Chayse Gomez Leads Beavers On Day One At Stanford Intercollegiate
STANFORD, Calif. – Chayse Gomez fired a 3-under 68 to lead the Oregon State women's golf team in the opening round of the Stanford Intercollegiate on Friday.
The Beavers had 16 birdies as a team and shot a 1-over 285 at the par-71, 6,269-yard Stanford Golf Course to put them in a tie for ninth place with 36 holes to play.
Oregon State is tied with No. 39 Iowa State (+1) and head of five teams in the latest Golfstat.com Top 50 rankings -- No. 36 Baylor (+4), No. 16 Florida (+5), No. 28 Miami (+8), No. 12 Arizona State (+9) and No. 44 California (+10).
Gomez had four birdies and only one bogey to shoot a team-best 3-under 68 and is tied for sixth place in the 100-player field. Starting the round on the 10th hole, her birdies came on the par-5 12th, the par-5 first and the par-4 fifth and sixth holes.
The Yorba Linda, Calif., native shot a career-best 5-under 67 last spring at the Silverado Showdown. Gomez has now carded nine career rounds in red figures in her three-plus years at Oregon State. Her best career finish is a tie for sixth place at the Silverado Showdown last April.
Kelsey Webster and true freshman Kyra Ly both carded a 1-over 72 and are tied for 30th place. Webster tied Gomez with a team-high four birdies, while Ly dropped in three birdie putts.
Amanda Minni (t-44) was a stroke back with a 2-over 73 and Danique Stokmans (t-63) finished the first round with a 3-over 74. Stokmans had three birdies on the day but had an unfortunate double bogey on her final hole. Minni had two birdies.
No. 1 Stanford leads the 19-team tournament with an 8-under 276. Rose Zhang of Stanford holds the individual advantage with a 5-under 66.
Oregon State's tee times will begin at noon on Saturday to continue the three-day, 54-hole tournament. The Beavers will be paired with Florida and start on the first hole. Live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
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