Women's Golf Earns Strong Fifth-Place Finish at Stanford

Marissa Chow

Oct. 27, 2013

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PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's golf team wrapped up its fall season with a quality fifth-place finish at the Stanford Intercollegiate on Sunday. Marissa Chow tied for 11th place to lead the Waves.

Playing against a quality field that included 10 top-25 teams, the #8 Waves ended up with an 8-over 860 (285-284-291) at the par-71 Stanford Golf Course. Even though their final-round score was a little higher than the previous two, the Waves had built enough of a cushion to end the day in fifth place for the third straight round.

Chow (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani HS), a sophomore, ended up leading the Waves for the third time in four fall tournaments. She finished with a 1-under 212 (70-69-73). Chow placed in the top 20 at all four tournaments and had eight below-par rounds out of 12.

Junior Alina Ching (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) posted her second top-20 finish of the fall and tied for 16th place with a 1-over 214 (69-71-74).

Senior Grace Na (Alameda, Calif./Alameda HS) tied for 23rd place with a 3-over 216 (71-73-72), senior Liv Cheng (Auckland, New Zealand) tied for 36th at 219 (75-72-72) and junior Somin Lee (Denver, Colo./Overland HS) tied for 54th at 225 (76-72-77). Na's round began with an eagle on the par-5 first hole. Lee had three birdies, a team high on the day.

Next on Pepperdine's schedule is the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif., on February 9-11.

Team Scores: 1. USC 276-272-283=831; 2. UCLA 288-268-280=836; 3. Washington 282-284-285=851; 4. Stanford 283-285-287=855; 5. Pepperdine 285-284-291=860; 6. Oregon 283-293-287=863; 7. Northwestern 286-292-291=869; 8. Kentucky 291-293-290=874; 9. Vanderbilt 296-288-293=877; 10. California 292-289-297=878; 11. Auburn 294-295-295=884; 12. UC Davis 293-292-301=886; 13. San Jose State 294-297-307=898; 14. Oregon State 304-294-302=900; 15. Georgia 304-290-307=901; 16. Washington State 301-306-311=918.

Individual Leaders: 1. Allison Lee (UCLA) 69-67-70=206; 2. Sophia Popov (USC) 66-67-74=207; T3. Karen Chung (USC) 69-67-72=208; T3. Annie Park (USC) 74-70-64=208; T5. Mariah Stackhouse (Stanford) 68-69-72=209; T5. Charlotte Thomas (Washington) 68-71-70=209.

Pepperdine Scores: T11. Marissa Chow 70-69-73=212; T16. Alina Ching 69-71-74=214; T23. Grace Na 71-73-72=216; T36. Liv Cheng 75-72-72=219; T54. Somin Lee 76-72-77=225.



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