Women's Golf in Seventh in Arizona
The Waves, ranked 17th by Golfstat, shot a 9-over 293 at the par-71 Arizona National Golf Club. Each of the six teams ahead of the Waves has a higher ranking, including five top 10 teams. Pepperdine is one shot behind ninth-ranked
Rounds two and three will be contested on Tuesday and Wednesday (Feb. 26-27).
Three Pepperdine players are in the top 20, led by freshman Taylore Karle (
Junior Jayvie Agojo (
Freshman Martine de Gannes (Diego Martin, Trinidad) is tied for 50th place after a 77 and senior Stephanie Gelleni (
“We’ve started a lot of tournaments well and our goal this time is to close it out,” Pepperdine Coach Laurie Gibbs said. “We’re kind of in the place we should be, but we also felt like we left some shots out there. I feel like everyone will improve from here. The girls are really determined so I think we’ll have a good couple of rounds the next two days. Everyone played solid. Jayvie really improved today. She had been struggling a bit but her confidence is back and that’s important.”
Team Scores: 1.
Top Individuals: 1. Amanda Blumenherst (Duke) 68; 2. Mari Chun (Stanford) 69; T3. Tammy Clelland (
Pepperdine Scores: T9. Taylore Karle 71; T14. Jayvie Agojo 72; T19. Leanne Bowditch 73; T50. Martine de Gannes 77; T68. Stephanie Gelleni 79.