Aztec Jamie Oliver Climbs To Fourth After Second Round Of The MWC Women's Golf Championships

April 22, 2005

SUNRIVER, Ore. - San Diego State sophomore Jamie Oliver (Los Alamitos, Calif.) moved up three spots from seventh into a tie for fourth place after carding a two-over par 73 in the second round Friday at the 2005 Mountain West Conference championships. Oliver, who is tied with Colorado State's Kristen Campos, is just five strokes off the tournament lead with a five-over 147 at the par-71, 6,312-yard Meadows Golf Course at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.

As a team, SDSU remains in fifth place, despite posting its best round of the spring season at 25-over 309. The Aztecs improved their score from Thursday's first 18 holes by seven strokes to put their tournament total at 625 (+57). UNLV leads the six-team field by just one stroke over second place New Mexico with a 593.

Oliver continued her consistent play by offsetting her four bogeys with a pair of birdies and 12 pars. Her second round 73 tied as the third-best performance on the day in the field of 30 golfers, while it is just one stroke more than her season low round of 72, which she recorded back in early November.

"My game has just been on so far this week," Oliver said. "I've been hitting the ball straight and even some of my misses have gone on the green. I'm making most of my putts, but my strategy has really just been taking one shot at a time and concentrating on making par each hole."

Oliver entered the championships ranked 35th out of 45 MWC golfers in season stroke average at 82.50. This week, however, she leads the field in par-3 scoring (-3) and is tied for fifth in most pars with 23.

SDSU senior Megan Mulhaupt (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) improved her first round score by six strokes, matching her season best for 18 holes with a 75, including a birdie and 13 pars. Mulhaupt's 75 moved her up four slots into a tie for 19th place at 14-over 156 for the tournament.

Freshman Anna Booth (Coffs Harbour, Australia) dropped seven slots to 25th place after carding an 83 for a 20-over 162. Booth's classmates, Jackie Kazarian (Dana Point, Calif.) and MacKenzie Swecker (Winnemucca, Nev.), are just one stroke behind her and are tied for 26th place with matching 36-hole totals of 163.

UNLV's Elena Kurokawa continues to maintain the tournament individual lead by one stroke over BYU's Rachel Newren. Kurokawa is at even par for the tournament, following a second round 73, while Newren is at one-over 143.

SDSU will finish out the 2005 Mountain West Conference championships Saturday with the final 18 holes, beginning at 9 a.m. PDT.

Second round scores with relation to par April 22, at the 2005 MWC championships, played at the par-71, 6,312-yard Meadows Golf Course at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.

Team Scores 1. UNLV 295-298-593 (+25) 2. New Mexico 300-294-594 (+26) 3. Colorado State 302-298-600 (+32) 4. BYU 304-301-605 (+37) 5. San Diego State 316-309-625 (+57) 6. Wyoming 332-317-649 (+81)

Top Five Individuals 1. Elena Kurokawa, UNLV 69-73-142 (E) 2. Rachel Newren, BYU 70-73-143 (+1) 3. Christine Fernandez, UNM 72-74-146 (+4) 4. Jamie Oliver, SDSU 74-73-147 (+5) Kristen Campos, CSU 73-74-147 (+5)

San Diego State T4. Jamie Oliver 74-73-147 (+5)) T19. Megan Mulhaupt 81-75-156 (+14) 25. Anna Booth 79-83-162 (+20) T26. Jackie Kazarian 82-81-163 (+21) T26. MacKenzie Swecker 83-80-163 (+21)

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