USC Wins Sun Devil Winter Classic by 4

USC placed four players in the top 10 and captured the Sun Devil Winter Classic by four strokes over Arizona State on the Piipaash Course at Talking Stick Golf Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Trojans won their second straight tournament in 2021 and stretched their winning streak to four consecutive events.

“That was an incredible effort all week from our starting five and Alexa (Melton) competing as an individual,” Coach Justin Silverstein said. “This golf course provided a unique test for us and our team did an unbelievable job adjusting as the week went on and the conditions changed.

“Our three senior All-Americans continue to be huge for us and their consistency this week was vital for us getting this win. Brianna (Navarossa’s) performance today was awesome and this is back-to-back tournaments that she’s helped seal the win by putting up an incredible final round.”

Linn Grant of Arizona State claimed the individual title with a score of 70-70-67—207, 5-under-par, followed by Emma Spitz of UCLA at 69-71-70—210 and Allisen Corpuz of USC at 71-71-71—213.

Amelia Garvey of USC shot 74-70-70—214 to tie for fourth with Trojan teammate Alyaa Abdulghany, who finished at 72-70-72—214, while Amanda Linner of Arizona State totaled 71-72-72—215 to tie for sixth with YuSang Hou of Arizona, who wound up at 70-72-73—215.

Ashley Menne of Arizona State was eighth at 79-66-71—216, followed by Alexa Melton of USC at 69-72-76—217 and Kirsty Hodgkins of Colorado at 73-72-73—218.

Rounding out the scoring for USC were Brianna Navarossa in a tie for 11th at 72-77-70—219 and Katherine Muzi in 31st at 75-75-76—226.

Katherine Zhu led Cal in a tie for 25th at 71-75-78—224.

USC claimed the title with a score of 289-286-283—858, 6-under, followed by Arizona State at 286-290-286—862, Arizona at 298-294-292—884, Oregon at 285-302-299—886 and UCLA at 294-293-300—887.

Colorado was sixth at 295-299-301—895, followed by Washington at 307-295-296—898 and Oregon State at 302-305-300—907, while Cal totaled 298-306-306—910 to tie for ninth with Washington State, which finished at 301-302-307—910.

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