Grace Na and Marissa Chow tied for fourth place to lead the Waves.
Pepperdine is in the running for a team title with #1 USC and #2 UCLA.
Pepperdine co-hosts the Bruin Wave Invitational at El Caballero Country Club next week.
Grace Na and Liv Cheng are in the top five.
The Waves are back in action on Feb. 25-26 at the UC Irvine Invitational.
Jeff Golden photos from the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Made the All-WCC first team as a freshman ... Ended the season ranked #71 by Golfweek/Sagarin and #77 by Golfstat ... Was second on the team with a 74.17 stroke average ... Played in all 10 tournaments and 30 rounds ... Had four top-10 and five top-20 results ... Tied for 13th in her collegiate debut at the Dick McGuire Invitational (73-73-75=221) ... Her four top-10 results came consecutively in the spring ... Tied for second at the Bruin Wave Invitational (74-71-74=219), tied for ninth at the `Anuenue Spring Break Classic with a 1-under 215 (71-75-69), tied for 10th at the Farms Invitational (75-74-75=224) and tied for third at the WCC Championships (72-77-73=222) ... Her best of four sub-par rounds was a 3-under 69 in the third round of the `Anuenue Spring Break Classic ... Tied for 26th at the NCAA West Regional (74-77-69=220) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Placed fourth at the 2010 Calloway Junior World Championship ... Was the first-round leader after a 5-under 69 and ended up with a 4-under 292 ... Tied for ninth place at the 2011 Calloway Junior World Championship with a 2-under 294 ... Made seven consecutive appearances at the event and made the cut the last five times ... Won the 2011 Hawaii State Junior Golf Association State Championship ... Qualified for the 2011 USGA Girls Junior Amateur Championship ... Participated in the 2011 Manoa Cup and was the only girl to make it to the second round of match play ... Among her class, ranked as high as #12 in the Golfweek/Sagarin index and #14 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Iolani High School, located in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2012 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Named the Interscholastic League of Honolulu's Player of the Year as a senior ... Had three top five-finishes at the state tournament ... Won the ILH title as a freshman and junior.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Nelson and Lynne Chow ... Has one brother, Matthew ... Chose Pepperdine because it "has a great balance of academics and athletics and I knew I would make lasting relationships with friends as well as mentors."
FAVORITES: Enjoys working out and playing volleyball and basketball ... Favorite thing about golf is "it is challenging mentally and physically. You will learn many things about yourself and it is a great test of character."