RANCHO SANTA FE, CA (March 23, 2016)--For the fourth consecutive year No. 1 USC has won the SDSU March Mayhem. The Trojans earned their fourth victory of the year with a 3-1 win over No. 3 Arizona at The Farms Golf Club. Sixteen women's collegiate golf programs took part in this year's march-madness themed matchplay event hosted by San Diego State.
The top seed Trojans advanced to the final after taking out UC Irvine, Oregon, and the Stanford Cardinals in the semifinals. While three seed Arizona made their way to the final by defeating Memphis, Kansas and UCLA in the semifinals.
USC received wins in the championship match from Karen Chung (1 up) over Haley Moore; Robynn Ree (3&2) over Krystal Quihuis; Gabriella Then (4&3) over Lindsey Weaver.
Chung led her match against Moore from the eighth hole on but needed to match Moore's final hole birdie to hold onto the slim victory. Ree quickly jumped in front of Quihuis with hole winning birdies on three and four. Quihuis did battle back to square the match after seven holes but Ree regained her footing as she took control of the match with four birdies on the next eight holes.
The final USC point of the day was earned by Then who played steady golf on the day. Then carded just two birdies on six and eight but par golf was more then enough on this day as she defeated Weaver.
“This was a great event and a neat format,” USC Coach Andrea Gaston said. “Four rounds, it’s a lot of golf, and gives us good experience."
The only Trojan to fall in the championship match was Victoria Morgan who fell to Gigi Stoll (2&1). USC's Amy Lee had been leading (1 up) over Jessica Vasilic when play was stopped.
In the consolation bracket California defeated Colorado 3-2 to place third.
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