NAPA, Calif. – The Oregon State women’s golf team posted its second-lowest three-round score in school history, a 19-over 883, to finish in fourth place, and ahead of six teams ranked in Golfstat’s Top 50, at the Silverado Showdown on Tuesday.
The Beavers concluded the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a 19-over 295-288-300--883 on the par-72, 6,969-yard North Course at the Silverado Resort and Spa to finish fourth in the 15-team field. Only No. 11 Washington, No. 1 USC and No. 20 Northwestern fared better.
Oregon State finished ahead of five Pac-12 teams, including No. 9 Arizona, No. 33 California and No. 35 Oregon, which should give the Beavers confidence when they host the conference championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27.
“I am so proud of this team,” Oregon State head coach Risë Alexander said. “They got off to a rocky start this morning and really pulled it together coming in. This is a great sign for this team as we head to postseason. Anica and Seshia continued their steady play as they finished this event. We will begin preparation for our conference tournament next week. I am very encouraged by this performance and see many more finishes like this in the future.”
The Beavers shattered their three-round school record earlier this season when they fired a 10-over 874 at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz. The 19-over 883 at the Silverado Showdown is the second lowest in school history.
Anica Yoo had a terrific tournament as she carded a career-best three-round score of 1-under 74-69-72--215 to post the third top-10 finish of her junior campaign with a tie for sixth place. It’s just the fifth time in Oregon State history that a golfer has finished a three-round tournament in red figures. Kathleen Takaishi holds the school record with a 3-under 213 at the Wahine Classic in 1998.
Senior Seshia Telles also had a great tournament, finishing in a tie for 11th place with a 2-over 72-71-75--218, while senior Lauren Sewell and sophomore Chelsea Saelee tied for 32nd place with a 9-over 225. Sewell went 75-73-77 over the three rounds and Saelee had scores of 74-75-76.
Freshman Krissy Peterson, who competed in her fourth career event and second as a member of the five-player team, finished in a tie for 71st place with a 28-over 82-81-81--244.
Washington dominated the course on Tuesday, firing an 8-under 280, to win by seven strokes over USC with a 3-under 861. The Trojans were second with a 10-over 874 and Northwestern was third with a 12-over 876.
SooBin Kim of Washington shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to come back and cliam medalist honors with a 9-under 207. Lindsey Weaver of Arizona (8-under 208), Jennifer Coleman of Colorado (6-under 210), Regan De Guzman of San Jose State (5-under 211) and Manon DeRoey of New Mexico (2-under 214) rounded out the top five.
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Course:Silverado Resort and Spa: Silverado North Course (2014 Showdown) Par 72 - 6196 Yards