April 17, 2006
COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's golf team shot an impressive 290 in the opening round, and a 304 in the second round of the West Coast Conference Golf Championships to build a 27-stroke lead over the rest of the WCC field at Saddle Creek Golf Course in Copperopolis, CA. On the men's side, LMU took the lead on the first day of play, shooting rounds of 295 and 290 to take a slim three-stroke lead over Santa Clara heading into the final round. WCC teams will wrap up championship play on Tuesday.
Four Pepperdine women's golfers are among the top five individuals after the first day of competition, with Jayvie Agojo at the top of the leader board with a 143. San Francisco's Jessica Potter (149) resides in second place, followed by Waves Leanne Bowditch (150), Carolina Llano (150), and Marina Choi (151).
Pepperdine leads the field with a team score of 594, followed by San Francisco with a mark of 621 and Santa Clara with a score of 635. Gonzaga and Portland round out the women's field with identical scores of 655.
On the men's side, Santa Clara's Michael Nicoletti leads the way by one stroke after shooting rounds of 70 and 73 on the first day. Portland's Matt Jocobsen is in second place (144), while LMU's Josh Escobedo and Santa Clara's Eric Lillibridge are tied for third place with identical scores of 145.
LMU leads the men's field with a 585 team score, followed closely by Santa Clara's 588 team mark. San Francisco is in third place with a 590 score, and Portland resides in fourth place with a 502 team score. Saint Mary's is in fifth place with a 602 mark, and Pepperdine is right on the Gaels' heels with a score of 603. San Diego (613) and Gonzaga (614) round out the men's field.