Amanda Minni Posts Best Career Score To Lead Women’s Golf
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Amanda Minni posted the best 54-hole score of her career to lead the Oregon State women's golf team at the USF Intercollegiate on Tuesday.
Minni carded a 1-under 71-71-70--212 to finish in a tie for sixth place at the par-71, 5,976-yard Ocean Course at The Olympic Club. Her best previous 54-hole score was an even-par 216 at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in the fall of 2018.
It's the third top-10 finish for Minni -- she finished in a career best tie for third place at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in 2018 and a tie for eighth place at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational in 2018.
She led the 56-player field with a scoring average of 2.75 on the par-3's and led the Beavers with nine birdies over the three rounds.
"I couldn't be more happy for Amanda," Oregon State head coach Dawn Shockley said. "She came back ready to play and has been a great leader for our team. We have always known what Amanda is capable of, and it's fun to see it come together for her."
The Beavers opened their 2022-23 season with a tie for sixth place finish at the USF Intercollegiate with a 21-over 292-287-294--873.
"We had a lot of really good shots in this tournament and we are going to use that to improve in the areas where we struggled," Shockley said. "This group is extremely coachable and we are looking forward to reflecting with them and coming up with a good game plan moving forward. The energy of this group was great and very supportive of one another."
Kelsey Webster had a solid season debut, finishing in a tie for 17th place with a 4-over 72-69-76--217. Madde Sund finished in a tie for 31st with a 9-over 74-71-77--222.
"Kelsey and Madde will keep improving, and while they are both disappointed in their final round, they will put in the work and be ready for Chicago," Shockley said.
True freshman Kyra Ly made her collegiate debut and finished in a tie for 36th place with a 10-over 75-77-71--223. She had two birdies and two bogeys in her even-par final round to move eight spots up the leaderboard.
Webster and Ly had 41 pars in the tournament, tied for the fourth most in the field.
"The first event as a freshmen is always a bit nervy and can feel overwhelming and Kyra handled it well," Shockley said. "She had a great final round today for her and some great momentum moving forward."
Danique Stokmans wrapped up the tourney with a 16-over 76-76-77--229 to finish in a tie for 49th place.
"It was a tough event for Danique but she has incredible work ethic and she will bounce back," Shockley said.
The Beavers will next compete at the Illini Women's Invitational, which is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Medinah, Ill.
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