CLE ELUM, Wash. — Oregon's Kathleen Scavo shot her best round of the season to lead the Ducks at the women's golf NCAA Regional tournament on Monday at the Tumble Creek Club.
Scavo shot a 5-under 67 on the par-72, 6,306-yard course and sits alone in second place. She tallied six birdies and one bogey in her opening round. As a team, Oregon shot a 7-over 295 and is six strokes back of Central Florida and San Jose State, which are tied for fifth place. The top six teams in each regional move on to the NCAA Championships.
Also for the Ducks, Amy Matsuoka shot a 2-over 74, followed by Tze-Han Lin (77), Petra Salko (77) and Alexis Phadungmartvorakul (81).
Oregon State caught fire on the back nine and sits in a tie for seventh place with a 5-over 293.
Mari Nishiura shot even-par 72 to lead the Beavers, followed by Nicole Schroeder (73), Olivia Benzin (74), Ellie Slama (74) and Susie Cavanagh (75).
No. 1 USC leads with a 7-under 281, followed Northwestern (284), Washington (285), Arkansas (287).
The second round of the three-day, 54-hole tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.