USC women’s golf wins the Sun Devil Winter Classic

Meanwhile, the Trojan men finish No. 14 at The Prestige.

Having won their first event of the spring season last week, the Women of Troy continued their win streak with a victory at the Sun Devil Winter Classic Wednesday. The Trojans captured the team title at the Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

USC finished the event at 6-under par (289, 286, 283). The Trojans started the final round at 1-under, one stroke ahead of host Arizona State. The Women of Troy pulled out of reach of the Sun Devils in the third round with ASU finishing at 2-under.

The Trojans have now won four straight events dating back to the 2019-20 season. The team’s three All-Americans played an important factor. Senior Allisen Corpuz finished in third place with a 3-under (71, 71, 71) performance. Seniors Amelia Garvey and Alyaa Abdulghany finished tied for fourth at 2-under. Garvey and Abdulghany each fired a season-best 70 (2-under) second round.

Freshman Brianna Navarrosa, in her second start for the Trojans, shot a 2-under 70 in the final round to move up to 11th from 23rd, finishing at 3-over (72, 77, 70). Junior Katherine Muzi finished 31st at 10-over (75, 75, 76). Alexa Melton, a sophomore individual entry, finished ninth at 1-over (69, 72, 76).

The Women of Troy will be back in action Feb. 22 at the Gold Rush Classic, hosted by Long Beach State at the Old Ranch Country Club.

After finishing second at the Amer Ari Invitational two weeks ago, USC men’s golf finished 14 of 24 at The Prestige Wednesday at PGA West’s Greg Norman Course in La Quinta, Calif. Arizona and North Carolina finished tied for first at 4-under.

USC finished with a combined 25-over (287, 299, 291) performance. The Trojans went into the final round at 18-over in 17th place.

“The team was playing pretty good golf yesterday until the wind picked up in the afternoon and we kind of fell apart,” first-year head coach J.T. Higgins said of the second round performance.

Senior Leon D’Souza led the Trojans, finishing tied for 36th at 5-over (73, 73, 72). Following closely behind was senior Kaito Onishi, who tied for 44th at 6-over (71, 74, 74).

Freshman Shane Ffrench finished one stroke behind Onishi, tied for 53rd at 7-over (72, 75, 73). Junior Cameron Henry posted a score of 10-over, tied at No. 79 in the field, while sophomore Tyler Guo shot a 74, 78, 72 — an overall score of 11-over, tied for No. 82 at The Prestige.

USC will look to bounce back March 8 at the Lamkin Grips SD Classic in San Diego.