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No. 3 Pepperdine Ties for Fifth at Arizona Wildcat Invitational

Feb. 27, 2007

Tucson, Ariz. -

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Freshman Misun Cho carded a final-round 1-over par 72 to finish in a tie for 11th place and help the No.3 Pepperdine women's golf team tie for fifth at the Arizona Wildcat Invitational that concluded Tuesday at the par-71, 6,238-yard Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

The Waves finished with a 54-hole score of 45-over par 897 to tie New Mexico for fifth place, 29 shots behind Arizona State (868), which registered an eight-shot victory over second-place Duke (876). USC (881) finished third while Brigham Young placed fourth (895).

It was another strong finish Pepperdine as the 15-team field included 12 teams ranked in Golfweek's Top 30, including seven in the Top 10.

Cho, who totaled a 6-over par 219, tied four other golfers for 11th, nine-shots behind Duke's Amanda Blumenherst, who finished at 3-under par 219. Blumenherst recorded a four-shot victory over Arizona State's Anna Nordqvist and USC's Dewi Schreefel as both golfers posted 1-over par scores of 214.

Sophomore Jayvie Agojo (226) tied for 29th, while senior Eileen Vargas (226) and junior Stephanie Gelleni (227) tied for 29th and 32nd, respectively.

Sophomore Nicole Montgomery tied for 41st with an 18-over par total of 231.

Pepperdine is idle until March 5, when it opens play at the UCF Challenge at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.