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No. 3 Pepperdine in Fifth Place After 36 Holes of Arizona Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 26, 2007

Tucson, Ariz. -

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Freshman Misun Cho continued her solid play of recent weeks as she posted a 5-over par 36-hole total of 147 to tie for 11th place and help the third-ranked Pepperdine women's golf team to fifth-place standing after two rounds of the Arizona Wildcat Invitational that opened Monday at the Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

The Waves are at 29-over par 597 and 20-shots behind Arizona State, which shot a second-round total of 7-under par 277 and is at 9-over 577. The Wildcats hold an 11-stroke lead over second-place Duke (588). USC (590) is third, followed by New Mexico (595) and Pepperdine.

After opening with a 5-over par 76, Cho came back in the afternoon to shoot even-par 71 and finish at 5-over par 147, eight shots behind Duke's Amanda Blumenhurst, who is at 3-under par 139 and holds a two-shot lead over Arizona State's Jennifer Osborn (141).

Three players are tied for third to round out the top five.

The 15-team field boats 12 schools ranked in Golfweek's Top 30 and seven in the Top 10.

The tournament will conclude Tuesday with the final 18 holes and can be followed live on the Internet at www.Golfstat.com.