Women's Golf Tied for Third at Farms Through Two Rounds
April 1, 2013
Liv Cheng and Marissa Chow are in the top 10 individually.
The Waves entered the day tied for third with Texas and ended it still tied for third, now with eighth-ranked Arizona. Pepperdine improved its score by two strokes, going from 303 on Monday to 301 on Tuesday, good for a total of 604 at the par-72 Farms Golf Club. The third and final round is on Tuesday.
Cheng (Auckland, New Zealand/Macleans College), a junior, moved up a spot into sole possession after her second straight 1-over 73. Her score of a 2-over 146 is three shots behind the leader and one out of second place. Cheng had two birdies and three bogeys on Monday.
Chow (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani HS), a freshman, improved by a stroke and jumped up into a tie for ninth place. She's at 149 (75-74). Chow had a team-high three birdies on Monday.
Also in the lineup, sophomore Alina Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) is tied for 25th place at 153 (76-77), junior Grace Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS) is tied for 39th at 156 (79-77) and junior Danielle Gillaspy (Santa Maria, Calif./St. Joseph's HS) is tied for 61st at 164 (84-80).
Competing as an individual, sophomore Somin Lee (Denver, Colo./Overland HS) is tied for 30th at 154 (77-77).
This is the final regular-season event for the Waves, who move on to the West Coast Conference Championships on April 15-17.
Team Scores: 1. USC 298-289=587; 2. UNLV 302-298=600; T3. Arizona 306-298=604; T3. Pepperdine 303-301=604; 5. Texas 303-306=609; 6. Northwestern 305-308=613; 7. Texas A&M 311-305=616; 8. California 307-310=617; 9. Miami 309-309=618; 10. San Diego State 311-316=627; 11. Long Beach State 317-317=634; T12. New Mexico 317-319=636; T12. South Florida 321-315=636; 14. Michigan 325-331=656; 15. Wyoming 344-320=664.
Top Individuals: 1. Sophia Popov (USC) 74-69=143; 2. Kaitlin Park (Northwestern) 73-72=145; 3. Liv Cheng (Pepperdine) 73-73=146; 4. Shawnee Martinez (Long Beach State) 73-74=147; 5. four players tied at 148.
* playing as an individual