CLE ELUM, Wash. — The Oregon and Oregon State women's golf teams are within striking distance of qualifying for the NCAA Championships after Tuesday's second round of the NCAA Cle Elum Regional at the Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort.
Both teams shot 8-over 296 on the 6,306-yard par-72 course Tuesday. That leaves the Beavers in eighth place at 13-over 589 and Oregon in ninth at 15-over 591 entering Wednesday's third and final round.
Top-ranked USC is in command of the team race at 10-over 566, followed by Washington (578), San Jose State (582), Arkansas (583), Northwestern (586) and Ohio State and Central Florida, both of whom are at 588.
The top six teams and the top three individuals not on a qualifying team advance to the NCAA Championships on May 17-22 in Fayetteville, Ark.
Oregon's Kathleen Scavo is in fourth place at 5-under 139 after following her opening round of 67 with a 72 Tuesday.
USC's Jennifer Chang shot a 67 Tuesday to take the individual lead at 7-under 137, one shot ahead of Washington's Rino Sasaki and Central Florida's Ana Laura Collado.
Oregon State's Nicole Schroeder, an NCAA individual qualifier last year, is tied for 17th place at 2-over 146 after back-to-back 73s. Ellie Slama is tied for 22nd at 3-over 147 for the Beavers and teammate Susie Cavanagh, an NCAA individual qualifier in 2017, is tied for 29th at 4-over 148.
Oregon State's Mari Nishiura is tied for 34th at 5-over 149, and Oregon's Amy Matsuoka is tied for 40th at 6-over 150.