Women’s Golf To Battle Top-Flight Field

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CORVALLIS, Ore. The Oregon State women’s golf team will compete against its most-competitive field of the 2014-15 fall season when it heads to Stanford, Calif., for the Stanford Intercollegiate this Friday through Sunday.

The field includes five top-10 teams, including No. 1 Washington, No. 4Stanford, No. 5 Northwestern, No. 6 USC and No. 10 UCLA. The field also includes an unprecedented three former individual champions, including 2013 medalist Alison Lee of UCLA who will be joined by 2012 winner Kyung Kim of USC and 2011 champ SooBin Kim of Washington.

FIELD (17): Oregon State, Arizona State, California, Clemson, Georgia, Harvard, Iowa State, Kentucky, Northwestern, Oregon, Pepperdine, San Jose State, Stanford, UC Davis, UCLA, USC and Washington.

COURSE: The tournament will be held at the par-71, 6,130-yard Stanford Golf Course.

BEAVERS’ LINEUP: Oregon State will go with a lineup of senior Anica Yoo, juniors Ashlee Pickerell and Chelsea Saelee, sophomore Krissy Peterson and freshman Hannah Swanson.

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 off the first and 10th holes beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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

LAST TIME OUT: Haley Nist fired a 1-over 73 on the final day, just a stroke off her best career round, to help the Oregon State women’s golf team finish in ninth place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational on Oct. 8.

The two-day tournament was shortened from 54 to 36 holes due to inclement weather on Tuesday that kept the field in the clubhouse for more than four hours. The Beavers finished their third tourney of the fall with a 40-over 303-313--616 at the par-72, 6,039-yard Sahalee Country Club, the site of the 1998 PGA Championship.

Host Washington ran away with the team title with a 5-under 571 and Husky SooBin Kim claimed medalist honors with an 8-under 136, nine strokes better than the closest competitor.

Nist had the bounce back round of the day with three birdies and four bogeys for her 1-over 73. She opened the tournament with a 10-over 82 and skyrocketed 29 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for 31st place. The frosh began her career with an even-par 72 at the Oregon State Invitational at Trysting Tree golf Club in Corvallis.

Ashlee Pickerell was the highest Beaver on the leaderboard after shooting rounds of 76 and 78 to finish in a tie for 27th place with a 10-over 154. Chelsea Saelee was a stroke back with an 11-over 76-79--155 for a tie for 31st place, while Anica Yoo finished  in a tie for 40th with a 12-over 73-83--156 and Hannah Swanson recorded a tie for 53rd with an 18-over 78-84--162.

LAST TIME AT THE STANFORD INTERCOLLEGIATE: Oregon State concluded the three-day, 54-hole Stanford Intercollegiate in 14th place last fall.

The Beavers shot a 48-over 304-294-302--900 at the par-71, 6,130-yard Stanford Golf Course to finish 14th in the 16-team field, which featured 10 teams ranked in the top 25, including five of the nation’s top 10.

Oregon State got off to a hot start in the final round but struggled coming in and were unable to make any ground on the rest of the field.

Seshia Telles had four birdies and two bogeys going out to get her to 2 under through nine holes but was unable to get a bird on her back nine. She finished the tournament with a team-best 6-over 73-72-74--219 to put her in a tie for 35th place.

Anica Yoo finished in a tie for 61st with a 13-over 77-74-75--226, Lauren Sewell was tied for 67th with a 15-over 77-75-76--228, Ashlee Pickerell was a stroke back with a 16-over 77-73-79--229 for a tie for 73rd and Chelsea Saelee finished in sole 83rd with a 23-over 80-79-77--236.

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