Player: Lauren Gomez

Lauren Gomez
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
University: Pepperdine
Graduation Year: 2025
Area of Study: Communications
Soldier Honored: Jaror Puello-Coronado

PEPPERDINE 2021-22: Had an exceptional debut season, leading to WCC Player of the Year and WCC Freshman of the Year awards ... Made the All-WCC first team ... Ranked #95 by Golfstat and #136 by Golfweek/Sagarin ... Posted a team-best 73.86 scoring average (20th on Pepperdine’s single-season list and sixth-best by a Pepperdine freshman) ... Set a Pepperdine freshman record with eight below-par rounds ... Appeared in all 29 rounds on the season ... Also had team bests of four top-10 and six top-20 finishes (#4 on both Pepperdine freshman lists) ... Medalist at the WCC Championships, winning by three with a 3-under 213 (70-72-71) ... Also tied for seventh at the Stanford Intercollegiate (70-70-70=-3 210) and tied for 10th at both the Golfweek Red Sky Classic (71-72=-1 143) and the Gold Rush (75-77-73=225) ... Tied for 36th at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional (80-77-70=227) ... Best round was a 2-under 70 at the WCC Championships ... Named the WCC Golfer of the Month for April.

AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Competed at the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open ... Played at the 2021 and 2022 U.S. Women’s Amateur (made match play in 2022) ... A 2020 AJGA Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention selection ... Among the class of 2021, was ranked as high as 10th by the AJGA, 12th by Junior Golf Scoreboard and 14th by Golfweek/Sagarin ... A semifinalist at the 2020 California Women's Amateur ... Made match play at the 2018 U.S. Girls Amateur Championship ... Reached the round of 16 at the 2018 and 2019 Women's Amateur Four-Ball ... Won the 2021 AJGA Ping An Bank Junior Championship ... Had 17 top-10 AJGA finishes in her career and nine top-five showings ... The 2017 San Diego Junior Golf Association Player of the Year ... The 2015 North County Junior Golf Association Player of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from the Classical Academy in 2021 ... Also attended Point Loma High School her first two years ... Played two years of varsity golf at Point Loma ... Made the 2017 and 2018 All-CIF San Diego Section first team and was Player of the Year in 2017 ... Was the CIF San Diego Section individual champion in 2017 with a score of 9-under ... Won league team and individual titles both years.

PERSONAL: Born in Mooresville, N.C. ... Daughter of SueEllen and Richard Gomez ... Chose Pepperdine because “of the competitive golf program, awesome coaches and strong academics that will help me reach my goals on and off the golf course. I love the beautiful location in Malibu and that it's so close to home. I am so grateful Coach Laurie gave me the opportunity to spend the next four years at Pepperdine and represent the Waves.”

FAVORITES: Enjoys listening to music, traveling and working out ... Favorites include Danielle Kang and the Korda sisters (pro golfers), Pasatiempo (golf course), Your 15th Club (book), Soul Surfer (movie), Morgan Wallen (musical artist), steak and pasta (food) and tennis (sport other than golf) ... Favorite thing about golf is “it never gets old because every golf course is so different and has its own unique challenges and beautiful scenery.”