Women’s Golf Finishes Ninth In Hawai’i
KAPALUA, Hawai’i. – The Oregon State women’s golf team concluded the three-day, 54-hole Anuenue Spring Break Classic in ninth place among the 15-team field on Wednesday with senior 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.
“I know that today was a disappointment to the players,” Oregon State head coach Risë Alexander said. “They have worked so hard and spent time preparing through some tough conditions at home for this event. But most times the path to success has its downturns before you find the right path. This is just a small downturn before the climb.”
|T6||Seshia Lei Telles (1)||71||74||74||219|
|T43||Lauren Sewell (4)||77||77||78||232|
|T48||Chelsea Saelee (2)||77||77||79||233|
|T48||Anica Yoo (5)||82||75||76||233|
|T72||Jesse Hamilton (3)||82||80||78||240|
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.
“Seshia had a very good event finishing in sixth place with a 3 over total of 219,” Alexander said. “I am very proud of her consistent performance this week. She really hung in there and fought for her score today.”
Senior Lauren Sewell finished in a tie for 43rd place with a 16-over 77-77-78--232, while sophomore Chelsea Saelee and junior 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.
Freshman Jesse Hamilton shot a 24-over 82-80-78--240 to finish in a tie for 72nd place in her first collegiate tournament.
The Beavers return to action Friday, April 4 through Sunday April 6 at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
“Overall, I thought we hit the ball very well this week but the ability to score with our short game was very inconsistent,” Alexander said. “So we will work on managing those shots before Arizona State next week. The thing I see most is the players’ unwillingness to try new shots in competition that they are working on in practice. Developing that trust in competition will make a huge difference for them. They just have to adjust their mindset to allow themselves to use their skills on each shot. Playing with trust has a decidedly better chance than playing with doubt.”
|Course:The Bay Course: Anuenue Classic 2014 Par 72 - 6022 Yards