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No. 15 Pepperdine Opens Seven-Shot Lead After 18 Holes of West Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship

April 14, 2014

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BREMERTON, Wash. – No. 15 Pepperdine matched the best round in the history of the West Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship with a 3-under 285 and owns a seven shot lead over Gonzaga after Monday’s opening round at the Gold Mountain Golf Club. Gonzaga’s Alice Kim owns the individual lead after firing a 3-under 69 on the par-72 course playing at 6,089. 

Gonzaga enters the second round in second place after finishing at 4-over 292. Raychelle Santos joined Kim in the top-five at even-par for the Bulldogs. 

In pursuit of their 13th straight WCC title, four Waves finished in the top-five, led by Liv Cheng (70) in a share of second place, Alina Ching (71) in fourth place, while Somin Lee and Grace Na shared fifth at even-par. Pepperdine’s 3-under matched rounds it posted in 2003 and 2005. 

BYU sits in third place at 299 and two Cougars are in the top-10, led by Alex White, who is tied for second with a 2-under 70. San Francisco (307) is in fourth place and Santa Clara (311) rounds out the team leaderboard. 

Second round action of the 2014 WCC Women’s Golf Championship tees off Tuesday, April 15. The women will go off on No. 1 tee in 10-minute intervals starting at 8:30 a.m. on the Olympic Course.

West Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championships – Team Standings
Through 18 of 54 holes
1 Pepperdine 285 (-3)
2 Gonzaga 292 (+4)
3 BYU 299 (+11)
4 San Francisco 307 (+19)
5 Santa Clara 311 (+23)