Trojans Down Oregon State, Purdue, Advance To Gifford Great 8 Final|
March 13, 2017
The No. 2 USC women’s golf team defeated both Oregon State and Purdue in the inaugural Gifford Great 8 Collegiate Match Play on Monday (March 13) and advanced to the event’s final Tuesday morning at the Brentwood (Calif.) C.C.
The Trojans, 8-2 last year in match play action, won their first match of the season in the morning, 3-2, over the Beavers, and followed it with a 3-1-1 victory over the Boilermakers in the afternoon.
Chan posted USC’s biggest win in the semifinals, taking down Linn Andersson, 5&4. Ree defeated Michaela Farah, 3&2 and He downed Marta Martin, 2&1. Senior Gabriella Then’s match was tied through 18 holes while senior Victoria Morgan fell 3&2.
He led the Trojans in the quarterfinal win over Oregon State with a 6&5 victory over Elyse Smidinger. Ree downed Nicole Schroeder, 4&3 while Chan defeated Hannah Swanson, 3&1. Then fell 2&1, Morgan lost 4&3.
USC, looking for its third title this season, will play in the championships match Tuesday starting at 8:50 a.m.