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Area roundup: Hira Naveed, Pepperdine win WCC women’s golf titles at Manito

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 10:15 p.m.

Staff reports

Pepperdine’s Hira Naveed finished at one under to win by four shots and also help the Waves take the team title in the West Coast Conference Women’s Championship at Manito Golf and Country Club on Saturday.

Gonzaga’s Quynn Duong was sixth at 8 over, while Jessica Mangrobang tied for 10th at 11 over. The Zags placed fourth in the team standings behind BYU and San Francisco.

Zags hold off SCU

Mason Marenco hit a two-run triple, and Gonzaga (19-16, 12-6 West Coast Conference) staved off a late rally to defeat Santa Clara (8-29, 2-13) 6-5 in Santa Clara, California.

Mac Lardner (3-3) pitched 8 1/3 innings and struck out eight.

Whitworth 2-7, Linfield 1-9: Nicholas Nerud batted scored both runs as the Pirates won the opener at Merkel Field.

The Wildcats (7-28, 4-20 Northwest Conference) overcame a 6-0 lead by the Pirates (22-12, 19-5) to win the second game.

Washington State 10, USC 10 (12): Dillon Plew hit a grand slam, and the Cougars (8-27-1, 1-13-1 Pac-12 Conference) tied the Trojans (17-20-1, 8-9-1) in Los Angeles after the game was called due to travel-day curfew.

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