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Women's Golf Ends Up Seventh in Las Vegas


LAS VEGAS, Nev. – All five members of the Pepperdine women’s golf team shot between a 74 and 76 during Wednesday’s third and final round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown, and the Waves ended the tournament in seventh place.


The Waves shot a 299 on Wednesday and finished with a total of 887 (296-292-299) at the UNLV-hosted event held at the par-72 Angel Park Golf Club. The Waves began the day in fifth place but couldn’t quite keep up the pace of their earlier rounds. This was the final fall tournament for Pepperdine.


Freshman Taylore Karle (Scottsdale, Ariz.) led all of the Waves by finishing in a tie for 11th place with a 3-over 219 (72-73-74). She was either the team’s top finisher or tied for the team lead at all four fall tournaments, and this was her third time placing in the top 12.


Senior Leanne Bowditch (Queensland, Australia) matched Karle for the team’s best round on Wednesday with a 2-over 74, and she finished in a tie for 26th place at 223 (73-76-74). Bowditch had a team-high four birdies today.


Senior Stephanie Gelleni (Caracas, Venezuela) tied for 31st place at 224 (74-75-75), junior Jayvie Agojo (Bangkal, Philippines) tied for 35th at 225 (77-72-76) and junior Nicole Montgomery (Perth, Australia) tied for 46th at 227 (79-72-76).


 “We finished our fall, and we have a lot of positive things we want to work on for the spring,” Pepperdine Coach Laurie Gibbs said. “I know everyone felt like they could have played a little better, but we’ve got a lot of good things going on. I’m looking forward to the team working hard in the offseason and getting ready for a great spring.”


Team Scores: 1. Denver 285-285-288=858; 2. Arizona 287-288-294=869; 3. Kent State 291-290-293=874; 4. Tennessee 282-297-300=879; T5. Oklahoma State 292-298-296=886; T5. New Mexico 298-300-288=886; 7. Pepperdine 296-292-299=887; 8. Texas A&M 296-299-298=893; 9. Missouri 292-305-298=895; 10. TCU 299-297-308=904; 11. UNLV 305-306-295=906; T12. BYU 301-306-306=913; T12. Idaho 308-304-301=913; 14. Washington 301-308-308=917; 15. SMU 302-315-301=918; 16. Eastern Washington 305-307-307=919; 17. Colorado State 308-312-300=920; 18. Long Beach State 323-309-311=943.


Top Individuals: 1. Katie Kempter, Denver 67-69-72=208; T2. Alison Walshe, Arizona 72-69-70=211; T2. Chelsea Benton, Denver 72-70-69=211; T4. Alejandra Llaneza, Arizona 69-70-75=214; T4. Marci Turner, Tennessee 67-72-75=214; T4. Dawn Shockley, Denver 72-73-69=214.


Pepperdine Scores: T11. Taylore Karle 72-73-74=219; T26. Leanne Bowditch 73-76-74=223; T31. Stephanie Gelleni 74-75-75=224; T35. Jayvie Agojo 77-72-76=225; T46. Nicole Montgomery 79-72-76=227.




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