May 10, 2007
St. George, UT - No. 2 seed Pepperdine posted a 17-over par total of 301 to tie for eighth, while USF shot a 26-over par 310 to finish in 14th place after Thursday's opening round of the 2007 NCAA West Regional Women's Golf Championship at Entrada at Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah.
Pepperdine sophomore Jayvie Agojo shot a one-under par 70 and freshman Misun Cho recorded a hole-in-one to help the the Waves to the 301 score.
USF junior Jessica Potter paced the Dons with a three-over 74, with senior Kristin Nichols next with a six-over par, 77. Potter led the team with 15 pars on the day, including nine consecutive after making the turn. Nichols and freshman Christina Stockton shared the team lead with a pair of birdies in the opening round.
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, leaving junior Leanne Bowditch's 82 to be counted in the team total.
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.
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.
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.
Stanford leads the event, which continues Friday and Saturday, with 18 holes each day, with a three over 287 on the par-71 course, playing on the Johnny Miller Signature Golf Course. Regional host BYU and Oklahoma State share second place after one round at 291, while Arizona State (294) and UC Irvine (295) round out the top-five.
San Francisco looks to make a move in round two on Friday. The Dons tee off beginning at 7:10 AM (PT), while 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.