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Liv Cheng
Liv Cheng

Hometown:
Auckland, New Zealand

High School:
Macleans College

Height:
5-5

Experience:
4V

08/08/2014

Na, Cheng Have Superb Showings at U.S. Women's Amateur

Both Grace Na and Liv Cheng had career-best performances at the tournament.

07/24/2014

Liv Cheng Earns WCC Nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year

The four-year All-WCC first teamer was part of four conference championships.

07/22/2014

77 Waves Earn WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll Status

More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

07/07/2014

Cheng, Arza Earn WGCA All-American Scholar Awards

Liv Cheng is the second three-time receipient of the award in Pepperdine's history.

03/12/2014

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/3-4/2014)

Jeff Golden's photos of the 2014 Bruin Wave Invitational, at which Pepperdine finished second.

02/19/2014

Women's Golf at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge (2/19/2014)

Jeff Golden photos from the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.

05/22/2012

2012 NCAA Women's Golf Championships

Photos of the Waves by Paul Levy, taken at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn., from May 22-25.

04/18/2012

Women's Golf at WCC Championships (4/16-18/2012)

Photos of the Waves winning their 11th straight WCC title at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, Calif.

03/16/2012

Women's Golf at Bruin Wave Invitational (3/5-6/2012)

Jeff Golden and Athletic Communications photos from the Waves' first-place finish.

Liv Cheng Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Named to the All-WCC first team all four seasons, and was a three-time WGCA All-American Scholar and WCC All-Academic first team selection ... Ended career ranked 10th on the school's all-time rounds played list with 118 ... Had a 75.55 stroke average in 40 tournaments ... Had 11 top-10 and 16 top-20 results.

PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Picked to the All-WCC first team for the fourth straight year ... Averaged a career-best 74.37 strokes in 30 rounds ... Was in the lineup at all 10 events ... Posted three top-10 and five top-20 results ... Recorded four straight top-20 finishes in the spring ... Had a career-best tie for second at the WCC Championships (70-75-74=219) ... Also tied for eighth at the UC Irvine Invitational (72-73-73=218) and was 10th at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic (76-71-74=221) ... Best round of the season was 2-under 70 in the first round of the WCC Championships ... Tied for 79th at the NCAA East Regional (77-75-75=227) ... A WGCA All-American Scholar and a WCC All-Academic first teamer, both for the third time ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Chosen to the All-WCC first team for the third time as a junior ... Was third on the team again with a 75.78 stroke average ... Saw action at nine tournaments and in 27 rounds, and had three top-10 and three top-20 finishes ... Had a terrific spring with three consecutive top-10 finishes, tying for seventh at the Bruin Wave Invitational (70-79-74=223), tying for fourth at the Farms Invitational (73-73-75=221) and tying for seventh at the WCC Championships (78-73-78=229) ... She was the Waves' top finisher at the Farms Invitational ... Her best round of the season was the 2-under 70 in the first round of the Bruin Wave ... Tied for 30th at the NCAA West Regional (75-74-72=221) ... Was a WGCA All-American Scholar, an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar and a WCC All-Academic first teamer, all for the second time ... Also earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" honors and was a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Named to the All-WCC first team again as a sophomore ... Finished third on the team with a 75.70 stroke average ... Competed in all 11 events and all 33 rounds ... Had three top-10 and five top-20 results ... Named to the NGCA's All-West Regional team after tying for 10th place with a 2-over 218 (74-73-71) ... Took eighth place at the WCC Championships (80-75-73=228) ... Tied for sixth at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown with a 2-over 218 (69-69-80) ... The pair of 3-under 69s there tied her career best ... Tied for 84th at the NCAA Championships (77-76-77-75=305) ... Off the course, was named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar, to the WCC All-Academic first team, a Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete and to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors list.

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Earned All-WCC first team honors as a freshman ... Competed at all 10 tournaments ... Had a 76.43 stroke average in 28 rounds ... Had three top-20 finishes and two top-10 results ... Tied for eighth place at the WCC Championships (75-79-74=228) ... Tied for 10th place at the Bruin Wave Invitational (74-69-77=220) ... Tied for 12th place at the UNLV Spring Invitational (71-71-75=217) ... Among four sub-par rounds was a 3-under 69 in the second round of the Bruin Wave ... Competed at the NCAA West Regional, but had a DQ in the first round before shooting 84-81 ... Named an NGCA All-American Scholar and to the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "silver" list.

AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Won her qualifier for the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur ... Advanced to match play at the 2013 U.S. Women's Amateur ... Named an All-American first teamer at the Under Armour College Golf Combine ... Won the skills challenge and stroke play title at the event in 2009 ... Tied for fifth place at the 2011 New Zealand Bay of Plenty Open ... Tied for sixth place at the 2011 New Zealand Under-19s ... Competed on the New Zealand team at the 2010 Junior Women's Trans Tasman Cup that beat Australia ... Reached the quarterfinals of the 2009 New Zealand Women's Amateur ... Placed third at the 2008 Jack Newton Junior Golf event.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Macleans College, located in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2010 ... Played on her school's team for four years ... Macleans won the Auckland Intercollegiate Tournament in 2009.

PERSONAL: Born in Taiwan ... Daughter of Jarvis Cheng and Athena Lee ... Majoring in economics with a minor in marketing ... Chose Pepperdine "because of its great location, academics, size of school and golf team."

FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music and reading ... Favorites include Annika Sorenstam (pro golfer), Terrace Downs (golf course), the Harry Potter series (books), Inception and the Harry Potter series (movies), Grey's Anatomy and NCIS (TV shows), The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys (musical artists), pasta and sushi (food) and skiing (sport other than golf) ... Favorite things about golf are "it can never be perfected so it's a challenge every day, and only you can control your outcome."

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