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No. 20 Pepperdine Eyes 14th Straight WCC Title

April 11, 2015

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The 2015 West Coast Conference Golf Championships will be held at the Saticoy Country Club in Somis, California. The event runs from Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15. Golfers will play 18 holes per day on the par-72 course playing at 6,230 yards.

Last year, Pepperdine captured its 13th straight WCC title. For the 16th time in 18 years, the Waves women's golf team were named conference champions (877, +13). The Waves shot +13 over 54 holes to win the women's title by 17 strokes over Gonzaga. BYU finished third, followed by Santa Clara and San Francisco.

The Waves were led by Liv Cheng (219, +3), Marissa Chow (219, +3), and WCC Player of the Year, Grace Na (220, +4); all of whom placed in the top five. Gonzaga's Alice Kim finished at even-par, shooting 69-71-76-216 at the 2014 Championship claiming the individual title by three strokes.

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  • WCC programs have won two tournaments this season. Preseason favorite No. 20 Pepperdine won the GolfWeek Conference Challenge at the Red Sky Golf Course in Wolcott, CO. Santa Clara also brought home a title, claiming the Firestone Grill Women's Invitational at the Cypress Ridge Golf Course in Arroyo Grande, CA.
  • In addition to two tournament titles, the five WCC golf programs have posted nine runner-up showings, four by Santa Clara.
  • Three WCC student-athletes have recorded three medalist honors in 2014-15: Pepperdine's Marissa Chow, BYU's Lea Garner, and BYU's Alex White.
  • Two Pepperdine student-athletes rank in the top-100 nationally according to GolfStat: Marissa Chow (17) and Tatiana Wijaya (87). Just outside the top-100 is Gonzaga's Ciera Min (103).
  • Pepperdine is seeking its 14th consecutive WCC Championship. The Waves have won 16 titles overall in the 18-year history of the event. San Francisco has won two championships.