No. 3 USC Returns To Bay Area For Stanford Intercollegiate|
Oct. 12, 2016
The No. 3 USC women’s golf team, a one-time winner this fall, heads north to march forward with the fall season at the 21st annual Stanford Intercollegiate, Friday through Sunday (Oct. 14-16), at the Stanford (Calif.) G.C.
Under 21st-year head coach Andrea Gaston, the Trojans are coming off their 20th consecutive season reaching the NCAA Championships and the 11th straight year posting an NCAA top 5 finish.
The Trojans, who won the ANNIKA Intercollegiate to open the season before finishing third at the Windy City Collegiate last week, have won the Stanford Intercollegiate three times, taking first in 2012 and 2013 and tying with Stanford in 2014. USC was second in 2015. Three Trojans have won the event, Kyung Kim (2012), Jennifer Song (2009) and Lizette Salas (2008).
USC will play with only four players this week, seniors Victoria Morgan and Elizabeth Doty, sophomore Robynn Ree and freshman Allisen Corpuz, leaving the Trojans without a drop score. Senior starters Tiffany Chan, Gabriella Then and Karen Chung are missing the event, headed to Florida to prepare for the second stage of the LPGA’s Q School. Morgan will join them immediately following the Stanford tournament. Ree tied for eighth last year to lead USC’s efforts.
In addition to host No. 2 Stanford and USC, the field includes No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Florida, No. 17 Northwestern, No. 18 Oklahoma State, No. 24 Arizona State, No. 27 San Jose State, No. 33 San Diego State, No. 37 Colorado, No. 41 Cal, No. 46 Pepperdine, Iowa State, UC Davis, USF and Washington.
Play on the par 71, 6,130-yard course begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday with action starting at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Results for the event will be available at here.
The 2016-17 Trojans
USC returns six players from last year, including senior Tiffany Chan and sophomore Robynn Ree, who both earned WGCA All-American second team honors in 2015-16 while. Senior Karen Chung earned honorable mention honors. Chan and Ree finished the season as co-leaders in stroke average (71.97), tying for eighth on USC’s all-time season chart. Chan posted five top 10 finishes, including three in a row – all in the postseason – to close the year, and had seven top 14 results to go with five rounds in the 60s.
Ree finished the season with four top 10 finishes and eight in the top 17. She led USC in three of 10 events and won once. Chung finished third on the squad with a career best stroke average of 72.29 which tied for the 14th best season effort on USC’s career chart. She had four top 10s on the season.
Chan and senior Gabriella Then both earned NCAA All-Stanford Regional Team honors. Chan, Chung and Ree all earned All-Pac-12 first team notice while Then earned honorable mention honors.
Then had five top 20s as a junior last year and finished fourth on the team in stroke average at 72.48. Senior Victoria Morgan played in two events as a true senior (she is back as a redshirt senior), including a start in USC’s win at the SDSU March Mayhem at the Farms.
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