Beavers Finish Sixth At 16-Team Wildcat Invitational
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Oregon State women's golf team continued its upward trajectory during the 2021 season with a strong showing at the Wildcat Invitational on Tuesday.
The Beavers finished in sixth place in a packed 16-team field with a 16-over 289-299-292--880 at the par-72, 6,627-yard Sewailo Golf Course.
Head coach Dawn Shockley and assistant coach Kelly Kerkvliet have seen their team improve every tournament in 2021. Oregon State opened the season with an eighth-place finish at the Sun Devil Winter Classic, then finished in a tie for seventh at the Bruin Wave Invitational before today's sixth-place showing at the Wildcat Invitational.
Ellie Slama and Amanda Minni both posted top-20 finishes in the 80-player field.
Slama was consistent all three rounds, posting an even-par 71-73-72--216 to finish in a tie for 13th place. She now has 37 rounds in red figures and 24 top-20 finishes during her spectacular four-year Oregon State career.
Minni finished in a tie for 16th place with a 1-over 75-71-71--217. Her best career score, a 3-under 69, came in the first round of her collegiate career, the Westbrook Spring Invitational in the fall of 2017. Minni has now carded six career sub-par rounds with two coming in this week's Wildcat Invitational.
Issy Taylor was steady from start to finish, as she carded a 7-over 74-75-74--223 for a tie for 32nd place. Chayse Gomez posted her best-career score in the first round and finished a stroke back of Taylor with an 8-over 69-80-75--224 to finish in a tie for 36th.
Mari Nishiura finished in 73rd place with a 26-over 78-83-81--242.
Texas ran away with the team title after firing a 28-under 836, which was 25 strokes better than second-place Oklahoma State (3-under 861).
Sara Kouskova of Texas claimed medalist honors with a 10-under 206.
The Beavers have 16 days off before returning to action Friday, March 26 through Sunday, March 28 at the PING/ASU Invitational in Phoenix, Ariz.
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