USC Women's Golf Finishes Third At Wildcat Invitational
USC put three golfers in the top 13 for the fourth tournament in a row, led by senior Allisen Corpuz's fourth-place finish, while taking third place overall for the team's fourth top 3 in a row as it finished the Arizona Wildcat Invitational at the Sewailo G.C. on Tuesday (March 9) in Tucson, Ariz.
The Trojans' five-tournament overall win streak and three-tournament win streak to start the season were both snapped with their third-place 2-under 862 (279-291-292). Texas ran away with the title with its 14-under final-round en route to a 28-under 836 while Oklahoma State slipped past USC in second at 3-under.
The win streak is over, but USC still has finished in the top 3 or better in seven straight events dating to last season and in nine of the past 10 tournaments.
"We got off to a pretty decent start today but were unable to really close the gap. Texas played amazingly well and we just have to tip our caps to them and move on," USC Head Coach Justin Silverstein said. "Allisen had another great week and this performance should boost her player of the year candidacy. We're excited to hit the road again in a week and go to a place that's very special to us."
That would be the Liz Murphey Collegiate in Athens, Ga., a tournament USC won in 2014 and 2015.
Corpuz was in the hunt for her third win of the season today and was leading the field at 11-under after opening the first 11 holes at 4-under. But her first big stumble of the season, a triple on 14, and two later bogeys dropped her to fourth.
Still, she has four straight top 4s to start the season, a USC first dating at least back to 2004. She has 10 rounds of par or better in 12 outings.
Garvey finished 10th at 2-under 214 (69-75-70) with a five-birdie final round, including a 2-under front nine. It marks Garvey's second straight top 10 result, three top 16s to start the season and six top 16s in a row overall. She has four rounds under par in her last five rounds.
Abdulghany tied for 13th at par 216 (73-70-73), a 3-under start tempered by a triple on nine before closing with a par back nine. She has not finished outside the top 13 in any event this season and in six straight tournaments dating to last season.
Freshman Brianna Navarrosa tied for 29th at 6-over 222 (69-77-76) while junior Malia Nam was 74th at 28-over 244 (80-84-80).