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On a day when only three teams shot under par, Southern California continued its solid play and shot a final round 4-under to finish 9-under total and seven shots clear of the runner-ups win the 2023 Stanford Intercollegiate at Stanford University Golf Club in Palo Alto, Calif.
In a tournament packed with ranked teams, including the No. 1 ranked Stanford Cardinal, the Trojans were the most consistent. This is USC's second team title this year, as it won the Leadership and Golf Invitational to start the season.
USC was one of two teams to finish under par for the tournament, as the last day brought several casualties on the course. However, that did not stop the Trojans as they finished the final day four-under-par.
Northwestern finished 2-under and was the only other team to shoot under par to secure solo second place. Stanford and California finished T3 at 2-over.
USC came into the final round tied with Virginia for the lead but it was a long day for the Cavaliers, as they shot 11-over to fall to 6-over and finish T5 with UCLA. UCLA also started the day just one shot back of the leaders, but a 10-over final round dropped them back to T5.
In the individual competition, Catherine Park
of USC finished 7-under to win by one shot over Amanda Sambach
of Virginia, who finished in solo second place at 6-under.
Park was the tournament's highlight, as she finally got over the hump to win her first tournament. Coming into this event, Park finished in second or in a tie for second three times, including finishing tied for second at the Leadership and Golf Invitational.
of Oregon and Kelly Xu
of Stanford finished T3 at 5-under. Hailey Borja
of Michigan and Lauryn Nguyen
of Northwestern finished T5 at 4-under.
Day Two Recap
Southern California and Virginia hold a share of the lead in the Stanford Intercollegiate at the Stanford University Golf Club in Palo Alto, Calif.. Both team sit at five-under par - one shot better than round 1 leader UCLA.
Virginia shot the second-best team score of the day. Amanda Sambach led the way for the Cavaliers, shooting a 67 that included six birdies. Jaclyn LeHa fired a 69 to help both her team's cause and her own cause, as she's in second place in the fight for individual honors, one shot behind Northwestern's Lauryn Nguyen who is six-under par after a stellar bogey-free 66 in the second round.
Catherine Park shot the low score of the day for USC. She shot 68-69, and sits in a tie with LaHa for second place. Bailey Shoemaker and Brianna Navarrosa both shot 71 on Saturday for the Lady Trojans.
Stanford shot the lowest team score of the day: 279 (-5). Paula Martin Sampedro's 67 was a big reason the Cardinal bounced back from a tough first day. Kelly Xu shot a 69 to help the cause.
The final round will be played on Sunday.
Day One Recap
The UCLA Bruins jumped to a quick five-shot lead at the 2023 Stanford Intercollegiate at the Stanford University Golf Club in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Bruins shot a 10-under 274, led by a 6-under 65 by Zoe Campos, who holds the individual lead.
USC is in solo second place at 5-under, and Texas is in solo third place at 4-under. Virginia is in fourth place at 1-under, and Northwestern rounds out the top five at 1-over.
In the individual competition, Campos leads by two shots after her round of 6-under 65. Bentley Cotton of USC is in solo second place at 4-under.
Campos recorded eight birdies and two bogeys, including a stretch of five straight birdies on Holes No. 7-12. She also birdied Holes No. 1, 3, and 4.
Four golfers are T3 at 3-under and three are T7 at 2-under.
ABOUT THE Condoleezza Rice Intercollegiate
54-hole women's college event
hosted by Stanford University. Team (best four scores
out of five players each
round) and individual competitions.
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