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Waves Golf Teams Claim West Coast Conference Victories
Men's golf returned to the top of the leaderboard as Pepperdine won the 2010 West Coast Conference Championships by five strokes on Tuesday, Apr. 20, while the women's golf team continued its dominance on the same day at the WCC Championships as they won their ninth consecutive title by a total of 32 strokes.
"Our goal was to come up here and bring the title back to Malibu, and we accomplished it," said men's golf coach John Geiberger, who won his 10th title as head coach. "It wasn't our best performance because we were a little sloppy but it was good enough to beat everybody else. I'm proud of our guys for hanging in there. It was a good team effort."
The men's team led by six strokes after the first round and 11 after the second round. Pepperdine had a double-digit lead for most of Tuesday before the Toreros narrowed the gap toward the end of the round.
They would have qualified for the NCAA postseason regardless of the outcome, but the Waves gain the WCC's automatic bid with the victory. The field will be announced on May 10 and NCAA Regional play will be held May 20-22.
Meanwhile, in winning their 12th team title in the 14 WCC Championships that have been held, the Waves women's golf team shot 906 (307-293-306) as a team and the second-place team, San Francisco, shot 938. The Waves led by 13 strokes after the first round and 27 strokes after the second round so there was little drama on the final day.
The women's team is currently ranked #7 by Golf World/NGCA, #9 by Golfweek/Sagarin and #11 by Golfstat. Next up are the NCAA Regionals, which will be held May 6-8. The field will be announced on April 26.