May 12, 2007
St. George, UT - No. 2 seeded Pepperdine women's golf qualified for its eighth NCAA Championships in nine years after finishing seventh, while USF finished 18th at the 2007 NCAA West Regional concluding Saturday at the Entrada at Snow Valley Golf Course.
Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, the Dons made their sixth postseason appearance in seven years at the par-71, 54-hole event, hosted by BYU.
San Francisco finished at 955 (310, 316, 329), two shots in front of Bay Area rival Cal. The Dons also dispatched Ivy League champs Columbia and Memphis.
The Waves carded a final-round 15-over par 299 and finished the 54-hole tournament at 47-over par 899. Oklahoma State and Stanford tied for first place with a 22-over par 874, two shots ahead of top-ranked and No. 1 seed Arizona State (876).
Cho carded a final-round 4-over par 75 to place fifth with a final score of 3-over par 216. Oklahoma State's Pernilla Lindberg claimed individual medalist honors with a 7-under 206 and register a seven-shot win over Arizona State's Anna Nordqvist (213).
Mari Chun of Stanford and Brigham Young's Rachel Newren tied for third with 1-over par scores of 214.
Sophomore Jayvie Agojo was one of five players to tie for 10th with scores of 7-over par 220.
Also advancing to the NCAA Championships are Denver (891), Brigham Young (898), UC Irvine (898) and New Mexico (908).
The top eight teams from each of the three regionals advance to the NCAA Championships that will be held May 22-25 at the LPGA International Legends Course, in Daytona Beach, Florida, hosted by the University of Central Florida and the Central Florida Sports Commission.