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Women's Golf Concludes WCC Championships

April 20, 2006

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. - The University of Portland women's golf team finished its 2006 campaign with a fifth-place finish at the West Coast Conference Golf Championships played at Saddle Creek Golf Course. Sophomore Molly Edmunds carded a 239 for Portland and finished 13th individually to earn honorable mention All-WCC honors.

Pepperdine entered the final round with a commanding 27-stroke lead and cruised to the conference title with a score of 899. San Francisco (924), Santa Clara (952), Gonzaga (973) and Portland (984).

Pepperdine's Jayvie Agojo earned medalist honors with a 5-over par 221 and was joined in the top five by three other teammates.

Pilot junior Ashley Williams tied for 15th overall at 247, sophomore Kristin Howell tied for 18th at 249, junior Melanie Lee was 23rd at 254 and freshman Taryn Kuida rounded out the UP contingent in 24th place with a 256.

WCC Women's Golf Championship - FINAL results

Saddle Creek Golf Course (Copperopolis, Calif.) - Par 72, 5,823 yards

Team Scores: 1. Pepperdine (899), 2. San Francisco (924), 3. Santa Clara (952), 4. Gonzaga (973), 5. Portland (323-332-329--984).

Individual Leaders: 1. Jayvie Agojo, Pepperdine (76-70-75--221, +5), 2. Carolina Llano, Pepperdine (74-76-73--223, +7), T3. Jessica Potter, San Francisco (75-74-78--227, +11), T3. Mary Kate Morgan, Gonzaga (76-77-74--227, +11), T5. Leanne Bowditch, Pepperdine (69-81-79--229, +13), T5. Marina Choi, Pepperdine (71-80-78--229, +13).

Portland Scores: 13. Molly Edmunds (82-77-80--239, +23), T15. Ashley Williams (83-82-82--247, +31), T18. Kristin Howell (81-87-81--249, +33), 23. Melanie Lee (80-88-86--254, +38), 24. Taryn Kuida (80-86-90--256, +40).

WCC Awards

Player of the Year: Jayvie Agojo, Pepperdine

Freshman of the Year: Jayvie Agojo, Pepperdine

Coach of the Year: Laurie Gibbs, Pepperdine

2006 All-Conference Team
Jayvie Agojo, PepperdineLeanne Bowditch, PepperdineMarina Choi, PepperdineKristin Nichols, San FranciscoJessica Potter, San FranciscoCarolina Llano, PepperdineMary Kate Morgan, GonzagaSydney Roughton, San FranciscoMegan Stoddart, Santa ClaraEileen Vargas, PepperdineEloise Vincencio, San Francisco

Honorable Mention
Molly Edmunds, POR; Casey Gee, USF; Lacey Jo Manwaring, GON; Candice Palmer, SCU; Samantha Trask, SCU