CLE ELUM, Wash. — Oregon's Kathleen Scavo and Oregon State's Ellie Slama earned NCAA Championship individual qualifying berths Wednesday but their respective golf teams came up just short of earning NCAA trips at the Cle Elem Regional.
The top six teams and top three individuals not on qualifying tams advance to the NCAA Championships on May 17-22 at Fayetteville, Ark.
Scavo, who began the third and final round in fourth place, remained there as she closed with a 70 on the 6,306-yard par 72 Tumble Creek Club at Suncadia Resort. Scavo finished at 7-under 209 for 54 holes to finish behind USC's Jennifer Chang (11-under 205) and Washington's Rino Sasaki and Central Florida's Ana Laurea Collado (10-under 206).
USC dominated the team race to finish at 20-under 844, 15 strokes ahead of runner-up Washington. Earning the other team berths to the NCAA Championships were Northwestern (864), Arkansas (869), San Jose State (872) and Central Florida (874).
Ohio State was one shot behind Central Florida and followed by Oregon State at 13-over 877 and Oregon at 15-over 879. The Beavers and Ducks both shot even-par 288s Wednesday.
Slama finished in a tie for 11th at 3-under 213 thanks to a final round of 66 that tied the school record for lowest individual round. Slama gave Oregon State an individual NCAA qualifier for the third straight year, joining Susie Cavanagh (2017) and Nicole Schroeder, who was an individual regional champion last year. Cavanagh tied for 28th and Schroeder tied for 44th this year.
Oregon's Amy Matsuoka tied for 35th.