Women’s Golf To Head To Desert For Tourney

CORVALLIS, Ore. The Oregon State women’s golf team will compete in its second event of the spring season, this time at the Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz., which will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin.
FIELD (14): Oregon State, College of Charleston, Colorado State, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oregon, Tulsa, Washington State and Wisconsin.
COURSE: The tournament will be held at the par-72, 6,269-yard Westbrook Village Golf Club.
BEAVERS’ LINEUP: Oregon State will go with a lineup of seniors Lauren Sewell and Seshia Telles, junior Anica Yoo, sophomore Chelsea Saelee and freshman Krissy Peterson. It will be the first time Peterson competes with the team in her young career. She competed as an individual this past fall at the Dick McGuire Invitational (8.100 scoring average) and Rose City Collegiate (82.50 scoring average). The other four golfers have competed in every tournament in the 2013-14 campaign.
FORMAT: Two-day, 54-hole tournament with 36 holes on Sunday and 18 holes on Monday. The top-four individuals from each five-member team with the lowest scores for each 18-hole round constitute the scoring members for that given round.
TEE TIMES: There will be a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. PT (8:30 a.m. MT) on Sunday with the second round beginning at approximately noon PT (1 p.m. MT) that same day. The final round on Monday will be a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. PT (8:30 a.m. MT).
QUOTING HEAD COACH RISË ALEXANDER: "We are looking forward to competing in some warm Arizona weather this weekend. This team has been working extremely hard in training the past several weeks while facing difficult weather conditions. Their attitudes have been tremendous. We learned a lot from our last outing and have been working on course management, short game and working the ball left to right and right to left.
“I anticipate that the practice round will be a key element this next weekend. We have never competed on this venue at Westbrook Village Vistas Course and it will be imperative to key in on the golf course and our approach to it as part of our preparation. Then in competition they will have a game plan for various situations for each hole and can respond accordingly.
“They are committed to getting the most out of every day of practice and competition, and that is what we are asking of them. I can't say enough about how this team is responding to some very new and innovative ideas of tournament preparation. They know it is a process and will take some time, but the payoff will benefit the entire team.”
LAST TIME OUT: Oregon State opened its spring season with a 12th place finish at the Peg Barnard Invitational, which was held Feb. 15-16 in Stanford, Calif., after shooting a 40-over 300-308--608 at the par-71, 6,084-yard Stanford Golf Course.
Lauren Sewell was outstanding both days of the 36-hole event as she carded an even-par 70-72-142 to finish in a tie for sixth place and post the fifth top-10 finish of her career.
Seshia Telles shot a 6-over 77 both days and finished in a tie for 42nd with a 12-over 154, while Chelsea Saelee and Anica Yoo both finished in a tie for 53rd with a 14-over 156 as Saelee went 78-78 and Yoo posted 75-81. Ashlee Pickerell finished in sole 74th with a 27-over 83-86--169.

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