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Women's Golf Begins Play at Landfall

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Pepperdine women's golf team, playing in the biggest tournament of the fall season, is in a tie for 11th place after Friday's first round of The Landfall Tradition.

The Waves shot a 303 and are tied with New Mexico at the par-72 Country Club of Landfall/Pete Dye Course, which will also host the 2010 NCAA Championships. Fourteen of Golfstat's top 20 are participating in the event (Pepperdine is #7).

Play continues with single rounds on both Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 24-25). Not much separates the bulk of the field, as the Waves are just five strokes out of fifth place. USC shot a 288 and has a five-stroke lead.

Sophomore Jessica Wallace (Langley, B.C./Walnut Grove Secondary) had the best day for the Waves, as her 1-over 73 put her into a tie for 15th place. She began with a birdie on her second hole, had two bogeys a short time later and then recorded pars on her final 11 holes.

Junior Martine de Gannes (Diego Martin, Trinidad/Maple Leaf International School) is tied for 36th with a 75, sophomore Lisa McCloskey (Montgomery, Texas/Montgomery HS) is tied for 44th with a 76, junior Taylore Karle (Scottsdale, Ariz./Laurel Springs Academy) is tied for 64th with a 79 and sophomore Kaitlin Drolson (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) is tied for 83rd with an 83.

Each of those four players had two birdies during their round.

Team Scores: 1. USC 288; T2. UCLA 293; T2. Arizona State 293; 4. Duke 296; 5. Alabama 298; 6. Auburn 299; 7. Virginia 300; T8. Denver 301; T8. Michigan State 301; 10. Purdue 302; T11. Pepperdine 303; T11. New Mexico 303; 13. Wake Forest 304; T14. Georgia 305; T14. Oklahoma State 305; 16. LSU 307; 17. North Carolina 308; 18. UNC Wilmington 317.

Top Individuals: T1. Carlota Ciganda (Arizona State) 68; T1. Camilla Lennarth (Alabama) 68; T3. Cydney Clanton (Auburn) 70; T3. Cheyenne Woods (Wake Forest) 70; T5. four tied at 71.

Pepperdine Scores: T15. Jessica Wallace 73; T36. Martine de Gannes 75; T44. Lisa McCloskey 76; T64. Taylore Karle 79; T83. Kaitlin Drolson 83.




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