Na, Chow Lead Women's Golf at Season-Opening Tournament
Sept. 18, 2012
Grace Na tied for fourth place and Marissa Chow tied for 13th to highlight the Pepperdine women's golf team's efforts at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational. The Waves finished in ninth place at the season-opening tournament.
The Waves were tied for seventh after two rounds but took a step back after ending up with a score of 907 (300-296-311) at the par-73 UNM Championship Golf Course.
Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS), a junior who is a two-time All-American, wrapped up her three rounds with a 1-under 218 (71-71-76). It's the second time in her college career that she's finished a tournament below par. She had five more birdies on Tuesday, giving her a total of 13 over the two days.
Chow (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani HS), a freshman making her collegiate debut, ended with a 2-over 221 (73-73-75)
Playing as an individual, junior Liv Cheng (Auckland, New Zealand) took 34th place at 227 (74-76-77). Sophomore Alina Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) tied for 49th at 232 (76-75-81), junior Danielle Gillaspy (Santa Maria, Calif./St. Joseph' HS) tied for 69th at 236 (80-77-79) and sophomore Somin Lee (Denver, Colo./Overland HS) tied for 88th at 249 (83-81-85).
The Waves are in action again next week (Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 24-26) at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo.
Team Scores: 1. Iowa State 295-296-295=886; T2. UC Davis 299-296-292=887; T2. UNLV 293-295-299=887; T2. Ohio State 293-297-297=887; 5. Northwestern 298-296-299=893; 6. Baylor 298-294-302=894; 7. Indiana 293-307-296=896; 8. Colorado 298-298-302=898; 9. Pepperdine 300-296-311=907; 10. New Mexico 309-296-304=909; 11. TCU 295-311-308=914; 12. BYU 300-306-309=915; T13. Iowa 306-307-306=919; T13. San Diego State 304-305-310=919; 15. Colorado State 315-315-311=941; 16. UTEP 315-324-311=950; 17. Wyoming 320-328-308=956.
Top Individuals: 1. Jennifer Coleman (Colorado) 70-70-68=208; 2. Rachel Rohanna (Ohio State) 71-72-73=216; 3. Lauren Weaver (Northwestern) 73-71-73=217; T4. Grace Na (Pepperdine) 71-71-76=218; T4. Amy Simanton (UC Davis) 72-76-70=218.
* playing as an individual