SAN FRANCISCO — The Oregon women's golf team is in contention for a berth in the NCAA Championships entering Wednesday's final round of the NCAA San Francisco Regional.
The Ducks are tied for fourth after Tuesday's second round of the regional at TPC Harding Park at 1-over 577 after shooting a 2-over 290 Tuesday. Oregon is tied for fourth with Mississippi, which shot a 1-under 287 Tuesday, tying for the best round of the day.
The top six teams after Wednesday's final round advance to the NCAA Championships on May 18-23 in Stillwater, Okla.
Fifth-ranked Stanford and 16th-ranked Kent State are tied for the team lead at 2-under 574. The Cardinal shot its second straight round of 1-under 287, and the Golden Flashes fired a 2-over 290. Top-ranked UCLA is in third, one shot behind Stanford and Kent State and two shots ahead of Oregon and Mississippi.
Oklahoma State is in sixth place at 4-over 580. North Carolina and Louisville are tied for seventh at 5-over 581, one shot ahead of Colorado and Pepperdine.
The Ducks have two golfers in the top 12. Kathleen Scavo is tied with six others at 3-under 141 after shooting a 1-under 71 Tuesday. Petra Salko moved up 30 spots into a tie for 12th by shooting a 3-under 69 that leaves her at 1-under 143.
Pepperdine's Hira Naveed had the best round of the day at 5-under 67 to move up 24 spots and take the individual lead at 5-under 139. She is one shot ahead of the Stanford duo of Andrea Lee and Ziyi Wang.
Oregon's Amy Matsuoka is tied for 24th place at 1-over 145, Alexis Phadungmartvorakul is tied for 53rd at 5-over 148 and Madi Daniel is tied for 83rd at 12-over 156.
OSU's Schroeder sets the pace at Madison Regional
MADISON, Wis. — Oregon State's Nicole Schroeder shot a 6-under 66 Tuesday to jump into the individual lead at the NCAA Madison Regional women's golf tournament at University Ridge Golf Course.
Schroeder was in third place with a 68 after Monday's first round. Her 66 Tuesday gives her a four-stroke lead over runner-up Erin Harper of Indiana and a five-shot lead over Duke's Leona Maguire and Ohio State's Jaclyn Lee entering Wednesday's third and final round.
Schroeder's 66 ties the lowest round in school history, set earlier this season by Olivia Benzin.
Schroeder has also helped put the Beavers in contention for only their second NCAA Championship berth in school history and first since 1998. The Beavers are tied for fourth after the second round and the top six teams after Wednesday's final round advance to the NCAA Championships on May 18-23 in Stillwater, Okla.
Fourth-ranked Duke leads the team race at 14-under 562 after shooting a 9-under 279 Tuesday. Virginia is second at 6-under 570, three shots ahead of third-place and sixth-ranked USC. Defending national champion Arizona State and Oregon State are tied for fourth at 2-under 574, three shots ahead of Ohio State, Northwestern and Illinois.
The Beavers shot a 2-under 285 Tuesday, and the Sun Devils shot a 2-under 286.
Schroeder is the only Oregon State player in the top 40. Oregon State's Ellie Slama shot an even-par 72 and moved from a tie for 52nd place into a tie for 44th place. Benzin, Susie Cavanagh and Mari Nishiura are all tied for 52nd place at 4-over 148.