Ellie Slama Fires 5-Under 67 At Silverado Showdown
NAPA, Calif. – Ellie Slama fired a 5-under 67 to lead the Oregon State women's golf team in the opening round of the Silverado Showdown on Monday.
The Beavers are tied for third place after carding a 3-over 291 at the par-72, 6,192-yard Silverado Country Club.
The 13-team field includes seven teams in the latest golfstat.com rankings and eight Pac-12 programs. Only UCLA (even-par 288) and Washington (2-over 290) are ahead of Oregon State. USC shot a 3-over 291 and is tied for third with the Beavers.
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.
Slama was 1 over through six holes before reeling off six birdies and six pars to finish with a 67 and a tie for first place. Her 5-under round is one stroke off the school record of 6 under that has been shot five times -- three times by Nicole Schroeder, twice by Slama and once by Olivia Benzin.
A senior from Salem, Slama now has 39 sub-par scores in her spectacular four-year Oregon State career, including 12 rounds in the 60's. She has won two individual events, the Ron Moore Invitational as a freshman and the Trinity Forest Invitational as a sophomore.
Amanda Minni also had a great round, shooting a 1-under 71 with five birdies that has her in a tie for fifth place. She now has seven career scores in red figures with three of those coming in her last six rounds
Schroeder carded a 4-over 76, Issy Taylor posted a 5-over 77 and Mari Nishiura finished with a 9-over 81.
Stefanie Deng of Washington is tied with Slama for first place with a 5-under 67. Only eight golfers in the 74-player field finishing the opening round under par.
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