Ueno Holds Seven-Stroke Lead after First Day of Pacific Invitational

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

BANKS, ORE. -- Whitney Ueno (Sr., Hilo, HI/Hilo HS) shot a 77 on the first day of the Pacific Invitational to build a seven-stroke lead at the Quail Valley Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 20. Ueno carded a 37 on the front nine then added a 40 over the final nine holes. Brianna Nap of George Fox University held second place with an 84 (39-45).

Led by Nap, George Fox topped the team standings with a score of 347. Pacific University was second at 360, with Linfield College in third at 380 and Willamette in fourth at 418. Lewis & Clark College was represented by three golfers, but did not field a complete team. The tournament will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 21, with the opening tee time scheduled for 11 a.m. (PDT).

Following Ueno and Nap were a pair of golfers tied for third place with scores of 86. They were Valerie Kitamori of Pacific (43-43) and Sarah McCown of George Fox (42-44). Two more golfers were tied for fifth place, as Jasmine Ching of Pacific (48-39) and Whitney Clunes of George Fox (47-40) each carded an 97.

Following Ueno on Willamette's team scorecard was Alex Johnson (Fr., Salem, OR/Blanchet Catholic School), who shot a 92 (45-47). Andrea Hand (Sr., Hillsboro, OR/Hillsboro HS) finished the day at 101 (52-49).

Whitney Ueno leads the Pacific Invitational with an 18-hole score of 77.

Whitney Ueno leads the Pacific Invitational with an 18-hole score of 77.