NAPA, Calif. – The Oregon State women’s golf team equaled its third-lowest round in school history, an even-par 288 in the afternoon of the Silverado Showdown on Monday, and is only two strokes out of the lead as the Beavers look to win their second team title this season.
The Beavers shot a 7-over 295 in the morning and followed that up with an even-par 288 on the par-72, 6,969-yard North Course at the Silverado Resort and Spa to put them in third place with a 7-over 583. No. 11 Washington leads the 15-team field with a 5-over 289-292--581 and No. 1 USC is second with a 6-over 295-287--582.
The final round of the two-day, 54-hole tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com. The Beavers will be paired with the Huskies and Trojans.
“We still have to play tomorrow and finish this out,” Oregon State head coach Risë Alexander said. “I am very proud and pleased with how the team performed today. We have been working on changing our team culture and processes. This takes time and I believe they have just turned a good-sized corner in their journey. They played with fight and heart today. It was fun to watch. They all contributed today.”
Oregon State won the Rose City Collegiate earlier this season, its first team title in five years and the ninth in the 39-year history of the program. The Beavers also crushed the single-round school record this season when they posted a 5-under 283 at the Westbrook Spring Invitational. Three of the five best rounds in Oregon State history have been recorded this season
OREGON STATE LOW TEAM RECORDS — SINGLE ROUND
Score -- Tournament -- Location -- Year 283 (-5) -- Westbrook Spring Invitational -- Peoria, Ariz. -- Spring 2014 282 (-2) -- Stanford Intercollegiate -- Stanford, Calif. -- Fall 2011 284 (E) -- Peg Barnard Collegiate -- Stanford, Calif. -- Spring 2007 288 (E) -- Silverado Showdown -- Napa, Calif. -- Spring 2014 288 (E) -- Pacific Coast Intercollegiate -- Half Moon Bay, Calif. -- Spring 2012
Senior Seshia Telles and junior Anica Yoo are each tied for seventh place after shooting a 1-under 143. Telles carded an even-par 72 in the morning round with two birdies and two bogeys and a 1-under 71 in the afternoon with three birdies and two bogeys. Yoo shot a 2-over 74 in the first round, which included an unfortunate triple-bogey, but tied her career-best round with a 3-under 69 after the lunch break that featured an eagle on the par-4 10th hole and three birdies.
Senior Lauren Sewell had four birdies in each round and is tied for 22nd place with a 4-over 75-73-148 and sophomore Chelsea Saelee is a stroke back with a 5-over 74-75--149 to put her in a tie for 27th place. Freshman Krissy Peterson, who is returning from an injury, is tied for 71st with a 19-over 82-81--163.
Lindsey Weaver of Arizona holds the individual lead with an 8-under 69-67--136, while San Jose State’s Regan De Guzman is second with a 6-under 67-71--138 and Washington’s SooBin Kim is third with a 5-under 68-71--139.
Team Leader Board
Course:Silverado Resort and Spa: Silverado North Course (2014 Showdown) Par 72 - 6196 Yards