Na, Chow Lead Women's Golf at Season-Opening Tournament
It's the second time in Grace Na's college career that she's finished a tournament below par.
Sept. 18, 2012
Grace Na tied for fourth place and Marissa Chow tied for 13th to highlight the Pepperdine women's golf team's efforts at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational. The Waves finished in ninth place at the season-opening tournament.
The Waves were tied for seventh after two rounds but took a step back after ending up with a score of 907 (300-296-311) at the par-73 UNM Championship Golf Course.
Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS), a junior who is a two-time All-American, wrapped up her three rounds with a 1-under 218 (71-71-76). It's the second time in her college career that she's finished a tournament below par. She had five more birdies on Tuesday, giving her a total of 13 over the two days.
Chow (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani HS), a freshman making her collegiate debut, ended with a 2-over 221 (73-73-75)
Playing as an individual, junior Liv Cheng (Auckland, New Zealand) took 34th place at 227 (74-76-77). Sophomore Alina Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) tied for 49th at 232 (76-75-81), junior Danielle Gillaspy (Santa Maria, Calif./St. Joseph' HS) tied for 69th at 236 (80-77-79) and sophomore Somin Lee (Denver, Colo./Overland HS) tied for 88th at 249 (83-81-85).
The Waves are in action again next week (Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 24-26) at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo.
Team Scores: 1. Iowa State 295-296-295=886; T2. UC Davis 299-296-292=887; T2. UNLV 293-295-299=887; T2. Ohio State 293-297-297=887; 5. Northwestern 298-296-299=893; 6. Baylor 298-294-302=894; 7. Indiana 293-307-296=896; 8. Colorado 298-298-302=898; 9. Pepperdine 300-296-311=907; 10. New Mexico 309-296-304=909; 11. TCU 295-311-308=914; 12. BYU 300-306-309=915; T13. Iowa 306-307-306=919; T13. San Diego State 304-305-310=919; 15. Colorado State 315-315-311=941; 16. UTEP 315-324-311=950; 17. Wyoming 320-328-308=956.
Top Individuals: 1. Jennifer Coleman (Colorado) 70-70-68=208; 2. Rachel Rohanna (Ohio State) 71-72-73=216; 3. Lauren Weaver (Northwestern) 73-71-73=217; T4. Grace Na (Pepperdine) 71-71-76=218; T4. Amy Simanton (UC Davis) 72-76-70=218.
* playing as an individual