Women’s Golf Prepared For Competitive Field
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State women’s golf team will compete at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., this Friday through Sunday in a field that includes nine teams that are ranked in Golfstat’s Top 25.
FIELD (ranking in parenthesis): Oregon State, Arizona (9), Arizona State (6), California, Duke (3), Oklahoma (5), Oregon, South Carolina (7), Stanford (8), Texas, UC Davis, UCLA (2), Vanderbilt (12), Washington (11) and Washington State.
COURSE: The tournament will be held at the par-72, 6,223-yard ASU Karsten Golf Course.
BEAVERS’ LINEUP: Oregon State will go with a lineup of seniors Lauren Sewell and Seshia Telles, junior Anica Yoo, sophomore Chelsea Saelee and freshman Jesse Hamilton. It’s the second straight tournament for Hamilton who made her collegiate debut at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic last week.
FORMAT: Three-day, 54-hole tournament with 18 holes each day. 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 tee times beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.
QUOTING HEAD COACH RISË ALEXANDER: "It will be an opportunity to challenge ourselves and focus on what we can control. In stroke play golf you are playing against the golf course, not another player or team. If our players will commit to playing the course and manage their game accordingly the results will take care of themselves. In preparation, we are working on focusing on varied shots that we will potentially have at Karsten Golf Course. Preparation, patience and perseverance are keys for us this week.”
LAST TIME OUT: Oregon State concluded the three-day, 54-hole Anuenue Spring Break Classic in ninth place among the 15-team field last week with Seshia Telles finishing in a tie for sixth place.
The Beavers shot a 52-over 307-303-306--916 at the par-72, 6,022-yard Kapalua Bay Course. Pepperdine won the team title with a 6-over 290-287-293--870 and Grace Na defended her individual title with an 11-under 70-66-69--205.
Telles was in command the entire week as she posted the seventh top-10 finish in her outstanding career with a 3-over 71-74-74--219. She had seven birdies and nothing worse than a bogey to lead the Beavers in scoring all three rounds.
Lauren Sewell finished in a tie for 43rd place with a 16-over 77-77-78--232, while Chelsea Saelee and Anica Yoo each finished in a tie for 48th place with a 17-over 233 as Saelee went 77-77-79 and Yoo shot 82-75-76 over the three days. Jesse Hamilton shot a 24-over 82-80-78--240 to finish in a tie for 72nd place in her first collegiate tournament.