NAPA, Calif. – The Oregon State women’s golf team posted its second-lowest three-round score in school history, a 19-over 883, to finish in fourth place, and ahead of six teams ranked in Golfstat’s Top 50, at the Silverado Showdown on Tuesday.
The Beavers concluded the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a 19-over 295-288-300--883 on the par-72, 6,969-yard North Course at the Silverado Resort and Spa to finish fourth in the 15-team field. Only No. 11 Washington, No. 1 USC and No. 20 Northwestern fared better.
Oregon State finished ahead of five Pac-12 teams, including No. 9 Arizona, No. 33 California and No. 35 Oregon, which should give the Beavers confidence when they host the conference championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club from Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27.
"I am so proud of this team," Oregon State head coach Risë Alexander said. "They got off to a rocky start this morning and really pulled it together coming in. This is a great sign for this team as we head to postseason. Anica and Seshia continued their steady play as they finished this event. We will begin preparation for our conference tournament next week. I am very encouraged by this performance and see many more finishes like this in the future."
Ducks - Fink Shines In Final Round in Columbus
Courtesy: GoDucks.com: 04/13/2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior David Fink fired a 1-over 72 in the final round of the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on Sunday to help the Oregon State men’s golf team finish the two-day, 54-hole tournament in 10th place.
The Beavers shot an 18-over 302 in windy conditions at the par-71, 7,455-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club on Sunday and finished the tournament with a 46-over 295-301-302--898 to finish 10th in the 15-team field.
"The course is very tough and when you add a consistent 20 to 30 mile-per-hour wind, it makes it brutally tough," Oregon State head coach Jon Reehoorn said. "Both days we got off to a very good start and make a couple of bogeys in the wind and just didn’t respond to it very well."
Fink eagled the par-5 fourth hole and birdied his final hole of the day, the par-4 ninth, to go with two bogeys and a double for his 1-over round, which moved him up the leaderboard 17 spots into a tie for 20th with a 9-over 75-75-72--222.