McCloskey Tied for 2nd at NCAA Halfway Point
McCloskey, who was named the West Coast Conference’s Freshman of the Year, made national notice last fall when she became the first women’s collegiate golfer ever to break 200 when she won the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown with a 17-under 199.
She had a total of five birdies on Wednesday, three on the front nine and two on the back nine. She could have had second place all to herself except for a bogey, just her second of the day, on the 18th hole. She is tied for the tournament lead with a total of eight birdies through two rounds.
Thanks to McCloskey’s performance and better second-day scores by other members of the Waves’ lineup, Pepperdine improved as a team by 14 strokes and shot a 298, good for a total of 610 (312-298). The Waves, who were one of just five teams to break 300 today, are tied with
The third and fourth rounds will be contested on Thursday and Friday (May 21-22). The Waves will be partnered up with
Sophomore Taylore Karle (
Freshman Jessica Wallace (Langley, B.C./Walnut Grove Secondary) remained tied for 79th place after a 77, good for a total of 156 (79-77). Senior Jayvie Agojo (Bangkal, Phillippines) is tied for 88th place at 158 (80-78) and freshman Kaitlin Drolson (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) is tied for 98th at 160 (80-80). Wallace and Agojo had two birdies apiece and Drolson had one.
The Waves are making their ninth NCAA Championships appearance in the last 11 years, with a program-best finish of second place in 2003.
Team Scores: 1. UCLA 296-293=589; 2. USC 301-295=596; 3.
Top Individuals: 1. Maria Jose Uribe (UCLA) 75-66=141; T2. Nannette Hill (
Other Pepperdine Scores: T48. Taylore Karle 79-74=153; T79. Jessica Wallace 79-77=156; T88. Jayvie Agojo 80-78=158; T98. Kaitlin Drolson 80-80=160.