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Pepperdine Finishes Fourth at Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational

Oct. 11, 2006

Redmond, Wash. -

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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.

PEPPERDINE SCORES
4. Misun Cho (75-74-70 - 219)
20. Stephanie Gelleni (75-76-79 - 230)
T21. Eileen Vargas (76-83-72 - 231)
46. Leanne Bowditch (83-74-82 - 239)
T51. Jayvie Agojo (76-84-82 - 242)