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No. 15 Pepperdine Extends 36-Hole Lead to 13 Strokes at the West Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship

April 15, 2014

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BREMERTON, Wash. – Course conditions were chilly and windy at times at the Gold Mountain Golf Club, but No. 15 Pepperdine posted the day’s low round to take a 13-shot lead after 36 holes of the West Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship. Gonzaga’s Alice Kim maintained the individual lead after firing a 1-under 71 on the par-72 Olympic Course playing at 6,089 yards.

In pursuit of their 13th straight WCC title, all five Waves finished in the top-eight, led by All-American Grace Na at even-par 144 (72, 72). Liv Cheng is third overall at 1-over 145 (70, 75), Marissa Chow is fourth at 2-over (74, 72) and Somin Lee is tied for fifth at 3-over (72, 75). 

Only three golfers posted rounds at par or better. Kim finished at 1-under, while Na and Chow each carded an even-par 72. Kim carded three birdies and eagled the par-4 No. 15 to take a four-stroke lead into the final 18 holes. For the tournament, Kim leads the field in birdies (7), eagles (1) and par-5 scoring at 3-under. 

Gonzaga enters Wednesday’s final round in second place at 592 (292, 300) chasing the Waves at plus-3 579 (285, 294). Raychelle Santos joined Kim as one of two Bulldogs in the top-five at 3-over 147 (72, 75).

BYU sits in third place at 607 (299, 308) and two Cougars are in the top-10, led by Alex White, who is tied for fifth with a 3-over 147 (70, 77). Santa Clara is fourth at 614 (311, 303) and San Francisco (307, 318) rounds out the team leaderboard at 625. 

Final round action of the 2014 WCC Women’s Golf Championship tees off Wednesday, April 16. The women will go off on No. 10 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 36 of 54 holes
1 Pepperdine 285-294-579 (+3)
2 Gonzaga 292-300-592 (+16)
3 BYU 299-308-607 (+31)
4 Santa Clara 311-303-614 (+38)
5 San Francisco 307-318-625 (+49)