Pepperdine is out in front at the Albuquerque Regional
Tatiana Wijaya of Pepperdine is in second place <br>(Golfweek Photo)
Tatiana Wijaya of Pepperdine is in second place
(Golfweek Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (May 8, 2017) - Pepperdine is the only team under-par and they are leading the Albuquerque Regional by three-strokes. Currently 1-under-par the Waves were led by Tatiana Wijaya who is in second place after one round of play at the UNM South Championship Course.

Tatiana Wijaya turned in a 2-under-par round and she will begin the second day one shot off the medalist pace. Wijaya started her round birdie, bogey and after a run of pars she birdied Nos. 10 and 11 back-to-back before parring to the house.

Two other members of the Pepperdine lineup --Hira Naveed and Patricia Wong-- are tied for fourth after even-par 72's while Momoka Kobori is tied for 14th at 1-over.

Leading the way in the medalist chase is Laura Kowohl of NC State. Kowohl had a seesaw round with seven birdies and four bogeys. She started her round with consecutive birdies before giving a pair of shots back with bogeys on each of the next two holes.

Three birdie from Nos. 6-9 followed to push Kowohl into the red for good.

Behind Kowohl comes Wijaya in second place, Albane Valenzuela (Stanford) is in third at 1-under while 10 others are sharing fourth at even-par.

From each regional six teams will advance to the NCAA Championships.

Outside of Pepperdine the top-six currently includes Stanford (+2) in second place, USC (+7), California (+7) and Washington (+7) are tied for third while Campbell (+9) and Duke (+9) are sharing sixth.

Results: NCAA Women's West Regional
1SwitzerlandAlbane ValenzuelaSwitzerland100071-69-70=210
T2IndonesiaTatiana WijayaIndonesia70070-72-71=213
T2SwedenMartina EdbergSweden70073-68-72=213
T4SloveniaAna BelacSlovenia50073-71-70=214
T4PhilippinesBianca PagdangananPhilippines50073-69-72=214

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