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Pepperdine Women's Golf Competes in NCAA Championships
May 23, 2006 - The Pepperdine women's golf team, ranked No. 8 nationally, makes its seventh NCAA Championships appearance Tuesday, May 23, through Friday, May 26, in Columbus, Ohio at the Scarlet Course. The team will attempt to win its first national title at the 72-hole tournament with 18 holes scheduled each day. The NCAA Championships can be followed live on the Internet at Golfstat.com (click on the Golfstat Live Scoring hyperlink).
Pepperdine qualified for its seventh NCAA Championships in eight years after finishing third at the NCAA Central Regional Championships at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas. The Waves carded rounds of 303-304-296 for a 54-hole total of 39-over par 903. USC captured the team title with a 19-over par 883 to finish two shots ahead of top-ranked and No. 1 seed Duke (885).
The Waves' third-place finish was the second highest in school history. The program's best-ever finish in regional competition came in 2002 when Pepperdine tied for first at the West Regional Championships on the Stanford Golf Course.
Individually, sophomore Leanne Bowditch and junior Eileen Vargas were Pepperdine's top finishers, tying two other players for ninth place with 8-over par scores of 224. Vargas currently leads the Waves with a 73.03 stroke average and is No. 12 in the latest Golfstat rankings. Senior Carolina Llano is second on Pepperdine with a 74.21 stroke average.