Waves Golf Standout Teeing Off in International Competition

Waves Golf-Tatiana Wijaya

Pepperdine golfer Tatiana Wijaya will represent Indonesia in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia later this month. 

Wijaya, appearing in the games for the fourth time, said it’s great to represent her home country.

“I love playing for them,” the senior said. 

The two-time All-West Coast Conference first team member will be one of several golfers from 11 nations teeing off at the biennial international competition, Aug. 22-26.  Including golf, there will be 404 evens in 38 sports featured in the games. 

Wijaya is competing in the international competition two weeks after playing in this week’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista. 

Wijaya competed in stroke play at the event on Monday and Tuesday. The top 64 golfers are competing in match play until Sunday. 

Wijaya qualified for the event by shooting a 73 to finish tied for seventh at a July 10 qualifying event at Brentwood Country Club. The Wave won a five-hole playoff against two other golfers to earn her trip to San Diego. 

Wijaya, who played in the 2012 and 2013 Women’s Amateurs, said she made a birdie to win the playoff, which went back and forth.

“It feels great to be back in the field again,” she said. 

For the Waves, Wijaya has five top-10 finishes and 11 top-20 placements. The Jakarta, Indonesia native has a scoring average of 75.61 strokes, 15th in Pepperdine history, and has 15 below-par rounds, 10th in school history.