May 10, 2007
St. George, Utah -
Sophomore Jayvie Agojo shot a 1-under par 70 and freshman Misn Cho recorded a hole-in-one to help fourth-ranked and No. 2 seed Pepperdine post a 17-over par total of 301 and tie for eighth after Thursday's opening round of the 2007 NCAA West Regional Women's Golf Championship at Entrada at Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah.
Stanford currently leads the 21-team field after recording a 3-over par 287 and holds a four-shot lead over host Brigham Young and Oklahoma State as both teams finished with 7-over par totals of 291. Top-seed Arizona State (294) is fourth and is followed by UC Irvine (295).
The Waves initially posted a 293 that placed them fourth, five shots out of the lead. However, senior All-American Eileen Vargas signed an incorrect scorecard of 73 and, after realizing the mistake, notified tournament officials and was disqualified for the round.
After Vargas was disqualified, the 82 shot by junior Leanne Bowditch was counted in the Waves' team total.
Pepperdine, looking to advance to its eighth NCAA Championships in nine years, is currently on the bubble in advancing as the top eight teams move on. The 54-hole tournament continues on Friday and concludes on Saturday.
Agojo is currently tied for third in the individual standings, two shots behind Oklahoma State's Pernilla Lindberg, who carded a 3-under 68. Stanford's Jennifer Tangtiphaiboontana is in second place after posting a 2-under 69.
Cho is tied for seventh with an even par score of 70. The Waves freshman's hole-in-one came on the par-3, 185-yard eighth hole.
Pepperdine is scheduled to begin its second round at 1:20 p.m. (MDT) starting on the 10th hole. All the action can be followed live on the Internet at www.golfstat.com
NOTES: A Golfwwek video feature on Pepperdine can viewed at http://pepperdinesports.cstv.com/sports/w-golf/pepp-w-golf-body.html.