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No. 4 Waves Move out to 22-Shot Lead at WCC Championships

April 16, 2007

Lompoc, Calif. - Behind senior All-American Eileen Vargas and freshman Misun Cho, the fourth-ranked Pepperdine women's golf team took a commanding lead after 36 holes of the West Coast Conference (WCC) Championships that opened Monday at the par-72, 6,069-yard La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc, California.

Vargas carded a 1-over par score of 145 to take a two-shot lead over Cho, who opened with scores of 71-76 for a 147 total. The duo helped the Waves post scores of 298-303 for a 15-over par score of 601 and a 22-shot lead over second-place San Francisco (623). Santa Clara (638) is third followed by Portland (643) and Gonzaga (646).

Pepperdine is seeking its sixth straight title and second tournament victory of the 2006-07 season.

Junior Leanne Bowditch is tied for sixth with a total of 11-over par 155, while sophomore Jayvie Agojo (157) is 10th and junior Stephanie Gelleni (162) is tied for 15th.

Tuesday's final round can be followed live on the Internet at www. Golfstat.com.

TEAM SCORES
1. Pepperdine (298-303 - 601)

2. San Francisco (308-315 - 623)
3. Santa Clara (319-319 - 638)
4. Portland (319-324 - 643)
5. Gonzaga (315-331 - 646)

PEPPERDINE SCORES
1. Eileen Vargas (75-70 - 145)
2. Misun Cho (71-76 - 148)
T6. Leanne Bowditch (77-78 - 155)
10. Jayvie Agojo (75-82 - 157)
T15. Stephanie Gelleni (83-79 - 162)