Women's Golf Opens Play at SDSU Farms Invitational
March 31, 2013
RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's golf team opened up Sunday's first round of the San Diego State Farms Invitational in a tie for third place, and junior Liv Cheng sits in a tie for fourth place.
The Waves shot an opening-round 303 at the par-72 Farms Golf Club and are five shots back of top-ranked USC, one back of UNLV and tied with Texas.
Cheng (Auckland, New Zealand/Macleans College) shot a 1-over 73, which included three birdies. She's tied with three other players in fourth place.
Also in the lineup, freshman Marissa Chow (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS) is tied for 13th place at 75, sophomore Alina Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) is tied for 19th at 76, junior Grace Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS) is tied for 40th at 79 and junior Danielle Gillaspy (Santa Maria, Calif./St. Joseph's HS) is tied for 69th at 84.
Competing as an individual, sophomore Somin Lee (Denver, Colo./Overland HS) is tied for 25th at 77.
This is the final regular-season event for the Waves, who play the second and third rounds on Monday and Tuesday.
Team Scores: 1. USC 298; 2. UNLV 302; T3. Texas 303; T3. Pepperdine 303; 5. Northwestern 305; 6. Arizona 306; 7. California 307; 8. Miami 309; T9. Texas A&M 311; T9. San Diego State 311; T11. New Mexico 317; T11. Long Beach State 317; 13. South Florida 321; 14. Michigan 325; 15. Wyoming 344.
Top Individuals: 1. Hana Lee (Northwestern) 70; T2. Manon Gidali (Arizona) 72; T2. Kyung Kim (USC) 72; T4. Liv Cheng (Pepperdine) 73; T4. Hannah Suh (California) 73; T4. Shawnee Martinez (Long Beach State) 73; T4. Kaitlin Park (Northwestern) 73.
* playing as an individual