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Pepperdine's Eileen Vargas Advances to Round of 16 at U.S. Women's Amateur

Aug. 10, 2006

North Plains, Ore. - Pepperdine senior Eileen Vargas advanced to the round of 16 at the 2006 U.S. Women's Amateur after defeating In Kyung Kim of Korea, 3 and 2, early Thursday afternoon at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon.

Vargas will play Nina Harigae of Monterey, California, at 3 p.m. today in an attempt to advance to the quarterfinals. The Waves' senior opened match play on Wednesday and defeated Lauren Mielbrecht of Gulf Stream, Florida, in 19 holes.

The quarterfinal match is slated for Thursday at 3 p.m. with the semi-final scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Saturday. The 36-hole final will take place Sunday beginning at 10 a.m.

The action can be followed live on the Internet at www.uswamateur.org.