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No. 22 Pepperdine in Fifth Place After First Round of UH Hilo Intercollegiate


Feb. 8, 2006

Kona, Hawaii -

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The 22nd-ranked Pepperdine men's golf team shot an opening-round 7-under par 277 on Wednesday and is in fifth place after 18 holes of the University of Hawaii Hilo Intercollegiate that is being contested at the par-71, 6,777-yard Waikoloa Village Golf Course in Kona, Hawaii.

Georgia Tech, No. 3 nationally in the latest Golfweek rankings, leads the 16-team field that includes six teams ranked in the Top 30. The Yellow Jackets opened with a 16-under par 268 and hold a four-shot lead over No. 2 Oklahoma State (272).

USC, which carded a 10-under par 274, is in third place and is followed by Hawaii (275) and Pepperdine.

A total of 44 players shot under par during first-round play, including Oklahoma State's Pablo Martin, who carded a 7-under 64 and holds a one-shot lead over Hawaii's Jerett Hamamoto and Georgia Tech's Cameron Tringale. Both players shot 6-under par scores of 65.

A group of three players are tied for fourth place with 5-under par totals of 66, while Pepperdine senior Alex Coe is one of four players tied for seventh at 4-under 67.

Sophomore Michael Baird carded a 2-under 69 and is tied for 21st while freshman Adam Porzak is tied for 34th at 1-under 70.

Junior J.J. Wood shot and sophomore Jesse Barnsley shot an even-par 70s and are tied for 45th.

The tournament continues with second-round action on Thursday and concludes with the final 18 holes on Friday.



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