Amari Avery Dominates for Individual Title, USC Trojans Triumph at Chambers Bay
Amari Avery adds 5th career title at Chambers Bay (Photo - USC Trojans)
18-year-old Amari Avery
, a junior at Southern California, who is ranked 3rd on the Golfweek.com/Amateur Golf Rankings
shot 9-under with rounds of 68-72-67 to win by two-strokes at the Leadership and Golf Invitational at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Wash.
Avery's fellow USC Trojans, Catherine Park, and Brianna Navarrosa, each posted total scores of 7-under, finishing runners-up in the tournament. Christine Wang, the fourth member of the team, contributed with a score of 2-under, earning a solo-5th place finish. This remarkable performance placed all four participants in the top five spots on the leaderboard.
Avery's impressive stroke average of 71.76 currently stands as the eighth-best in school history. However, the tournament marked a significant milestone in her legacy, as she not only shattered USC's record for the most rounds in the 60s for a career with 23 but also climbed into a tie for second-most career wins with a total of five.
In the team competition, they collectively recorded a remarkable 27-under-par score over three rounds of play. This achievement stands as USC's lowest total since their outstanding 39-under-par performance at the Icon Invitational in February 2022 and marks their most substantial victory margin since a 34-stroke win at The Gold Rush tournament in February 2021.
Minnesota secured the runners-up position with a score of 4-under and team scores of 283-285-300, trailing the USC Trojans by a significant 31-stroke margin.
ABOUT THE Invitational at Chambers Bay
54-hole women's college tournament hosted by Seattle
University. Team (best four scores out of five players
each round) and individual competitions.
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