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Women's Golf 13th At Duck Invitational

March 29, 2006

CRESWELL, Ore. -- The University of Portland women's golf team finished in 13th place at the Oregon Duck Invitational which concluded Tuesday at Emerald Valley Golf Course. The Pilots fired a final round 329 and finished with an even 1,000 team score at the par-72, 6,191 yard layout.

San Jose State shot a 918 to edge Oregon State by one stroke and take the team title. Idaho, the first round leader, fell to third place at 923, while Washington State (924) and Fresno State (932) capped the top five.

Individually, San Francisco's Jessica Potter won a playoff with Washington State's Anastasia Kostina to claime medalist honors. Both players carded a 5-over 221.

Portland junior Ashley Williams fired a third round 79 and paced the Pilots with a 47th place finish at 245. Freshman Taryn Kuida's final round 80 moved her into 57th place at 249.

The Pilots will conclude their spring schedule at the West Coast Conference Championships in Copperopolis, Calif. at Saddle Creek Golf Club on April 17-18.

OREGON DUCK INVITATIONAL - FINAL RESULTS

Emerald Valley Golf Course (Creswell, Ore.) - Par 72, 6,191 yards

Team Results: 1. San Jose State (918), 2. Oregon State (919), 3. Idaho (923), 4. Washington State (924), 5. Fresno State (932), 6. Oregon (933), 7. San Francisco (938), 8. San Diego State (947), 9. New Mexico State (954), 10. Boise State (955), 11. Portland State (976), 12. Montana State (985), 13. Portland (336-335-329--1000), 14. Texas San Antonio (1014), 15. Weber State (1029), 16. Idaho State (1061).

Individual Leaders: *1. Jessica Potter, San Francisco (78-72-71--221, +5), T1. Anastasia Kostina, Washington State (71-77-73--221, +5), T3. Laura Luethke, Fresno State (71-74-77--222, +6), T3. Jennifer Tucker, Idaho (70-76-76--222, +6), 5. Leah Whiting, Oregon State (74-75-77--226, +10).

*winner in playoff

UP Individual Results: T47. Ashley Williams (82-84-79--245, +29), 57. Taryn Kuida (84-85-80--249, +33), T63. Melanie Lee (89-80-84--253, +37), T66. Molly Edmunds (84-86-86--256, +40), 69. Kristin Howell (86-88-86--260, +44).