Oregon finishes ninth in Pac-12 Preview

Oregon finished ninth in the Nanea Pac-12 Preview in Hawaii on Monday and Tuesday with a score of 912 (+36). Senior Caroline Inglis’ score of 218 (-1) finished fifth in the individual leader board, nine strokes off the lead.

The field consisted of eleven Pac-12 schools as well as Hawaii since Utah does not have a team. The conference boasts four teams that are ranked in the top ten of the Golfstat.com rankings.

Washington (No. 6) dominated the tournament with a score of 865 (-11) and was the only team to shoot under par for the tournament. UCLA’s Alison Lee took home the individual tournament victory, scoring 209 (-10).

Inglis played fairly consistent throughout the tournament with scores of 72, 73, and 73. She was one of just six players to shoot under par. The key was likely her ability to avoid disastrous holes. Inglis had just twelve bogeys and zero double-bogeys.

The tournament began on Monday with two rounds of eighteen holes. Oregon’s first round was its best, as it recorded a 296 (+4), which placed them in seventh. Inglis’s led the Ducks while Cathleen Santoso and Cali Hipp, who each shot 74s, followed close behind.

The Ducks’ second round score of 311 (+19) represented their worst of the weekend. While Inglis added just one stroke to her previous score, no Duck managed to shoot lower than a 79. The score dropped them into ninth place, where they would eventually finish after shooting 305 (+13) on Tuesday’s final round.

Though Oregon was racked up 24 birdies in the first two rounds, it also notched 96 pars, the least out of any team in the tournament.

Marcella Pranovia played in her first tournament of the season. Though she finsihed last in the tournament with a score of 247 (+28), improved considerably on the final day. After shooting 86 (+13) in the first two rounds, she trimmed eleven strokes to shoot a 75 (+2) on the final day. Pranovia replaced Cassy Isagawa, who shot the best out of any Duck last season, as one of the five to travel to Hawaii.

Oregon now has two months off and will continue its season Feb. 8-9 against Oregon State in the Civil War Match Play Challenge.

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