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Two West Coast Conference Women's Golf Teams to Compete in 2015 NCAA Regionals

April 30, 2015

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - West Coast Conference Women's Golf Champion No. 22 Pepperdine and Gonzaga earned berths in the 2015 NCAA Regionals. This is the third straight year the Waves and Bulldogs have represented the WCC in the postseason.

Pepperdine collected the No. 6 seed in the South Bend Regional, while Gonzaga will compete in the San Antonio Regional.

PEPPERDINE - SOUTH BEND REGIONAL (Notre Dame, Ind./Warren Golf Course)

The Pepperdine women's golf team will be making its 17th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance and will head to the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind.

The Waves, ranked 22nd nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin, are the sixth seed at the three-round event hosted by Notre Dame from May 7-9.

The 18 teams competing in South Bend, in order of seeding, are: Arizona, Duke, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, UC Davis, Pepperdine, Tulane, Notre Dame, Purdue, Kent State, Louisville, San Jose State, North Carolina, Kentucky, Harvard, Troy, Eastern Kentucky and Youngstown State. Pepperdine has advanced to the NCAA Championships 11 times in the last 15 years, and last finished 21st in 2012. The Waves have finished in the top 10 at nationals eight times, including a program-best second-place result in 2003. Their best regional finish came in 2002, when they tied for first place at the West Regional.

Pepperdine is looking to qualify for the NCAA Championships for the 12th time in school history, and for the first time since 2012. It will be held at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., from May 22-27. The Waves have finished in the top 10 at nationals eight times, including a program-best second-place result in 2003.

The Waves are coming off their 14th consecutive West Coast Conference title and earned the league's automatic qualifying bid. They have two victories in 2014-15, having also captured the Golfweek Conference Challenge back in September.

Junior Marissa Chow (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani HS) has also won twice, including medalist honors at the WCC Championships. A Golfweek All-American third team selection from a year ago, she's currently ranked 13th nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin. She was named the WCC Player of the Year.

GONZAGA - SAN ANTONIO REGIONAL (San Antonio, Texas/Briggs Ranch Golf Club) Gonzaga will head to the Lone Star state and play at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. Briggs Ranch will be yet another new course for the Bulldogs, but San Antonio won't be a new location for the Zags: they played at the Jim West Challenge in New Braunfels, Texas, last year, just 32 miles away from the Alamo City. The Bulldogs will have good memories of the area as they won the team portion of the tournament by eight strokes and Raychelle Santos took medalist honors by two.

Two Gonzaga seniors will have the chance to play another few rounds of collegiate golf as Alice Kim and Han Wu both see their careers extended by the postseason berth.Gonzaga is seeded No. 13 of the 18 teams in the San Antonio Regional. The other teams heading to San Antonio are UCLA, Washington, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Arizona State, Baylor, Oregon, Florida State, Auburn, Texas Tech, Texas, Houston, Oklahoma, Kennesaw State, Lamar, Boston University, and Alabama State.

The low six teams and the low three individuals from San Antonio and each of the other three regionals will advance to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships, which take place May 22-27 at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

From PepperdineSports.com and GoZags.com