Beavers Battle Through 18 Holes At Bruin Wave Invitational
SOMIS, Calif. – Battling a tough golf course and 20 mile-per-hour winds, the Oregon State women's golf team completed the opening round of the Bruin Wave Invitational on Monday.
The Beavers started the tourney with a 34-over 322 at the par-72, 6,273-yard Saticoy Country Club and are in 10th place in the 15-team field.
Oregon (+18, 306) holds a three-stroke lead over Arizona (+21, 309) through 18 holes. None of the golfers in the 82-player field finished the first round in red figures. The best scores were an even-par 72 by Oregon's Ching-Tzu Chen and Briana Chacon.
Oregon State head coach Dawn Shockley called Saticoy Country Club "the toughest golf course I've ever seen."
Amanda Minni dropped in back-to-back birdies on the par-4, 330-yard seventh hole and the par-5, 495-yard eighth holes that helped her post a team-best 5-over 77. She's tied for 14th place with 36 holes to play. Her best career finish is a tie for third place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in the fall of 2018.
Issy Taylor finished with a 9-over 81 and had a team-high three birdies, but an unfortunate quadruple-bogey on the par-5 14th hole kept her from a better score. Her birdies came on the par-4, 348-yard second, par-5, 465-yard sixth and par-3, 160-yard 13th holes.
Chayse Gomez and Mari Nishiura both finished with a 10-over 82. Gomez birdied the par-4, 370-yard 11th hole and Nishiura, who is competing in her first tournament of the 2021 season, had a birdie on the par-5, 465-yard sixth hole.
All-Pac-12 golfer Ellie Slama finished the day with a 16-over 88.
The second round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
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