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No. 8 Pepperdine Holds Commanding Lead at WCC Championships

April 17, 2006

Copperopolis, Calif. - The eighth-ranked Pepperdine women's golf team took a commanding lead following the first day of action at the West Coast Conference (WCC) Tournament that opened on Monday at the par-72, 5,823-yard Saddle Creek Golf Course in Copperopolis, California. Through 36 holes, the Waves have a 27-shot advantage over second-place San Francisco heading into Tuesday's final round.

Pepperdine carded rounds of 294 and 304 for a 36-hole total of 18-over par 594. Freshman Jayvie Agojo led the charge for the Waves, shooting rounds of 76-70 and is in first place with a 2-over par score of 146.

San Francisco posted rounds of 306 and 315 for a 45-over par total of 621. Santa Clara (635) is third followed by Gonzaga and Portland, who are tied for fourth with 655 totals.

Agojo has a three-shot lead over San Francisco's Jessica Potter, who posted rounds of 75-74 for a 149 total.

Pepperdine sophomore Leanne Bowditch and Waves' senior teammate Carolina Llano are tied for third with six-over par scores of 150. Sophomore Marina Choi is in fifth with a 7-over par score of 151 while junior Eileen Vargas is tied for eighth at 10-over par 154.

Llano is seeking to win WCC individual medalist honors for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year while Pepperdine is seeking its fifth straight conference crown and eighth overall.

Thursday's final round can be followed live at www.golfstat.com.

1. Pepperdine (294-304 - 594)

2. San Francisco (306-315 - 621)
3. Santa Clara (317-318 - 635)
T4. Gonzaga (326-329 - 655)
T4. Portland (323-332 - 655)

1. Jayvie Agojo (76-70 - 146)
T3. Leanne Bowditch (69-81 - 150)
T3. Carolina Llano (74-76 - 150)
5. Marina Choi (71-80 - 151)
T8. Eileen Vargas (76-78 - 154)