Grant, Arizona State Sweep Bruin-Wave Invite

Linn Grant of Arizona State won by a single stroke and claimed at least a share of the individual title in her a third straight tournament to help the Sun Devils win the 12th annual Bruin-Wave Women’s Invitational in windy, rainy conditions at Saticoy Country Club in Somis.

Grant, a sophomore from Sweden, also tied for the title in the Match in the Desert and won the Sun Devil Invitational recently.

Arizona State posted a score of 309-301-305—915, 51-over-par, followed by Northwestern at 315-306-308—929, Oregon at 306-309-316—931, co-host Pepperdine at 319-307-309–935 and New Mexico at 313-303-322—938.

“I am very proud of the fight in this team,” Arizona State Coach Missy Farr-Kaye said. “Linn had another great performance and win leading our team. “Our scores were quite high due to tough conditions.

“Although we struggled coming down the stretch, so did every other team. We still have some things to work on and will continue to work to get better every tournament.”

UCLA, the other co-host, was sixth at 313-311-315—939, while Washington totaled 325-314-308—947 to tie for seventh with Nebraska, which finished at 318-319-310—947, and Oregon State, which wound up at 322-309-316 —947, while New Mexico State was 10th at 317-321-319—957.

San Diego State was 11th at 326-320-313—959, Cal State Fullerton finished 13th at 320-328-332—980, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo wound up 14th at 326-336-320—982, and Long Beach State came in 15th at 326-337- 335— 998.

Grant, a sophomore from Sweden who was an All-American as a freshman, carded a score of 73-70-77—220, while Irene Kim of Northwestern shot 73-74-74—221 to tie for second with Ching-Tzu Chen of Oregon, who finished at 72-73-76—221.

“I think this was probably the toughest course I’ve ever played and the conditions didn’t make it easier,” Grant said after claiming her fourth college victory. “Therefore, I think we all did a great job with handling ourselves out there and getting the job done.

“I think every victory is important regardless of course or weather. But I think this tournament was more a question of patience and not being knocked over to hard when things wasn’t going the way I was expecting it to.

“I love to win and I just live the feeling of being in contention of winning.”

Emma Spitz of UCLA was fourth at 74-72-77—223, followed by Reese Guzman of Pepperdine at 76-73-77—226 and Kate Smith of Nebraska at 78-74-75—227.

Alessandra Fanali of Arizona State totaled 76-78-76—230 to tie for seventh with Hsin-Yu Lu of Oregon, who wound up at 78-73-79—230, while Briana Chacon of Oregon shot 72-80-79—231 to tie for ninth with Alison Gastelum of New Mexico State, who finished at 76-75-80—231, and Napat Lertsadwattana of New Mexico, who came in at 75-73-83—231.

Sara Kjellker led San Diego State in 16th at 80-77-76—233, Brittany Shin of Cal State Fullerton was 18th at 74-80-81—235, Nicole Neale of Cal Poly SLO tied for 19th at 76-81-80—237, and Hunter Pate of Long Beach State shot 82-83-84—249 and finished in a tie for 57th that included 49ers teammate Angela Kim, who wound up at 79-84-86—249.

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