KONA, Hawaii — Freshman Ellie Slama led the Oregon State women’s golf team once again after an opening 36 holes at the Pac-12 Preview on Monday.
Slama, who won an individual title at the team’s last event, shot a 1-over 72-75—147 at the par-73, 6,372-yard Nanea Golf Club to put her in a tie for 11th place in the 57-player field.
The Beavers are tied with rival Oregon for 10th place with a 28-over 612 in a field that features seven teams ranked among the top 40 in the nation.
The final round of the two-day, 54-hole tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday and live scoring is available at golfstat.com.
Slama, a native of Salem, became the 17th Oregon State golfer to win an individual title when she claimed medalist honors at the Ron Moore Invitational two weeks ago with a program record three-round score of 11-under 205.
Junior Haley Nist is tied for 40th place with an 8-over 76-78—154 and senior Susie Cavanagh sits in sole 49th with an 11-over 76-81—157. Junior Olivia Benzin (81-77) and sophomore Nicole Schroeder (80-78) are tied for 50th place with a 12-over 158.
No. 2 UCLA (20-under 564) holds a commanding 11-stroke lead over Stanford (9-under 575), and Andrea Lee of Stanford (9-under 137) has a slim two-stroke advantage over Lilia Vu of UCLA (7-under 139).