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No. 11 USC Women’s Golf Set For Action Monday In NorCal

No. 11 USC Women's Golf Set For Action Monday In NorCal

Women’s Golf | March 03, 2023

The No. 11 USC women’s golf team, with one win during the fall season, stays west for its next spring event, the 2023 Juli Inkster at Meadow Club Invitational, in Fairfax, Calif., Monday and Tuesday (March 6-7). 


The 13-team field is hosted by San Jose State and San Francisco and also includes, in addition to USC, BYU, California, Colorado, Oregon State, Pepperdine, San Diego State, Stanford, Texas Tech, Washington and Washington State. 


Results will be available at Teams will play 36 holes beginning with an 8:15 a.m. PT shotgun start Monday with the final round teeing off at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, on the 6,157-yard, par-72 course. 


This is USC’s debut in the ninth year of the event. 


USC opened spring play with the debut of the Battle for the Bell, a two-round match-play event between the Trojans and their crosstown rivals, UCLA. The Bruins got the better of the event, winning 8.5-3.5. Freshman Catherine Park posted a 2up win in the first day of action at Sherwood C.C. while sophomore Amari Avery halved her match. In the second day at Rolling Hills C.C., Avery won her match, 5&4, while senior Malia Nam won hers, 4&3. 


Troy followed it with a solid tie for third at the Therese Hession Regional Challenge, led by Xin (Cindy) Kou’s season-best tie for fifth at par 213 (72-68-73) while Avery tied for 12th at 2-over 215 (73-73-69). 


USC next took third at the ICON Invitational, led again by Kou, who tied for sixth at 10-under 206 (65-70-71) for her third top 7 this season. Senior Malia Nam, meanwhile, tied for 14th at 5-under 211 (69-73-69). Her 5-under was her most under par since her USC debut as a 2018 fall freshman when she was second at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at 12-under 204. 

After a tough season-opener, USC came roaring back in its second event of the fall season, winning the Windy City Collegiate Classic on Oct. 4 by nine strokes while sophomore Amari Avery won her fourth career individual title by a stroke. It marked both USC’s third team and individual wins at the event. Avery won at 6-under 210 (67-69-74). Fellow sophomore Xin (Cindy) Kou tied for seventh at 3-over 219 (72-75-72). 


Amari Avery is the No. 24-ranked golfer in the NCAA per Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at USC Athletics…