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SDSU Heads North To Oregon Duck Invitational

Anna Booth will in the lineup this week at the Oregon Duck Invitational.
Anna Booth will in the lineup this week at the Oregon Duck Invitational.

March 21, 2005

SAN DIEGO -

SDSU Women's Golf Weekly Release
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SDSU Heads North To Oregon Duck Invitational
*The San Diego State women's golf team travels to the Pacific Northwest this week for the 2005 Oregon Duck Invitational in Junction City, Ore., March 21-22. The 48-hole tournament will be held at the par-72, 6,103-yard Shadow Hills Country Club about 17 miles northwest of Eugene, Ore.

The Aztecs will be facing their toughest competition in the spring thus far with four teams ranked in the Golfweek/Sagarin Top 30. Highlighting the field are No. 4 Washington, No. 20 Stanford, No. 23 Washington State and No. 29 California. Mountain West Conference foe Wyoming will also be among the 16-team field.

The first 36 holes will be played on Monday, with the final 18 holes on Tuesday. An 8:00 a.m. (PST) shotgun start is scheduled for both days.

Duck, Duck, Duck
*The Aztecs return to the Oregon Duck Invitational after a one-year absence. SDSU competed in both the 2002 and 2003 tournaments, highlighted by a team runner-up finish in 2003.

Former standout Shayna Miyajima, who graduated a year ago, placed second overall in 2003 with a seven-over 223. Miyajima and Heather Rollo were the top Aztecs in 2002, tying for 19th with matching scores of 12-over par 228.

The only Aztec on the current roster to compete in either invitational is senior Toni Lutz (Anaheim, Calif.), who carded a 24-over 240 in 2003, tying for 36th place.

Fab Five: Aztec Line-Up For This Week
*Aztec head coach Felicia Brown will shake things up a bit for the team's third spring tournament. Freshmen Anna Booth (Coffs Harbour, Australia) and Jackie Kazarian (Dana Point, Calif.), senior Megan Mulhaupt (Trabuco Canyon, Calif.) and sophomore Jamie Oliver (Los Alamitos, Calif.) are among the starting five for the third straight week. Senior Toni Lutz will compete in her first tournament of the spring in place of freshman MacKenzie Swecker (Winnemucca, Nev.).

Rewind: Dr. Thompson Invitational
*The San Diego State women's golf team came in seventh overall with a 54-hole score of 1049 (+185) at the Donnis Thompson Invitational in Kaneohe, Hawaii last week. The Aztecs were just one stroke away from tying for sixth with Weber State, while No. 22 Washington State claimed the team title with a 976 at the challenging par-72, 5,829-yard Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course.

The Aztecs were led by freshman Jackie Kazarian, who tied for 18th place, marking the second time in two events that she has finished in the top 20. Kazarian ended the tournament at 40-over 256, including a 90 in the third and final round.

Kazarian's classmate, Anna Booth, was just two strokes behind her with a 258 to tie for 21st on the individual leader board.

Senior Megan Mulhaupt notched the team's low round of the day with an 85 to vault from 40th into a tie for 35th place with a 270. Freshman MacKenzie Swecker also logged her best performance of the tournament in the final 18 holes with a 18-over 90 to come in 44th. Sophomore Jamie Oliver rounded out the SDSU competitors with a 97 in the third round for a 56-over par 273.

Senior co-captain Veronica Ojeda (San Diego, Calif.), competing as an individual, tied for 27th place with a 261 (+45), including a third round score of 90.

Roster Notes
*Aztec senior Cameron MacFarland, who participated in one tournament this past fall, earned her degree in December and will not compete in the spring ... senior Heather MacRae and newcomer freshman Megan McLeod (Fallbrook, Calif.) are not expected to see action in spring 2005 ... this year's spring SDSU roster is at both extremes when it comes to class levels. The Aztecs have four seniors, no juniors, one sophomore and five freshmen.

New For Spring
*The Aztecs take a week off before making their annual trip to St. George, Utah (April 3-5) for the BYU Dixie Classic. The tournament is SDSU's final tune-up prior to the Mountain West Conference championships, which are slated for April 21-23 in Sunriver, Ore.

The NCAA West Regionals take place in Las Cruces, N.M., May 5-7, while the Aztecs hope to make a return trip to Sunriver for the NCAA championships, May 17-20.

Recapping 2003-04
- SDSU made the program's first trip to the NCAA tournament since 2001 and its third trip overall.
- SDSU ended the year ranked No. 40 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings after placing fourth at the MWC championships.
- SDSU earned their first win in three years during the fall when they set a school record by shooting 878 to win the Lady Aztec Invitational. SDSU has also recorded two runner-up finishes and was in the top four in four of its last five outings.

Head Coach Felicia Brown
*Head coach Felicia Brown is in her third season at the helm of the SDSU golf program after serving as an assistant in 2001-02. A native San Diegan, Brown prepped locally at San Marcos High School before playing collegiately at Arizona.

She is assisted by Doug Barba for the second year in a row.