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KONA, Hawai’i — Senior Olivia Benzin shot an even-par 73 to lead the Oregon State women’s golf team in the first round of the Pac-12 Preview on Monday.

The Beavers are in a tie for eighth place after opening the three-day, 54-hole tournament with a 5-over 297 at the par-73, 6,372-yard Nanea Golf Club.

California, USC and Oregon share the lead in the 12-team field with a 3-under 289.

The second round begins at 9:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday and live scoring is available at

Benzin had four birdies and four bogeys in her even-par round and is tied for 16th place with 36 holes to play.

Junior Nicole Schroeder had a team-best five birdies that helped her finish the opening round with a 1-over 74. Junior Mari Nishiura and sophomore Ellie Slama each carded a 2-over 75 to make up the Beavers’ first round score.

Senior Susie Cavanagh concluded the day with a 4-over 77.

Cindy Oh of California holds the individual lead with a 6-under, while three golfers are two strokes back with a 4-under 69.

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