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No. 3 Pepperdine Ties for Third at UCF Challenge

March 6, 2007

Orlando, Fla. -

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Freshman Misun Cho continued her impressive rookie campaign as she turned in a 54-hole score of 5-over par 221 to tie for seventh place and help the third-ranked Pepperdine women's golf team tie for third at the UCF Challenge that concluded Tuesday at the par-72, 6,223-yard Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

The Waves, who shot a final-round 20-over par 304 on Tuesday, totaled a 34-over par total of 898 to tie Vanderbilt. Duke captured the 13-team event with a 4-under par score of 860 to register a 26-shot victory over Georgia, which finished second with a 22-over par total of 886. Florida rounded out the top five with a 43-over par score of 907.

The UCF Challenge was the third consecutive exceptionally strong field Pepperdine has been a part of this spring as 11 of the 13 teams were ranked in the latest Golfweek Top 30 poll.

Duke's Amanda Blumenherst, the nation's top-ranked player, carded an 11-under par total of 205 to claim individual medalist honors. Blumenherst recorded a 12-shot victory over Vanderbilt's Jacqui, who totaled a 1-over par score of 217.

Georgia's Alina Lee (218) was third followed by Duke's Jennie Lee (219). Georgia's Taylor Leon and Duke's Alison Whitaker tied for fifth with 4-over par scores of 220.

Sophomore Nicole Montgomery, who played as an individual recorded a 54-hole score of 7-over par 223 to tie for 10th while fellow classmate Jayvie Agojo was one of three players to tie for 12th at 8-over 224.

Pepperdine is off until March 30 when it travels to Tempe, Arizona, to compete in the PING/ASU Invitational at the Karsten Golf Club.