Women's Golf Wraps Up Play at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge
Feb. 11, 2014
PALOS VERDES, Calif. - Alina Ching had the Waves' best round of the day as the Pepperdine women's golf team wrapped up its first tournament of the spring season, the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, on Tuesday.
Going up against the best field that they'll see all season, the Waves took 15th place overall with a score of 910 (301-303-306). At the start of the tournament, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings, the event included the nation's top four teams as well as seven of the top 10 and 11 of the top 25.
Senior Grace Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS), a three-time All-American and three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year, had the best overall finish for the Waves. She tied for 25th place at 222 (72-73-77). She was followed by another senior, Liv Cheng (Auckland, New Zealand), who tied for 38th at 226 (77-73-76).
Playing as an individual, junior Somin Lee (Denver, Colo./Overland HS), tied for 49th place at 228 (76-77-75).
Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) had a 3-over 74 on the day and tied for 71st place at 233 (77-82-74). She also had a team-high three birdies today. Sophomore Marissa Chow (Honollu, Hawaii/Iolani HS) tied for 74th at 234 (76-78-80), as did freshman Alessandra Arza (Asuncion, Paraguay) with a 234 (76-79-79).
The Waves continue their season on Feb. 25-26 at the UC Irvine Invitational.
Team Scores: 1. USC 288-279-299=866; 2. Duke 290-294-289=873; 3. Arizona State 300-294-281=875; T4. Washington 292-295-294=881; T4. UCLA 290-291-300=881; 6. Arizona 292-294-296=882; 7. Baylor 286-299-299=884; 8. Oklahoma 292-304-297=893; 9. Wake Forest 295-301-298=894; 10. North Carolina 302-302-295=899; 11. Texas 307-296-297=900; 12. Oklahoma State 308-299-298=905; 13. Michigan State 304-298-306=908; 14. Florida 298-302-309=909; 15. Pepperdine 301-303-306=910; 16. Ohio State 303-306-304=913.
Individual Leaders: 1. Annie Park (USC) 67-67-73=207; 2. Hayley Davis (Baylor) 71-70-73=214; T3. Noemi Jimenez (Arizona State) 74-75-66=215; T3. Alexandra Kaul (Oklahoma) 71-69-75-215; T3. Bronte Law (UCLA) 71-72-72=215; T3. Yu Liu (Duke) 68-74-73=215; T3. Sarah Schober (Florida) 72-68-75=215.
Pepperdine Scores: T25. Grace Na 72-73-77=222; T38. Liv Cheng 77-73-76=226; T49. * Somin Lee 76-77-75=228; T71. Alina Ching 77-82-74=233; T74. Marissa Chow 76-78-80=234; T74. Alessandra Arza 76-79-79=234.
* playing as an individual