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USC Women’s Golf Advances to Final Day of Stroke Play at NCAA Championship

USC Women’s Golf Advances to Final Day of Stroke Play at NCAA Championship

Women’s Golf | May 19, 2024

CARLSBAD, Calif. – No. 7 USC women’s golf officially made it past the first cut, as it moved to 10th place and is now two spots out of contention for the final match play spot, as eight advance to the match play variation. The Trojans used an eight-over day to continue to their way up the leaderboard, as they are two strokes out of the eighth spot after the third round on Sunday, May 19 on the Omni La Costa North Course. 

In a day where the tough terrain and wind reigned supreme, USC was able to minimize the damage, as posted the sixth lowest total of the day to push it to 10th place. Texas A&M continues to lead the field at ten-under par for the tournament.

Senior Brianna Navarrosa had not only one of the best days for USC, but in the whole field as she posted a 71 (-1). That score shot her up 29 spots on the leaderboard as she is now tied for 21st. Navarrosa limited her damage as she had a team-low two bogeys, while also posting three birdies. The senior was a large part of a comeback from the Trojans, as they were eight-over par after nine holes and then finished Even on the latter half. 

Finishing second on the team, was junior Amari Avery. Avery was Even for the day, as she battled back after an early bogey and triple bogey. Following a triple bogey on No. 13, Avery posted a birdie on Holes 15, 18, and back-to-back birdies on No. 7 & 8. The junior is now one-over for the day and is tied for 17th in the field. 

Freshman Bailey Shoemaker ranks third on the squad as she carded a 38 (+2) on the back half and a 36 (Even) on the front nine. Her two-over day pushed her to five-over for the tournament and she ranks tied for 41st overall.

The last counting score of the tournament comes via sophomore Catherine Park. Park had her toughest round of the season, as she seven-over today and pushed her score to six-over par. Park is now tied for 50th heading into the final day of stroke play.

Senior Christine Wang served as the Trojans sub in place of junior Xin (Cindy) Kou. In her first appearance of the NCAA postseason, Wang went ten-over par, carding an 82. 

USC heads into the final day of stroke play searching to be one of the eight teams that advances on to the match play section. The Trojans will tee off tomorrow at 10:41 a.m. on hole No. 10 on the Omni La Costa…


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