USC Wins Stanford Intercollegiate by 15

USC placed three players in the top 10 and earned its second consecutive victory by a whopping 15 strokes over host Stanford in the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Dr. Condoleezza Rice at Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto.

Hira Naveed of Pepperdine and Mariel Galdiano of UCLA shared the individual title, each winning for the second time this season.

The Trojans, who captured the Windy City Collegiate Classic their last time out, carded a winning score of 272-286-279—837, 15-under-par, followed by Stanford at 284-284-284—852, Northwestern at 288-279-286—853 and Washington at 296-275-288—859.

“This was obviously a very good week for our entire lineup, top to bottom,” USC Coach Justin Silverstein said. “Whenever we can have a week where our entire lineup is in every round, we will have a great chance to bring home a trophy.

“Although we had some great success this week, our group is looking forward to getting home and starting to prepare for our next event at the East Lake Cup.”

Arizona State totaled 290-285-285—860 to tie for fifth with Florida State, which finished at 290-286-284—860, while Pepperdine was seventh at 288-283-297—868, followed by San Diego State at 294-291-286—871.

California totaled 292-297-285—874 to tie for ninth with UCLA, which finished at 297-281-296—874, while San Jose State was 11th at 289-296-296—881.

Naveed, a Pepperdine senior from Australia, shot 67-70-68—205, 8-under, and Galdiano, a UCLA junior from Hawaii, equaled that at 71-62-72—205, while Albane Valenzuela of Stanford was third at 67-69-70—206, followed by Alyaa Abdulghany of USC at 67-71-70—208.

Jennifer Chang of USC shot 69-71-69—209 to tie for fifth with Frida Kinhult of Florida State, who finished at 69-73-67—209, and Julianne Alvarez of Washington, who wound up at 72-67-70—209.

Amelia Garvey of USC totaled 69-72-69—210 to tie for eighth with Wenyung Keh of Washington, who finished at 74-68-68—210, and Malia Nam of USC was 10th at 67-74-71—212.

Cindy Oh led Cal in a tie for 13th at 71-73-70—214, and Abegail Arevalo of San Jose State shot 71-71-73—215 to wind up in a tie for 20th that included Gioia Carpinelli of San Diego State at 72-71-72—215, and her Aztec teammate Sara Kjellker, who finished at 72-71-72—215.

USC’s Gabriela Ruffels, coming off a victory in her last start, rounded out the Trojans’ scoring in a tie for 31st at 71-72-74—217.

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