Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore. was invited to compete in the last week’s August National Women’s Amateur (ANWA), held at Augusta National, but failed to make the cut, shooting rounds of 75-78.
A past PNGA Women’s Player of the Year (2019) and PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year (2015, 2016), Slama is a fifth-year senior at Oregon State University and was making her third appearance in the ANWA.
The 23-year-old started her final season with the Beavers with top-20 finishes in all four starts last fall, including a T-6 in the Dick McGuire Invitational. She also competed and made the cut in the LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic last September. Days after competing in Augusta last April, she won the Silverado Showdown in Napa, and last summer, she won the Oregon State Amateur for the third time in the last four years and competed in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. In 2020, she finished inside the top-13 in all five of her World Amateur Golf Ranking starts and reached the Round of 16 in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. In 2019, she earned All-Conference honors after setting single-season program records for top-10 finishes (seven) and scoring average (72.43).
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