Pepperdine Dominates Spartan Invitational


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Golf Central - MediumThe NCAA Championships cannot come soon enough for the No. 9 ranked Pepperdine women's golf team.
Spurred by the record-breaking performance of senior All-American Katherine Hull, the Waves won their third consecutive tournament on Wednesday as Pepperdine captured the team title at the 14-team San Jose State Spartan Invitational.
The two-day, 54-hole tournament was contested at the Corral de Tierra Country Club in Monterey.
Pepperdine registered a final team total of 18-under par 846 after carding rounds of 275 (-13), 292 (+4) and 279 (-9). The Waves won the team title by a 36-shot margin over runner-up UCLA. The Bruins posted a team total of 882 and were followed in order by California (890), Arizona State (894) and UNLV (898).
It is believed that the first round total of 275 and the final score of 846 both represent NCAA records.
Individually, Hull claimed medalist honors for the third time this season as she carded a final total of 16-under par 200. After opening the tournament with an NCAA-best score of 63 yesterday, Hull closed with a round of 66 today.
The total score of 200 represents a NCAA record. The previous best for a 54-hole total was a 13-under par score of 203 posted by Tulsa's Stacy Prammanasudh at the 2001 Stanford Invitational.
Hull registered 17 birdies and two eagles during the course of the tournament, including six birdies and an eagle today while firing a 66.
Senior All-American Lindsey Wright finished in second place with an impressive score of eight-under par 208, but she finished eight strokes behind her Pepperdine teammate. Wright posted rounds of 65, 72 and 71.
UC Irvine's Angela Won placed third overall with a two-under par score of 214.
Pepperdine rookie Carolina Llano finished in a tie for seventh place at five-over par 221, while freshman Courtney Clark and sophomore Rachel Kyono both posted totals of 223.
Clark recorded a personal-best score of 71 today as four Pepperdine players were under par in the same round for the first time ever in program history.
The Waves return to action March 24-25 when the team competes at the UCLA Bruin Invitational. The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be played at the Robinson Ranch Country Club in Santa Clarita.