Ducks Move Up Leaderboard In Round Two

NAPA, Calif. — The Oregon women’s golf team moved up five spots on the leaderboard into a tie for seventh at the Chevron Silverado Showdown after carding a 6-over 297 in the second round on Tuesday at the Silverado Resort and Spa.

The No. 16 Ducks improved by three strokes from Monday’s opening round and are within two strokes of the top five. No. 9 USC leads the team race at 3-under par.

Oregon was led by a pair of true freshmen as Ting-Hsuan Huang fired a 1-under 71 and Kiara Romero came in with an even-par 72.

How it Happened: The Ducks started Tuesday’s round on the back nine, where the five players in the lineup combined to make nine birdies compared to four later in the day on the front nine.

Huang was 1 over through three holes before ripping off three birdies in four holes to get to 2-under par. A pair of bogeys brought her back to even with three holes to go, but she bounced back quickly with a birdie and two pars to finish under par for the second time this season.

The No. 3 ranked player in the nation, Romero carded her 16th par-or-better showing in 20 rounds this season. She was 1 over at the turn and 2 over through 14 holes before making birdies at No. 6 and No. 8 to get back to even. 

Fifth-year senior Ching-Tzu Chen made four birdies en route to a 2-over 74 following a 1-under 71 on Monday. She is the top Duck on the leaderboard through two rounds in a tie for 11th overall at 1-over par. 

Freshman Karen Tsuru continued to perform well as an individual in her first tournament action as a Duck, firing a 1-over 73 for the second day in a row. Tsuru made bogeys on three of her first four holes before shooting 2-under par over her final 14 holes, and she is currently tied for 21st overall at 2-over par.

Ducks on the Leaderboard:

T7. Oregon – 297-294 – 591 (+15)

T11. Ching-Tzu Chen – 71-74 – 145 (+1)

T25. Kiara Romero – 75-72 – 147 (+3)

T43. Ting-Hsuan Huang – 79-71 – 150 (+6)

T43. Minori Nagano – 73-77 – 150 (+6)

77. Anika Varma – 78-78 – 156 (+12)


T21. Karen Tsuru – 73-73 – 146 (+2)

T74. Sonja Tang – 77-78 – 155 (+11)

T81. Baylee Hammericksen – 80-80 – 160 (+16)

Up Next: The Silverado Showdown will conclude with the third and final round on Wednesday, beginning with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. PT.