Women’s Golf In Hawaii For Pac-12 Preview

CORVALLIS, Ore. The Oregon State women’s golf team will conclude its fall season at the Pac-12 Preview, which will be held Monday and Tuesday in Kona, Hawai’i.

This will be the fifth and final tournament of the fall for the Beavers, which began with a team title at the Oregon State Invitational in mid-September.

FIELD (12): Oregon State, Arizona, Arizona State, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State.

COURSE: The tournament will be held at the par-73, 6,392-yard Nanea Golf Club for the second consecutive year. The member’s only golf course, built in 2003, is the creation of financiers George Roberts and Charles Schwab. The clubhouse at Nanea was constructed to resemble Kona Island’s five volcanoes, while the course, designed by David McLay Kidd, was carved from a mountainside on the Big Island with lava rock lining the far stretches of playable area before it drops into the Pacific Ocean.

BEAVERS’ LINEUP: Oregon State will go with a lineup of senior Anica Yoo, juniors Ashlee Pickerell and Chelsea Saelee and freshmen Haley Nist and Hannah Swanson.

FORMAT: Two-day, 54-hole tournament with 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. 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 each day at 8:30 a.m. HT (11:30 a.m. PT). The Beavers will be paired with Arizona and Oregon in the opening round.

LIVE SCORING: There will be live scoring for the tournament on golfstat.com.

LAST TIME OUT: Oregon State concluded the three-day, 54-hole Stanford Intercollegiate in 16th place two weeks ago behind a career-best three-round score by Chelsea Saelee.

The Beavers shot a 46-over 296-296-306--898 at the par-71, 6,130-yard Stanford Golf Course to finish 16th in a field that included five teams ranked among the top 10 in the nation. No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 USC tied for the team title with a 15-under 837 and No. 10 UCLA finished third with a 14-under 838.

Saelee had a strong showing with a team-best tie for 24th place after posting rounds of 70-71-73 for a 1-over 214, which is her best career three-round score at Oregon State, bettering the 3-over 216 she shot at this event two years ago. The 1-over three-round score also equals the fifth-best performance by a Beaver golfer in school history.

Ashlee Pickerell finished in a tie for 61st place with a 12-over 76-72-77--225, Krissy Peterson wrapped up play with a 17-over 78-75-77--230 for a tie for 72nd, Hannah Swanson shot a 19-over 75-78-79--232 for a tie for 78th and Anica Yoo finished 84th with a 26-over 75-79-85--239.

LAST YEAR AT THE PAC-12 PREVIEW: Oregon State wrapped up its fall season with a tie for ninth place at the two-day, 54-hole Pac-12 Preview last year.

Tournament officials moved the tees back 351 yards for the final round of the inaugural event, making the scores higher than the opening 36-hole day, as the Beavers shot a 24-over 316 after opening with a 2-over 294 and 20-over 312. The 46-over 922 put Oregon State in a tie for ninth with Washington State and ahead of Colorado and Hawaii.

USC was the only team to hit red digits in the final round, posting a 3-under 289, to come from behind and win with a 15-under 861, which was a stroke better than UCLA’s 14-under 862. Washington held the clubhouse lead after the first day but slipped to third place with a 7-under 869.

Ashlee Pickerell, who shot a career-best 2-under 71 on Monday, was the Beavers’ highest finisher on the individual leaderboard with a 4-over 73-71-79--223 that put her in a tie for 22nd place. Seshia Telles fired a team-best 3-over 76 at the par-73, 6,463-yard Nanea Golf Club on Tuesday to move up the leaderboard into a tie for 40th with an 11-over 75-79-76--230.

Chelsea Saelee finished with a 16-over 75-81-79--235 for a tie 49th, Anica Yoo was two strokes back with an 18-over 71-83-83--237 to finish in sole 51st and Lauren Sewell concluded play with a 20-over 76-81-82--239 for a tie for 55th place.

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