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Alumnus Alex Coe Competed in Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship
July 17, 2006 - Recent Pepperdine graduate Alex Coe recorded a five-shot victory during the final round of the 31st annual Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship at Sun Hills Country Club in Japan's Tochigi prefecture on Saturday to help the Americans claim their 11th straight win in the series and largest margin of victory since 2001.
Team USA won 17 of 24 final-round points to defeat Japan, 37-23, and increase its all-time series lead to 24-7.
The two sides halved the first match and split the second and third to keep the U.S. lead at four, 23-19. Irene Cho and Tomoko Senshu both fired 72 to start the round while Tiffany Joh earned a two-stroke victory for the USA and Japan's Miki Saiki's triumphed 69-72 against Jane Park.
America responded by winning seven-straight matches to clinch the championship.
Coe graduated this past April and helped Pepperdine advance to the NCAA Championships for the seventh time in University history. He led the Waves with a 72.73 stroke average, was named All-West Coast Conference and an Academic All-American.
Former Pepperdine men's golfer Alex Coe came from behind to defeat Japan's Yohei Nakamichi, 70-72, during second round singles play Friday, July 14, at the 31st annual Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship at Sun Hills Country Club in Japan's Tochigi prefecture. The two sides split the second round singles matches to maintain the Americans four-point margin. Team USA would win the first two men's matches to extend its lead to 16-8.
Amanda Blumenherst claimed the first match of the day - 70-81 - to extend the American lead to six. Japan rebounded to win the next two matches when Miki Saiki downed Tiffany Joh, 73-77, and Erina hara beat Irene Cho, 71-73. Jane Park pushed the U.S. lead back to four with a 71-75 victory in the final women's match.
Thursday, July 12
Alex Coe and teammate Dustin Johnson helped the United States claim an 8-4 lead over Japan after the first round of the 31st annual Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship that opened Thursday, July 13, at Sun Hills Country Club in Japan's Tochigi prefecture. The United States won three matches and halved two others to take the lead.
Team USA and Japan halved the first two matches of the competition when Coe and Johnson tied Japan's Yuta Ikeda and Yuto Watanabe and Colin Clark and Dillon Dougherty played even with Yohei Nakamichi and Daisuke Yasumoto. The Americans took their first lead when Jake Ellison and Andrew Dresser claimed a six-stroke victory against Toru Nakajima and Masahiko Sanada. Japan evened the competition by claiming the final men's match when Yuki Ito and Ayumi Kawamitsu downed Scott Brown and Erik Flores by three shots.
The U.S. claimed both women's matches. Team USA won the first match behind Tiffany Joh's 69 and three clutch Amanda Blumenherst putts down the stretch to win by two over Erina hara and Miki Saiki. Irene Cho and Jane Park beat Chika Yamamoto and Tomoko Yokoyama by three strokes.