May 11, 2006
Bryan, Texas -
Seventh-ranked and No. 3-seed Pepperdine shot an opening-round score of 15-over par 303 is in fourth place after 18 holes of the 2006 NCAA Central Women's Golf Championships that are being contested at the par-72, 6,289-yard Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas.
Second-seeded USC holds the first-round lead after carding a 5-over par score of 293 and has a one-shot advantage over No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Duke (294). Florida is third with a 13-over par total of 301 followed by Pepperdine and Michigan State (306).
The top eight teams will advance to the NCAA Championships scheduled for May 23-26 at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio.
Second-round action will continue on Friday with the final round slated for Saturday. The Waves, who are grouped with Duke and USC, are scheduled to tee-off from hole No. 10 beginning at 10:40 a.m. (PDT). The final two rounds can be followed live on the Internet at www.golftat.com.
Individually, Texas' Devan Andersen and Duke's Amanda Blumenherst, the nation's No. 1-ranked player, are tied for the lead after shooting 2-under par scores of 70. A group of players are one-shot back with 1-under scores of 71.
Sophomore Leanne Bowditch is the leading individual for Pepperdine after posting a 3-over par score of 75 and is tied for 18th. Freshman Jayvie Agojo, sophomore Marina Choi and senior Carolina Llano are among a group of 10 players tied for 20th with 4-over par scores of 76.
Junior Eileen Vargas is tied for 30th with a 5-over par total of 77.