May 11- Pepperdine and UCLA shared first place in the final team standings on Saturday at the NCAA West Regional Championships contested at the Stanford Golf Course
May 11- Pepperdine and UCLA shared first place in the final team standings on Saturday at the NCAA West Regional Championships contested at the Stanford Golf Course.
The Waves, ranked No. 12 nationally by Golf World and No. 15 by Golfweek, earned a fourth consecutive berth to the NCAA Championships scheduled for May 21-24 at the Washington National Golf Course in Auburn, Washington.
Head coach Laurie Gibbs' team carded a round of three-over par 291 today, which tied Arizona and Washington for the second-best team total on Saturday.
UCLA posted a final score of even-par 288 today to share first place with Pepperdine at 19-over par 883.
California finished alone in third place at 25-over par 890, one shot ahead of Arizona. Host Stanford placed fifth at 901.
Arizona State and Washington tied for sixth place at 904, while USC was eighth at 908 and secured the final NCAA Championships berth, defeating ninth place San Francisco by a six-stroke margin.
Arizona standout Lorena Ochoa continued her amazing run during the 2001-02 campaign, claiming individual medalist honors with a six-under par score of 210. Ochoa carded three consecutive rounds of 70 to win the tournament by five strokes over Pepperdine junior Katherine Hull and USC's Mikaela Parmlid.
Hull, the first round leader, completed action at one-under par 215 and managed to shot an even-par total of 72 today after being four-over after the first four holes.
Pepperdine junior Lindsey Wright tied for fifth place with a two-over par score of 218, while freshman Rachel Kyono was among a group of four players tied for 21st place with an eight-over par score of 224.
Kyono carded an even-par score of 72 today along with freshman teammate Crystal Fanning.