Oct. 11, 2006
Redmond, Wash. -
Behind the solid play of freshman Misun Cho, who was making her collegiate debut, the fourth-ranked Pepperdine women's golf team finished fourth at the Washington Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational that concluded Wednesday at the par-72, 6,130-yard Sahalee Country Club in Redmond, Washington.
Cho, who turned in a consistent performance throughout the 54-hole tournament, carded a final-round 2-under par 70 to finish with a 3-over par total of 219 to place fourth. Cho shot rounds of 75-74-70 to finish four shots behind Stanford's Mari Chun, who completed play with a 1-under score of 215.
The solid play of Cho and a final-round even-par score of 72 by senior All-American Eileen Vargas enabled Pepperdine to finish fourth with a three-round total of 48-over par total of 912, 16 shots behind Stanford, which won the event with a 32-over par score of 896.
New Mexico (902) finished second while Arizona State (904), Pepperdine and USC (912) round out the top five.
Chun claimed a two-shot victory over New Mexico's Jodi Ewart, who concluded play with a 1-over score of 217. Arizona State's Jennifer Osborn (218) was third and New Mexico's Py Bengtsson (220) placed fifth.
Junior Stephanie Gelleni carded a final-round 79 to finish 20th with a score of 230. Vargas, who started the day tied for 42nd, tied for 21st with a 231 score.
Pepperdine is next in action on October 30 when it begins play at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Henderson, Nevada.