April 11, 2014
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WCC Golf Championship Preview
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The 2014 West Coast Conference Women’s Golf Championship will take place at the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. for the second straight year. Play begins Monday, April 14 and concludes Wednesday, April 16. All five WCC squads will be in action, including 12-time defending champion No. 15 Pepperdine.
WCC QUICK HITS
- WCC programs have won nine tournaments this season. Preseason favorite No. 15 Pepperdine and Santa Clara have won three and No. 48 Gonzaga has won two. San Francisco owns one tournament victory.
- In addition to nine tournament titles, the five WCC golf programs have posted five runner-up showings, three by Gonzaga.
- Six WCC student-athletes have recorded 10 medalist honors in 2013-14. Santa Clara’s Annie Freman has a league-high three wins, while Pepperdine All-American Grace Na and Gonzaga’s Alice Kim have two apiece.
- Pepperdine’s Grace Na earned WCC Golfer of the Month honors for March. Na is the WCC’s top-ranked individual at No. 12.
- Three WCC student-athletes rank in the top-100 nationally according to GolfStat: Pepperdine’s Grace Na (12) and Marissa Chow (40) and Santa Clara’s Annie Freman (90).
- Pepperdine is seeking its 13th consecutive WCC Championship. The Waves have won 15 titles overall in the 17-year history of the event. San Francisco has won two championships.
The 2014 West Coast Conference Golf Championships return to the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton Washington. The event runs from Monday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 16. Golfers will play 18 holes per day on the par-72 course playing at 6,083 yards.
2013 WEST COAST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP | RESULTS
Last year, Pepperdine captured its 12th straight WCC title. The Waves posted a 17-stoke lead against runner-up Gonzaga. Pepperdine carded a three-day total of 883. BYU finished third, followed by Santa Clara, San Francisco and CSU Bakersfield.
Pepperdine All-American Grace Na, the 2013 women’s individual medalist, earned WCC Player of the Year honors for the third consecutive time. Gonzaga’s Raychelle Santos, who shot a 71-73-71-215 at the 2013 Championship to finish just two strokes off of Na’s pace, is the WCC Freshman of the Year. Gonzaga’s Brad Rickel was selected as Coach of the Year by his peers for the third time.