Gomez, Minni Lead Beavers In Opening Round
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Chayse Gomez and Amanda Minni each shot a 75 to lead the Oregon State women's golf team in the opening round of the Sun Devil Winter Classic on Monday.
The Beavers wrapped up the first round with a 14-over 302, and sit in ninth place with 36 holes to play, in their first competitive tournament of the 2021 season.
Oregon leads the 10-team field, all consisting of Pac-12 programs, with a 3-under 285 at the par-72, 6,482-yard Talking Stick Resort Piipaash Course.
The second round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament begins at 7:45 a.m. MT on Tuesday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
Gomez had four birdies to finish with a 3-over 75, while Minni had two birdies and nothing worse than a bogey for her tourney-opening 75.
Ellie Slama and Issy Taylor were both a stroke back, and made up the Beavers' first-round scoring, with a 4-over 76. Slama had two birdies but a triple-bogey kept her from posting a better score. Taylor tied Gomez with a team-best four birdies.
Nicole Schroeder finished the day with a 6-over 78.
Only nine golfers in the 54-player field finished in red figures, led by Emma Spitz of UCLA, Alexis Phadungmartvorkul of Oregon and Alexa Melton of USC with a 3-under 69.
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