd, 72.97), Omlid (95th, 73.05), Hickle (133rd, 73.60), Edwards (154th, 73.91), Dyer (162nd, 74.01), Avery Sills (557th, 77.42).
RECENT DUCK ACTION
STANFORD, Calif. (11/5-7/10) – Three months ago in its fall season finale, No. 27 Oregon climbed four positions in the Pac-10 / SEC Challenge final round to 14th place (307-306-298-911).
UO’s final-round score, a 14-over 298, was the fifth-best of the day on the Stanford Golf Course and its 12th sub-300 effort in 15 overall of the fall. Even more impressive, a two-hour mid-round weather delay didn’t stop the Ducks from posting their best round of the tourney by eight strokes in the field that that featured seven top-10 teams and 17 ranked top 40 that week by Golfstat.
Overall in the team standings, No. 5 UCLA logged the best score for the third straight round to win by 11 strokes over No. 3 Alabama (second, 289-286-292-867). No. 2 USC climbed seven spots to follow in third place (294-291-290-875), just ahead of No. 13 Arizona (fourth, 286-292-299-877) and No. 26 Auburn (fifth, 286-289-304-879).
Individually for UO, senior Kendra Little posted her second top-10 effort of the season and 14th of her career. The Eugene native improved 25 places the final round on the par-71 course (10th-t, 76-72-68-216) and led UO for the third time in the fall's five events and 19th time career-wise.
Junior Ashley Edwards improved 21 places the final round and tied her best round of the tourney (47th-t, 73-80-73-226). UO’s other entries included freshman Raphaela Dyer (50th-t, 76-74-77-227), sophomore Avery Sills (100th-t, 82-81-80-243) and senior Monika Graf (102nd, 85-80-80-245).
Overall on the individual leaderboard, USC’s Sophia Popov shot the best score of the final round and climbed five places and won by one stroke (72-68-67-207) over UCLA’s Stephanie Kono (second, 73-67-68-208).
DUCK SEASON PREVIEW
The Ducks feature an upperclass-heavy squad that helped polish off one of its greatest seasons in 2009-10.
Six of UO’s top players return from a squad that posted its best-ever Pac-10 finish (third), its second-best NCAA Regional effort (sixth), and its first NCAA trip in 10 years.
Three-time All-Pac-10 Second-Team pick and senior Kendra Little placed third and eighth, respectively, in last year’s Pac-10 Championships and NCAA Central Regional, then capped off last year’s season with a five-under final round 67 in the NCAA Championships.
Arguably the team’s most improved player last year, senior Erica Omlid was a 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifier and OGA Stroke Play runner-up and led UO in rounds in both the Pac-10 and NCAA Championships.
Sophomore Cheyenne Hickle emerged as one of the nation’s top freshmen last spring, and led UO in three of its last five tourneys’ final standings, including the NCAA Championships (57th). Overall in the spring, she led Oregon in 10 rounds spaced among six tourneys, including two in both the NCAA Central Regional and NCAA Championships.
Junior Ashley Edwards played every spring event in 2010 and paced the team in eight rounds and one tourney her first two seasons.
Senior Monika Graf is one of three Duck seniors, and has paced the team in seven rounds and one tournament, career-wise.
Sophomore Avery Sills also saw action as a freshman, and was a two-time Oregon state high school champion and capped her prep career with a third-place finish in the 6A finale.
Glancing at last year’s results, the Duck 2010-11 roster returns its top finisher from 11 of the team’s 12 tournaments; sports all 10 of the team’s top-10 individual tournament finishers; and includes four of the team’s five entries in the Pac-10, Regional and NCAA finales (Edwards, Hickle, Little, Omlid).
Second-year Duck head coach Ria (Quiazon) Scott also welcomes Swanmore, England native and talented freshman Raphaela Dyer (Swanmore, England), while the lone losses from last year’s squad – Felicia Eastick and Kate Hildahl – were to graduation.
FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
In two weeks, the Ducks head to the Juli Inkster Spartan Invitational in San Jose (2/28-3/1), followed by two more regular season events – the Battle at Rancho Bernardo at Rancho Bernardo, Calif. (3/20-22) and Pacific Coast Intercollegiate (4/4-5) at Half Moon Bay, Calif.
In the championship slate, the Pac-10 Championships will be hosted by Arizona State in Tempe (4/18-19) followed by the three NCAA Regionals set for Seattle, South Bend, Ind., and DeLand, Fla (5/17-20). The NCAA Championships wrap up the season in College Station, Texas (5/17-20).
OTHER 2010 FALL TOURNEY RECAPS
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
LAS VEGAS (10/25-27) – The then-No. 25 Ducks shot the best final round score – a one-over 289 for its second-best score of the fall and climbed three positions into a tie for sixth place (299-289-289-877). Freshman Raphaela Dyer (sixth-tie, 70-74-69-213) led UO for the first two times as a collegian thanks to her collegiate bests in the first and third rounds. Her final tourney score was her first team-best in an event, and her 3-under final score was the second-lowest among UO’s 25 scores on the season and tied for fourth-best all-time for Oregon. The last two rounds, junior Ashley Edwards (18th-tie, 78-70-71-219) shot consecutive under-par rounds for the first time in her career, and her two-under 70 middle round was a career low. Sophomore Avery Sills (45th-tie, 78-75-73-226) made her first team appearance of her career and ended the trip with her two best rounds as a Duck. Senior Kendra Little (49th-t, 74-70-83-227) led UO the second round, and senior Monika Graf made her season debut for the squad (77-NS-76) and scored for the team in the first and third rounds. In the overall team standings, No. 19 Arkansas (277-276-293-846) won by 23 strokes over No. 25 Kent State (second, 296-277-296-869) and 11 Arizona (295-276-301-871). Among individuals, Emily Tubert of Arkansas (63-68-74-205) won by five strokes over Martina Gavier of Kent State (70-68-72-210) and Razorback teammates Corinna Rees (74-67-69-210) and Kelli Shean (70-67-73-210).
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
TACOMA (10/4-6) - Three weeks before on the par 72, 6,078-yard Tacoma Golf and Club Course, the then-No. 17 Ducks (sixth, 307-298-290-895) tied their second-lowest score of the season in the finale against the 14-team field that featured six top-40 ranked squads. Senior Kendra Little (11th-tie, 74-73-72-219) staked her second top-15 effort of the campaign after pacing the team the first two rounds. In the finale, junior Ashley Edwards moved into a tie for 33rd place (82-74-71-227) after she led UO for the first time in 2010-11 and ninth time career-wise, while her one-under-par round of 71 tied her career best. Oregon’s other entries included senior Erica Omlid (22nd-t, 76-74-74-224) and freshman Raphaela Dyer (NS-79-73) and sophomore Cheyenne Hickle (75-77-WD).
Dick McGuire / Branch Law Firm Invitational
ALBUQUERQUE (9/17-18/10) - Senior Erica Omlid (70-72-69) and the Ducks (295-296-290-881) combined on individual and team victories by one and two strokes, respectively, on the par-73 UNM Championship Course. Omlid’s first collegiate win came courtesy of a pair of birdies the final holes, and the Springfield, Ore., native went under-par for the second, third and fourth times in her career and led UO in a tourney for the first time in her career. Going back in the Duck history books, Omlid’s win was the 28th all-time for the program individually and ninth the last five seasons. Her eight-under tourney score (211) also stood as the third-best in school history behind Kendra Little’s winning, 12-under 207 score on the same course in the fall of 2009 and Cathryn Bristow’s eight-under 208 at the UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational in 2008.
Among other Duck results, junior Ashley Edwards followed in a tie for 15th place (72-74-76-222) for her fifth, career top-15 finish; two other Ducks finished top 30 overall – sophomore Cheyenne Hickle (23rd-tie, 76-73-75-224) and senior Kendra Little (26th-tie, 77-77-71-225) - freshman Raphaela Dyer wrapped up her second collegiate tourney tied for 53rd place (78-81-75-234).
The Ducks scored their second win under second-year head coach Ria (Quiazon) Scott, and edged three top-30 teams. UO was followed in the team standings by No. 21 Ohio State (second, 292-295-296-883), Colorado (third, 302-294-288-884), No. 29 Denver (fourth-tie, 303-291-298-892), UC Davis (fourth-tie, 298-297-297-892), TCU (sixth, 301-309-287-897) and No. 28 San Diego State (seventh, 294-297-309-900),
Oregon’s five-over tourney score led to its 22nd career team win and tied a school record from the 2008 UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational when UO shot a five-over 869 (292-291-286) at the par-72 Boulder Creek Golf Club.
Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (9/13-14/10) - Four days before the team’s successful showing at New Mexico, UO opened its season with a third-place finish in the (288-294-290-872), only seven strokes behind event champion Colorado (first, 288-290-287-865). Senior Kendra Little (seventh, 68-74-72-214) was one stroke off her career-low round in the opener (four-under 68), and added another par score in the finale. Sophomore Cheyenne Hickle (16th-t, 74-72-72-218) added her fourth career top-20 finish (16th-t, 74-72-72-218), while freshman Raphaela Dyer tied for 20th in her collegiate debut (74-74-71-219). Other Duck finishers included junior Ashley Edwards (26th-t, 72-74-75-221) and senior Erica Omlid (40th-t, 74-76-75-225).
OREGON PLAYER CAREER OVERVIEWS
- Kendra Little, Sr., Eugene, Ore.
Led UO in 46Rounds (Sr. 5 Jr. 15, So. 14, Fr. 13)
Led UO in 18 Tournaments (Sr. 3 Jr. 6 So. 4, Fr. 5)
25 Under-Par Rounds (Sr.4, Jr.9, So.4, Fr. 8), 10 Rounds at Par (Sr. 1, Jr. 3, So. 3, Fr. 3)
Best Round 67 (5-) (By Season: Sr. 68, Jr. 67, So. 69, Fr. 67)
Best Tourney Place 1st (Sr. 7th, Jr. 1st (2x), So. 1st, Fr. 1st)
Best Tourney Score 207 (Sr. 214, Jr. 207, So. 215, Fr. 208)
- Erica Omlid, Sr., Springfield, Ore.
Led UO in 8 Rounds (Sr. 3, Jr. 3, So. 2), 1 Tourney (Sr. 1)
4 Under-Par Rounds (Sr. 3, Jr. 1), 0 at Par
Best Round 69 (4-) (By Year: Sr. 69, Jr. 71, So. 74, Fr. 75)
Best Tourney Place 1st (Sr. 1st, Jr. 14th, So. 28th, Fr. 31st)
Best Tourney Score: 211 (5-) (Sr. 211, Jr. 225, So. 227, Fr. 228)
- Monika Graf, Sr., East Wenatchee, Wash.
Led UO 7 Rounds (Jr. 1, So. 6), 1 Tournament (So. 1)
1 Under-Par Round (1 So., 1 at Par)
Best Round 70 (By Season: Sr. 76, Jr. 74, So. 72, Fr. 76)
Best Tourney Place 3rd (Jr. 35th, So. 3rd, Fr. 44th)
Best Tourney Score 224 (Jr. 235, So. 224, Fr. 235)
- Ashley Edwards, Jr., Oakley, Calif.
Led UO 11 Rounds (Jr. 3 So. 2 Fr. 6), / 1 Tourney (So. 1)
6 Under-Par Rounds (Jr. 4 So. 1 Fr. 1), 3 at Par (1 Jr., So. 1 Fr.1)
Best Round 70 (2-) (Jr. 70 (2-), So. 71, Fr. 71)
Best Tourney Place 5th (Jr. 15th, So. 5th, Fr. 5th)
Best Tourney Score 220 (4+) (Jr. 221 (5+), So. 223, Fr. 220)
- Cheyenne Hickle, So., Gilbert, Ariz.
Led UO in 11 rounds (So. 1, Fr. 10) & 3 Tourneys (Fr. 3)
2 Under-Par Rounds (Fr. 2), 4 at Par (So. 3, Fr. 1)
Best Round: 70 (2-) (So. 72x2 (E), Fr. 70)
Best Tourney Place: 3rd (So. 16th, Fr. 3rd)
Best Tourney Score: 218 (2+) (So. 218, Fr. 224 (8+))
- Avery Sills, So., Portland, Ore.
2 Tournament (So. 1 Fr. 1)
6 Career Rounds (So. 3 Fr. 3)
Best Round 73 (1+) (So. 73 (1+) Fr. 77 (4+))
Best Tourney Place: 37th–tie (So. 45th, Fr. 37th-tie)
Best Tourney Score 226 (+20) (So. 226 Fr. 240)
- Raphaela Dyer, Fr. Swanmore, England
Led UO in 3 Round , 1 Tourneys
3 Under-Par Round, 0 At-Par Rounds
Best Round: 69 (3-) (Fr. 69)
Best Tourney Score: 213 (3-)
Best Tourney Place: 6th-tie
PAC-10 RULES PRESEASON RANKINGS
Like normal, the Pacific-10 Conference dominated the Golf Week 2010-11 preseason rankings and featured three of the nation’s top-ranked teams – No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 USC and No. 5 Arizona – and two more teams in the top 12 in No. 11 Stanford and No. 12 California.
In last May’s NCAA Championships, the ‘Conference of Champions’ featured four of the top six team finishers in USC (second), Arizona State (fourth), Arizona (fifth) and UCLA (sixth), and two more team finishers in Stanford (19th-t) and Oregon (23rd-t).
On the individual front, the league sported four top-10 NCAA individual finishers in ASU’s Jennifer Johnson (second), USC’s Jennifer Song (fifth-tie), Margarita Ramos (seventh-tie) and Sally Watson (ninth-tie).
DUCK NCAA HISTORY
The Ducks’ 23rd-place finish last year under second-year head coach Ria (Quiazon) Scott was their seventh in school history, while former Duck coach and current Senior Women’s Administrator Renee Baumgartner oversaw the previous six invitations. Oregon made all six of its previous NCAA trips in an eight-year window, and those finishes follow (1993 – 17th; 1994 – 14th; 1995 – 13th; 1997 – 7th; 1998 – 14th; 2000 – 11th).
OREGON REGIONAL HISTORY
UO has made 14 NCAA regional trips, including three straight, and its highest finish in regional play came in 1995 (fourth, 898). Among its eight other top-10 placings, Oregon took sixth in 2010 (939) and ’97 (885), seventh in ’00 (895), eighth in ’04 (913), ninth in ’93 (885) and ’01 (923), and 10th in ’94 (912), ’98 (912) and ’05 (913).
UO PAC-10 HISTORY
Oregon’s school-best third-place Pac-10 finish last year came against four teams ranked top-six nationally and two more ranked top 20. Among other noteworthy finishes, UO added fourth in 1991 and 1993; fifth in 1992, ’94, ’95 and ’97; and sixth in ’96.
UO’s all-time Pac-10 finishes follow: 1987 - 9th, 1675; 1998 - 7th, 1313; 1989 - 7th, 1015; 1990 - 6th, 939; 1991 - 4th-t, 946; 1992 - 5th, 916; 1993 - 4th-t, 934; 1994 - 5th, 957; 1995 - 5th, 898; 1996 - 6th, 912; 1997 - 6th, 5th, 901; 1998 - 8th, 928; 1999 - 8th, 919; 2000 - 7th, 912; 2001 - 9th, 914; 2002 - 10th, 966; 2003 - 10th, 943; 2004 - 8th, 947; 2005 - 8th, 922; 2006 - 10th, 945; 2007 - 9th, 972; 2008 – 7th, 916; 2009 – 7th, 901.
TOP OF THE LEADERBOARD
Senior Erica Omlid’s one-stroke win in September’s Dick McGuire / Branch Law Firm Invitational (70-72-69-211) was the 28th all-time for the program and ninth the last five seasons.
With four wins to her credit, senior teammate Kendra Little opened the 2009 campaign with a win in the same event (71-68-68-207 (-12, par 73)) and set a UO tourney record by four strokes. The following event, she earned medalist honors in the Giustina Memorial Classic (73-69-72-214) for the second straight season after a four-stroke victory in the ’08 edition (69-73-73-215). The year prior in 2007-08, she added UO’s second-ever victory in its Duck Invitational by a similar four-stroke margin (70-73-71-214) as a freshman.
Other Oregon wins the last five years came courtesy of recent graduate Cathryn Bristow (2008 UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational, 69-69-70; 2005 Giustina Memorial Classic, 70-74-73-217; 2006 Illini Spring Classic, 74-72-146) and Felicia Eastick (2007 Giustina Memorial Classic, 74-69-74-217) and Kim McCready (2007 Baja Classic, 70-75-145).
UO’s team title at the Colorado State event was its second under Scott, and 23rd event overall in program history.
All-Time Duck Team Women's Golf Tournament Wins (23)
Tournament (Host) – Score, Course, Date
1988 Oregon State Dual (UO-OSU) – 157-337-336-830, Eugene/Corvallis, 4/4-6/88
1988 Cougar Invitational (WSU) – 342-322-328-992, Clarkston, Idaho, 4/18-19/88
1988 Cougar Invitational (WSU) – 999* (f)
1991 NIKE Northwest Collegiate — 315-310-318-960, Trysting Tree G.C. (p72), Corvallis, Ore., 4/1-2/91
1992 NIKE Northwest Collegiate — 915*, Trysting Tree G.C. (p72), Corvallis, Ore., 4/10-11/92
1993 NIKE Northwest Collegiate – 301-296-299-896, Trysting Tree G.C. (p72), Corvallis, Ore.,10/1-2/93
1996 NIKE Northwest Collegiate – 306-303-313-922, (p72), Sunriver, Ore., 9/23-25/96
1996 Minnesota Invitational – 310-301-611, (p74), Minneapolis, Minn., 9/14-15-96
1996 Kansas Dual – 318 – (p71), Tucson, Ariz., 3/26/96
1996 Lady Cardinal Invitational (Lamar) – 310-305-313-928, (p72), Beaumont, Texas, 10/21-22/96
1997 Colby Invitational (Santa Clara) – 299-307-606, (p72), Carmel, Calif. (p72), 2/10-11/97
1998 Portland Invitational – 294-303-312-908 (f), (p72), Portland, Ore. (9/28-29/98)
1999 Nittany Lion Invitational (Penn State) – 885*, (p70), State College, Pa., 10/1-3/99
1999 Colby Invitational (Santa Clara) – 297-309-606, (p72), Santa Clara, Calif., 3/23/99
2000 Colby Invitational (Santa Clara) – 625* (s), (p72), Monterey, Calif., 3/20-21/00
2000 Lady Aztec Invitational (San Diego State) – 595*, (p72), San Diego, Calif., 3/27-28/00
2003 Lady Vandal Fall Invitational — 304-303-309-918, University of Idaho G.C. (p72), Moscow, Idaho, 9/28-29/03
2004 Colby Invitational (Santa Clara) – 300-303-603, Rancho Canada East GC (p71), Carmel, Calif., 3/22-23/04
2006 Illini Spring Classic – 307-303-610, Stone Creek G.C. (p72), Champaign, Ill., 4/14-15/06
2007 Baja Classic – 298-311-609, Bajamar Resort (p72), Encenada, Mexico, 2/5-6/07
2008 Oregon Duck Invitational — 297-309-294-900 (p72), Eugene C.C. (p72), Eugene, Ore., 3/24-25/08
2009 Giustina Memorial Invitational (OSU) – 296-302-298-896, Trysting Tree G.C. (p72), Corvallis, 9/28-29/09
2010 Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational (NMSU) – 295-296-290-881, UNM Champ. Course (p73), Albuquerque, 9/17-18/10
S=Spring; F=Fall; * indicates round-by-round scores unavailable
All-Time Duck Individual Golf Tournament Wins (28)
Tourney UO Champion Scores Dates Course, Location (Par)
1988 Cougar Invitational Diana Lewton 87-74-76-237 Clarkston, Wash.
1990 Oregon Invitational Beth Manczak 75-73-75-223 3/20-21 Emerald Valley (p72), Creswell
1991 OSU Invitational Starla Yamada 81-76-79-236 4/1-2 Trysting Tree (p72), Corvallis, Ore.
1993 OSU Nike Invitational Amy Elieff 72-78-150 4/9-10 Trysting Tree (p72), Corvallis, Ore.
1993 OSU Nike Invitational Cappy Mack 72-73-73-218 10/1-2 Trysting Tree (p72), Corvallis, Ore.
1996 Oregon-Kansas Dual Paula Patterson 76 3/26 Tucson, Ariz. (p71)
1996 Minneota Invitational Anika Heuser 76-72-148 9/14-15 Minneapolis, Minn. (p74)
1997 Santa Clara/Colby Invitational Anika Heuser 74-75-149 (t) 2/10-11 Carmel, Calif. (p72)
1997 Santa Clara/Colby Invitational Kylie Wilson 74-75-149 (t) 2/10-11 Carmel, Calif. (p72)
1998 Ping/ASU Thunderbird Invitational Anika Heuser 74-73-147 4/3-5 Karsten GC (p72), Tempe, Ariz.
1998 Portland Invitational Karen Bristow 71-75-74-220 9/28-29 Portland, Ore. (p72)
1999 Nittany Lion Fall Invitational Pam Sowden 70-68-72-210 10/1-3 State College, Pa. (p72)
1999 Colby/Santa Clara Invitational Karen Bristow 71-73-144 3/23 Santa Clara, Calif. (p72)
2000 Colby/Santa Clara Invitational Kylie Wilson 77-77-154 3/20-21 Monterey, Calif. (p72)
2000 Lady Aztec Invitational Pam sowden 73-72-145 (t) 3/27-28 San Diego, Calif. (p72)
2001 Peg Barnard California Collegiate Jerily White 76-68-144 4/13-14 Stanford Golf Course (p72)
2003 Lady Vandall Fall Invitational Erin Andrews 72-75-72-219 9/28-29 Univ. of Idaho G.C. (p72), Moscow, Idaho
2004 Colby Invitational Michelle Timpani 75-71-146 3/22-23 Rancho Canada East GC (p71), Carmel
2005 OSU Invitational Cathyrn Bristow 70-74-73-217 Fall Trysting Tree (p72), Corvallis, Ore.
2006 Illini Spring Classic Cathryn Bristow 74-72-146 4/14-15 Stone Creek GC (p72), Champaign, Ill.
2007 Baja Classic Kim McCready 70-75-145 2/5-6 Bajamar Resort (p72), Baja, Calif.
2007 Giustina Memorial Classic Felicia Eastick 74-69-74-217 9/17-18 Trysting Tree (p72), Corvallis, Ore.
2008 UNLV Spring Rebel Invitational Cathryn Bristow 69-69-70-208 3/10-12 Boulder Creek GC (p72), Las Vegas
2008 Duck Invitational Kendra Little 70-73-71-214 3/24-25 Eugene CC (p72), Eugene, Ore.
2008 Giustina Memorial Classic Kendra Little 69-73-73-215 9/22-23 Trysting Tree GC (p72), Corvallis, Ore.
2009 Branch Law Firm Invitational Kendra Little 73-68-68-207 9/19-20 UNM Champ Course (p73), Albuquerque
2009 Giustina Memorial Classic Kendra Little 73-69-72-214 9/28-29 Trysting Tree GC (p72), Corvallis
2010 Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Inv. Erica Omlid 70-72-69-211 9/13-14 UNM Champ. Course (p73), Albuquerque
A NEW ERA TEES OFF
Second-year Duck head coach Ria (Quiazon) Scott (pron. REE-ah KEY-ah-zahn) has firmly positioned Oregon as one of the nation’s most talked-about teams after an impressive postseason run in 2010.
The Ducks posted its best-ever Pac-10 finish (third), its second-best NCAA Regional effort (sixth), its first NCAA trip in 10 years (en route to a 23rd-place finish), and season highs of 28th and 32nd rankings in the Golfstat and Golfweek polls.
On the individual front, Kendra Little scored UO’s highest-ever Pac-10 finish (third) en route to a team record third straight All-Pac-10 Second Team honor. The Eugene native opened the fall with a pair of individual wins that included a school tourney record in the Branch Law Firm Invitational (12-under 207 (71-68-68)) and Giustina Memorial Classic (73-69-72-214) that also helped UO stake a team win in the latter event. In the summer, Erica Omlid was the OGA Stroke Play runner-up and a U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier qualifier.
In her prior two-year coaching stint, the 2009 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year charted the ascent of the San Francisco Dons into the national elite.
In 2008-09, the Dons spent much of the spring ranked top 30 nationally en route to a school-record 300.19 scoring average – an impressive 4.29 strokes better than the previous program best. The team featured three All-West Coast Conference players and four top 10 WCC tourney finishers, including conference player of the year Danielle Cvitanov who ended the year ranked 43rd nationally in the Golfstat rankings after she posted a school-record season average (74.06).
Before her coaching stint, Quiazon played professionally on the Duramed Futures, Canadian Women's, West Coast Ladies Golf, Orient Masters China Golf and Ladies Asian Golf tours. Other professional highlights include appearances in the 2006 Women's World Cup in South Africa and the 2004 U.S. Women's Open. Among various national and international events, she qualified for six USGA Championships – one U.S. Women's Open, two U.S. Girl's Junior, and three U.S. Women's Amateur events. In addition, she competed for the Philippine National Team (1997-2002), and earned a gold medal in the 1997 Southeast Asian Games and a pair of bronze medals in the 1998 and 2002 Asian Games. She also played in two World Amateur Team Championships in 1998 (Chile) and 2000 (Germany) for the Philippine National Team.
As a senior co-captain for the University of California, she led the team in the 2003 NCAA Championships (28th overall), and was a 2003 All-Pac-10 and 2002 All-Region Second Team honoree. Her final season, she helped the Bears win a school record seven tournaments, capture Pac-10 and regional titles, and rank as high as second nationally. The two-time Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection also won the 2003 Anna Espenschade Award, presented to the top graduating female student-athlete at Cal.
JONES HAPPY TO GO GRAY
Returning for her fourth year as an assistant coach with the program, Meredith (Jones) Gray resumes her prior title after serving as the interim head coach during the 2009 spring season. In 2009, she guided UO to 12th place in the West Regional – two spots higher than its pre-tourney seeding – and seventh place in the Pac-10 Championships to tie for its best finishes since taking sixth in ’96.
As one of Baylor’s top players from 2003-06, the Eugene native Gray was an All-Big 12 Tournament selection and a top-15 conference finisher all three seasons. She enjoyed a seventh-place Big 12 placing as a sophomore, followed by 12th- and 14th-place efforts as a junior and senior, and also played on Baylor’s first-ever NCAA tournament qualifiers. As a prep, the three-time state champion helped Marist High School to five championships. Off the course, she was selected as an Academic All-American, Academic All-Big-12, Commissioners Honor Roll and NCGA Scholar selection. Her family enjoys strong ties to the Duck athletic department. Her father Dr. Donald Jones is a UO team doctor, and her brother-in-law Peter Sirmon was a Duck All-Pac-10 linebacker.
2010 FALL TEAM / INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic
Ptarmigan Country Club, Fort Collins, Colo. (Colorado State University), Par 73, Monday-Tuesday (9/13-14/10)
Team Results – 1, Colorado, 288-290-287-865. 2, California, 294-285-288-867. 3, Oregon, 288-294-290-872. 4, Louisville, 294-291-288-873. 5, Baylor, 282-299-293-874. 6, Colorado State, 290-285-302-877. 7, New Mexico, 291-295-294-880. 8, Long Beach State, 292-299-293-884. 9, Fresno State, 292-303-294-889. 10, Illinois, 300-285-306-891. 11, San Jose State, 304-296-297-897. 12, New Mexico State, 306-293-301-900. 13, Texas Tech, 304-295-305-904. 14, UTEP, 304-309-298-911. 15, Wyoming, 308-299-305-912. 16, Idaho, 301-308-310-919.17 Northern Colorado, 325-307-308-940.
Individual Results – 1, Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho, 70-67-70-207. 2, Emily Talley, Colorado, 69-70-70-209. 3, Pia Halbig, California, 71-70-70-211. 4, Kimberly Kaufman, Texas Tech, 67-72-73-212. 5t, Sara-Maude Juneau, Louisville, 75-67-71-213. 5t, Jaclyn Jansen, Baylor, 69-74-70-213. 7, Kendra Little, Oregon, 68-74-727-214. 8t, Daniela Homlqvist, California, 70-68-77-215. 8t, Brianna Espinoza, Colorado State, 72-71-72-215. 8t, Rebecca Hellbom, New Mexico, 69-71-75-215. 8t, Louisa Lies, Fresno State, 69-74-72-215.
Oregon Individual Results – 7, Kendra Little, 68-74-72-214. 16t, Cheyenne Hickle, 74-72-72-218. 20t, Raphaela Dyer, 74-74-71-219. 26t, Ashley Edwards, 72-74-75-221. 40t, Erica Omlid, 74-76-75-225.
Branch Law Firm / Dick McGuire Invitational
University of New Mexico Championship Course, Albuquerque, N.M., par-73, Saturday-Sunday (9/17-18/10)
Team Results – 1, Oregon, 295-296-290-881. 2, Ohio State, 2929-295-296-883. 3, Colorado, 302-294-288-884. 4, UC Davis, 298-297-297-892. 4t, Denver, 303-291-298-892. 6, TCU, 301-309-287-897. 7, San Diego State, 294-297-309-900. 8, UNLV, 307-299-302-908. 9, BYU, 307-307-298-912. 10, New Mexico, 314-299-300-913. 12, Colorado State, 307-311-299-917. 13, Georgia State, 315-306-297-918. 14, UC Irvine, 315-314-305-934. 15t, Indiana, 323-308-311-942. 15t, Wyoming, 315-319-308-942. 17, Hawai’I, 328-318-319-965.
Top Individual Results – 1, Erica Omlid, Oregon, 70-72-69-211. 2, Rachel Rohanna, Ohio State, 69-73-70-212. 3t, Therese Koelbaek, UNLV, 70-70-75-215. 3t, Malin Enarsson, San Diego State, 71-71-7-3-215. 5, Jessica Wallace, Colorado, 72-71-74-217. 6, Jade Bollinger, BYU, 71-74-73-218. 7, Sanna Nuutinen, TCU, 74-77-68-219. 8t, Demi Runas, UC Davis, 73-76-7-1-220. 8t, Emly Talley, Colorado, 78-75-67-220. 8t, Sarah Faller, Denver, 76-73-71-220
Oregon Results – 1, Erica Omlid, 70-72-69-211. 15t, Ashley Edwards, 72-74-76-222. 23t, Cheyenne Hickle, 76-73-75-224. 26t, Kendra Little, 77-77-71-225. 53t, Raphaela Dyer, 78-81-75-234.
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Tacoma Golf and Country Club (Host: University of Washington), Tacoma, Wash. par-72, 6,078 yards, Monday-Wednesday (10/4-6-/10)
Team Results – 1, California, 284-283-280-847. 2, USC, 285-289-275-849. 3, Washington, 293-298-286-877. 4t, Stanford, 299-306-289-894. 4t, Pepperdine, 301-295-298-894. 6, Oregon, 307-298-290-895. 7, UC Davis, 298-302-296-896. 8, New Mexico State, 305-303-297-905. 9, San Jose State, 313-304-300-917. 10, Oregon State, 306-303-311-920. 11, Washington State, 316-311-304-931. 12, Idaho, 310-314-308-932. 13, Gonzaga, 307-315-313-935. 14, Washington, 318-316-307-941. 15, San Francisco, 308-317-319-944.
Individual Results – 1, Emily Childs, California, 68-68-70-206. 2, Lizette Salas, USC, 71-71-67-209. 3, Pia Halbig, California, 74-69-67-210. 4, Lisa McCloskey, USC, 72-75-64-211. 5, Sophia Popov, USC, 68-74-72-214. 6t, Danielle Kang, Pepperdine, 74-72-70-216. 6t, Kayla Mortellaro, Idaho, 74-74-68-216. 6t, Joanne Lee, California, 68-72-76-216. 9t, Daniela Homqvist, California, 74-74-69-217. 9t, Anya Alvarez, Washington, 71-76-70-217.
Oregon Individual Results – 11t, Kendra Little, 74-73-72-219. 22t, Erica Omlid, 76-74-74-224. 33t, Ashley Edwards, 82-74-71-227. 74t, Cheyenne Hickle, 75-77-0-152. 74t, Raphaela Dyer, 0-79-73-152.
Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Boulder Creek Country Club (Host: UNLV), Boulder Creek, Nev. Par 72, 6,329 yards, Monday-Wednesday, (10/25-27/10)
Team Results – 1, Arkansas, 277-276-293-846. 2, Kent State, 296-277-296-869. 3, Arizona, 295-276-301-872. T4, Louisville, 295-279-302-876. T4, Washington, 294-288-294-876. T6, Oregon, 299-289-28-877. T6, Minnesota, 300-281-296-877. 8, Missouri, 298-288-307-893. 9, East Carolina, 304-278-312-894. 10, UNLV, 296-292-307-895. 11, New Mexico, 303-292-303-898. 12, Colorado State, 298-295-308-901. 14, San Diego State, 306-288-311-905. 15, UC Irvine, 309-293-305-907. 16, San Jose State, 307-295-314-916. 17, Washington State, 309-297-314-920.
Top Individuals – 1, Emily Tubert, Arkansas, 63-66-74-205. T2, Martina Gavier, Kent State, 70-68-72-210. T2, Corinna Rees, Arkansas, 74-67-69-210. T2, Kelli Shean, Arkansas, 70-67-73-210. 5, Teo Poplawski, Idaho, 73-68-70-211. T6, Raphaela Dyer, Oregon, 70-74-69-213. T6, Therese Koelbaek, UNLV, 73-67-73-213. T6, Amber Littman, East Carolina, 69-68-76-213. T6, AnnaKarin Ljungstrom, Louisville, 75-66-72-213. 10, Two players tied at 214.
Oregon Individual Results – T6, Raphaela Dyer, 70-74-69-213. T18, Ashley Edwards, 78-70-71-219. T45, Avery Sills, 79-75-73-227. T49, Kendra Little, 74-70-83-227. T93, Monika Graf, 77-NS-76-153.
Pac-10 / SEC Challenge
Stanford, Calif., Stanford Golf Course, Par 71, 6,148 yards, Friday-Sunday, November 5-7, 2010
Team Results – 1, UCLA, 285-281-290-856. 2, Alabama, 289-286-292-867. 3, USC, 294-291-290-875. 4, Arizona, 286-292-299-777. 5, Auburn, 286-289-304-879. 6t, Stanford, 293-289-300-882. 6t, Georgia, 293-293-296-882. 8, Tennessee, 291-293-302-886. 9t, Washington, 287-295-308-908. 9t, California, 290-291-309-890. 11, Arkansas, 288-296-307-891. 12, Vanderbilt, 291-302-304-897. 13, LSU, 316-293-298-907. 14, Oregon, 307-306-298-911. 15t, South Carolina, 299-303-310-912. 15t, Mississippi, 300-299-313-912. 17, Kentucky, 295-308-320-923. 18, Florida, 309-298-317-924. 19, Oregon State, 320-304-305-929. 20, Mississippi State, 319-306-316-941. 21, Washington State, 315-310-322-947.
Top Individuals – 1, Sophia Popov, USC, 72-68-67-207. 2, Stephanie Kono, UCLA, 73-67-68-208. 3, Cydney Clanton, Auburn, 68-69-72-209. 4, Marta Silva Zamora, Georgia, 69-70-72-211. 5, Joanne Lee, California, 65-73-74-212. 6, Glory Yang, UCLA, 69-71-73-213. 7t, Isabelle Boineau, Arizona, 71-69-74-214. 7t, Kristina Wong, 74-68-72-214. 9, ALexa Marina, Vanderbilt, 66-70-79-215. 10t, Kendra Little, Oregon, 76-72-68-216. 10t, Lisa MocCloskey, USC, 69-73-74-216. 10t, Brooke Pancake, Alabama, 72-69-75-216.
Oregon Individuals – 10t, Kendra Little, 76-72-68-216. 47t, Ashley Edwards, 73-80-73-226. 50t, Raphaela Dyer, 76-74-77-27. 100t, Avery Sills, 82-81-80-243. 102, Monika Graf, 85-80-80-245.
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