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USC topples Arizona in finals of SDSU's March Mayhem at The Farms

USC’s Karen Chung celebrates after making eagle at the 18th hole to win the individual portion of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at Reunion Resort.
USC’s Karen Chung celebrates after making eagle at the 18th hole to win the individual portion of the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at Reunion Resort. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Southern California won four of its five matches against Arizona to clinch SDSU’s March Mayhem at The Farms.

Karen Chung, ranked No. 19 in Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, held off a late charge by Haley Moore to win 1 up by making par at 17 and birdie at 18 to hold on.

Gabriella Then handed Lindsey Weaver a 4 and 3 loss, while Robynn Ree beat Krystal Quihuis 3 and 2 to clinch the win for the Trojans. Amy Lee was 1 up through 17 when play was called.

Gigi Stoll won the lone match for Arizona by beating Victoria Morgan 2 and 1. An eagle on nine turned the match into Stoll’s favor and a birdie on 17 clinched it.

“This was a great event and a neat format,” USC Coach Andrea Gaston said. “Four rounds, it’s a lot of golf, and gives us good experience. Oregon on Monday was a heck of a match and emotions ran high. It was great to see Victoria come through with a couple great shots to halve her match and give us that win.”

Morgan was the hero in the second round for USC as she stole a half-point at the 18th to tie Oregon 2-2-1 and help the Trojans eventually continued on. The Trojans then ousted Stanford 4-1 before downing the 3-seeded Wildcats in the final.

Arizona moved on after beating UCLA in the semifinals in a tiebreaker after tying 2-2-1.

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