Pepperdine Takes Early Lead at Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Oct. 10, 2005
Sammamish, WA - Second-ranked Pepperdine grabbed the first round lead at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational being held at the Sahalee Country Club. The Waves shot 6-over 294 during the first day of play that was contested in a light rain and cool conditions. Stanford and Arizona State are tied for second at 300. Washington is eighth at 308.
The Waves jumped out to the early lead thanks to top-10 finishes by all four of their scoring players. Eileen Vargas and Carolina Llano both shot 1-over 73 and Stephanie Gelleni and Leanne Bowditch were one shot back at 74. Marina Choi was 25th with a 5-over 77.
Pepperdine has never won the Ihlanfeldt Invitational. The Waves placed fifth at last year's tournament.
UNLV's Da Sol Chung and Stanford's Jenni Tangtipaiboontana share the lead after shooting even par 72. A pack of five players are tied for second at 73 and five more players are two strokes off the lead at 74.
Chung got off to a quick start for UNLV, playing her front nine at 2-under. She posted bogies on 11, 13, 15 and 17 to fall back from the top of the leaderboard before recording a birdie on the par-5 18th hole to tie Tangtipaiboontana for the lead. Tangtiphaiboontana's round was less dramatic. She also made the turn at 2-under but fell back to par with bogies on 12 and 16.
Washington, playing without senior All-American Paige Mackenzie, was led by 3-over 75s by senior Sung Ea Lee and junior Amy Wang. They are tied for 12th overall. Amber Prange is 37th at 78 while Courtney McCracken is 48th at 80 and Kim Shin is 58th at 82. Ashley Bickerton, playing as a individual, shot 77 to stand 25th.
Mackenzie is not playing at the event while representing the United States at The Spirit International Amateur Championship later this week in Houston.
The second round of play is scheduled to start at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday's final round will start at 8 a.m. Live scoring of the tournament is available at golfstat.com.
Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational
Sahalee Country Club
Par 72, 6,192 yards
First Round Results
Team Results 1. Pepperdine 294 2. Arizona State 300 2. Stanford 300 4. Arizona 302 5. UNLV 306 5. Long Beach State 306 5. BYU 306 8. Washington 308 9. California 31110. USC 31211. Oregon 31312. Oregon State 31513. Washington State 31814. San Francisco 327
Individual Leaders 1. Da Sol Chung, UNLV 72 1. Jenni Tangtipaiboontana, Stanford 72 3. Beth Holtermann, Long Beach State 73 3. Carolina Llano, Pepperdine 73 3. Rachel Newren, BYU 73 3. Jennifer Osborn, Arizona State 73 3. Eileen Vargas, Pepperdine 73 8. Leanne Bowditch, Pepperdine 74 8. Lauren Espinosa, Arizona 74 8. Stephanie Gelleni, Pepperdine 74 8. Lauren Todd, Stanford 7412. Irene Cho, USC 7512. Mari Chun, Stanford 7512. Alexis Edwards, BYU 7512. Lani Elston-Marshall, Arizona 7512. Kay Hoey, Long Beach State 7512. Ana Kostina, Washington State 7512. Sung Ea Lee, Washington 7512. Azahara Munoz, Arizona State 7512. Tiffany Tavee, Arizona State 7512. Amy Wang, Washington 75