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Pepperdine Tied for Seventh at NCAA West Regional Championships

May 18, 2006

Tucson, Ariz. -

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Sparked by six straight birdies to begin his back nine, sophomore Colin Wilcox fired a 5-under par 67 on Thursday and is tied for second place after the opening round of the NCAA West Regional Championships at the par-72, 7,200-yard OMNI Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

Wilcox' round combined with a 4-under 68 by senior Alex Coe helped the Waves to a 5-under 283 and a tie for seventh place following 18-holes of the 54-hole tournament.

Led by three players shooting 5-under par 67s, Florida is the first-round leader after posting a 15-under par total of 273 to take a six-shot lead over host Arizona. The Wildcats finished with a 9-under par score of 279.

Fresno State is alone in third at 8-under score of 280 while Brigham Young, North Carolina State and Nevada are tied for fourth with 7-under totals of 282. Pepperdine, Stanford and UC Irvine are tied for seventh while Arizona State, East Tennessee State and Loyola Marymount are at 4-under par 284 and tied for 10th place.

The top 10 teams advance to the national championships scheduled for May 31 through June 3 at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

Utah's Dustin Pimm leads the individual competition after carding a 6-under par 66 to hold a one-shot lead over Wilcox and Florida teammates Matt Every, Billy Horschel and James Vargas.

Coe is part of a group of nine players tied for sixth with 4-under par 68s.

Sophomores Michael Baird and Jesse Barnsley are tied for 83rd after shooting 2-over par scores of 74 while junior J.J. Wood shot a 3-over 75 and is tied for 102nd.

Friday's second round and Saturday's final round can be followed live on the Internet at www.golfstat.com. The Waves are scheduled to begin teeing off at 8:35 a.m. PDT from hole number one and are grouped with Houston and Louisville.