While many college sports use the summer as a time to unwind and recharge, the Oregon women’s golf team was busy competing in amateur tournaments across the country. With the players reporting back to campus next week, head coach Ria Scott and the rest of the Ducks fully expect to see their hard work in the summer carry over to the upcoming season.
The senior captured the Maui Women’s Golf Invitational title at the Ka’anapali Royal Golf Course in early August with a two-day score of 132. The Wailuku, Hawaii, native fired an 8-under 62 in the opening round on the Kai Course, and then cruised to victory with a 1-under 70 on the last day at the Royal Course. She also recorded a 131 (67-64) at the Kapalua Clambake and tied for 17th place in the highly competitive stroke play rounds at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship with a 142 (70-72). The senior boasted a 69 stroke average over the summer and improved on her 72.95 stroke average – third-best average in school history – that she led the team with this past season.
The Women’s TRANS Amateur Championship saw Inglis finish in second place after she put together a four-round total of 286 (72-73-69-72). The junior enjoyed a successful week at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship when she carded a 136 (72-66), good for a second-place tie. Inglis and Isagawa were on pace to face each other in the match play portion of the tournament, but both were taken out by the eventual-tournament champion, Fumie Jo. Inglis notched another second-place finish in the stroke play portion of the Oregon Women’s Amateur Championship when she fired a 144 at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.
Santoso returned home to Sydney, Australia and logged two tournaments at Australia’s oldest golf course, The Australian. The sophomore flashed her ability to score at the Australian Golf Club Medal when she shot an impressive 68 after posting an opening-round 77. Santoso turned in a solid 74 at the Australian Golf Club Foundation Championship, bringing her summer-tournament stroke average to 73. She averaged 73.87 as a freshman during this past season.
She kicked off the summer at the Oregon Women’s Amateur Championship and tied for 11th place with a 153 (77-76). Hipp followed that performance with appearances at the PNGA Women’s Amateur Championship and the U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier. Her best tournament of the year came at the McCall Women’s Amateur when she went 74-71 for a 145. She wrapped up a busy summer at the Portland Classic Amateur Open and carded an 81.
Pranovia was the only Duck to compete at the North and South Women’s Amateur Championship at the prestigious Pinehurst No. 8. Pranovia fired a 234 (79-77-78) and tied for 56th place in one of the toughest amateur tournaments in the country. The sophomore competed at the Women’s TRANS National and recorded a consistent set of four day scores (78-76-79-76) for a 309. She averaged a 77.57 over the summer, close to her 76.47 stroke average that she accumulated over the season.
She began the summer at the Oregon Amateur and improved significantly on her 83.2 stroke average from the fall season when she went 74-76 for a 150. A little less than a month later she carded a 157 (78-79) at the PNGA Women’s Amateur Championships. Murphy also took part in the Women’s TRANS Amateur Championship and ended the summer with a 78.75 stroke average.
The freshman from Rocklin, Calif., began the summer by winning the JTNC – Elkhorn with a 75-72 (147). She followed up that performance with a 223 (73-72-78) at the AJGA Clubcorp Championship. Ulep won the Sacramento City Women’s Championship with a 67 in the first round and a 65 in the final round for a total of 132. She closed out her summer with a strong three-day score of 217 (70-75-72) at the AJGA – Serrano.
The freshman from Brentwood, Calif., challenged herself this summer and played some of the toughest courses in the country including Spyglass Hill, Del Monte, Pinehurst and Poppy Hills. Back in April she carded a 74-70 (144) and won the NCGAJ Shadow Lakes tournament. A month later she finished third at the NCGAJ Spring Series VIII tournament with a two-day total of 150 (73-77). At the North and South Junior Women’s Amateur she tied for 32nd with a 228 (74-76-78), and at the NCGA Tour Championship - Poppy Hills she placed third.