Women's Golf Starts UNLV Invitational in Third Place

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March 7, 2011

BOULDER CITY, Nev. - All five players in the Pepperdine women's golf team's lineup shot 1-under or even-par during Monday's first round of the UNLV Spring Invitational, putting the Waves into third place as a team.

The Waves recorded a 3-under 285 at the par-72 Boulder Creek Golf Club, putting them five strokes behind leader BYU and three behind Oklahoma. The second and third rounds are on Tuesday and Wednesday (March 8-9).

Three Pepperdine players shot 1-under 71s. Junior Kaitlin Drolson (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Torrey Pines HS), sophomore Danielle Kang (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake HS) and freshman Liv Cheng (Auckland, New Zealand) are all tied for seventh place.

Senior Taylore Karle (Scottsdale, Ariz./Laurel Springs Academy) and freshman Grace Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS) are tied for 14th place after even-par 72s.

Karle and Na both notched four birdies, while Cheng, Drolson and Kang each had three.

Playing as individuals, senior Martine de Gannes (Diego Martin, Trinidad) is tied for 21st after a 1-over 73 and freshman Danielle Gillaspy (Santa Maria, Calif./St. Joseph's HS) is tied for 43rd at 77.

Team Scores: 1. BYU 280; 2. Oklahoma 282; 3. Pepperdine 285; 4. UNLV 296; 5. Idaho 297; T6. Tulsa 300; T6. North Texas 300; T8. Baylor 301; T8. Ball State 301; T8. Oregon State 301; 11. Wyoming 302; 12. Colorado State 303; 13. New Mexico State 306; 14. South Dakota State 309; 15. Nebraska 314.

Top Individuals: 1. Kelsey Vines (BYU) 66; 2. Ellen Mueller (Oklahoma) 67; 3. Chirapat Jao-Javanil (Oklahoma) 68; 4. Teo Poplawski (Idaho) 69; T5. Emily Copier (BYU) 70; T5. Therese Koelbaek (UNLV) 70.

Pepperdine Scores: T7. Liv Cheng 71; T7. Kaitlin Drolson 71; T7. Danielle Kang 71; T14. Taylore Karle 72; T14. Grace Na 72; T21. *Martine de Gannes 73; T43. *Danielle Gillaspy 77.

* playing as an individual



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