USC Women's Golf Wins Sun Devil Winter Classic For Second Straight Victory
Senior Amelia Garvey notched her second straight 2-under 70 while freshman Brianna Navarrosa matched it and senior Allisen Corpuz came in with a 71 as the USC women's golf team held off host Arizona State to win the Sun Devil Winter Classic on Wednesday (Feb. 17) at the Talking Stick G.C. in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Trojans won their second tournament in a row to start the 2021 season and extended the program's overall win streak to four, capturing a four-stroke win today at 6-under 858 (289-286-283) in the all-Pac-12 field.
Arizona State began the day one stroke back and briefly took a one-stroke lead, but USC was steady throughout, posting the low round of the tournament, and would not be caught. Arizona took third at 20-over.
Four USC starters finished in the top 11, led by senior Allisen Copruz tying for third at 3-under 213 (71-71-71) while seniors Alyaa Abdulghany (72-70-72) and Amelia Garvey (74-70-70) tied for fourth at 2-under 214.
Freshman Brianna Navarrosa tied for 11th at 3-over 219 (72-77-70), with a career-best final round, while junior Katherine Muzi took 31st at 10-over 226 (75-75-76), her second round a counting score. Junior Alexa Melton, in her debut effort as a Trojan while competing individually, took ninth at 1-over 217 (69-72-76).
"That was an incredible effort all week from our starting five and Alexa competing as an individual," USC Head Coach Justin Silverstein said. "This golf course provided a unique test for us and our team did an unbelievable job adjusting as the week went on and the conditions changed.
"Our three senior All-Americans continue to be huge for us and their consistency this week was vital for us getting this win. Brianna's performance today was awesome and this is back-to-back tournaments that she's helped seal the win by putting up an incredible final round."
Abdulghany eagled the par 5 5th hole for the second time this tournament while Garvey, Corpuz and Navarrosa each had three birdies today.
USC's current four-tournament win streak ties for the second-longest win streak in program history and its two wins to start the season is its most since opening 2014 with five straight wins.
Corpuz secured her sixth top 7 finish in her last eight events and her ninth straight top 25 while leading USC overall for the fifth time in the last nine starts. She's been under par in five of six rounds this year.
Abdulghany registered her fourth straight top 10 finish and fifth in the last six events while Garvey notched her fourth top 5 in her last five starts.