Frederick Wedel earned exemptions into the next two U.S. Amateurs in 2015 and 2016.
Frederick Wedel is one of four golfers left standing at the biggest amateur event of the year.
The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.
Frederick Wedel placed 66th in the regional hosted by Oregon.
The sophomore will wrap up his season on Saturday in the third round.
Jeff Golden's photos of the first and second rounds at Saticoy Country Club.
Jeff Golden photos of the first and second rounds at CSUN's Bill Cullum Invitational.
Photos from the third and final round of the Cullum Invitational in Simi Valley, Calif.
CAREER: Through two seasons, has a career stroke average of 73.88 ... Has appeared in 20 tournaments and 60 rounds ... Has six top-10 finishes, eight top-20 results and 15 below-par rounds.
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Named All-WCC honorable mention as a sophomore ... Earned a spot in the NCAA Regionals as an individual ... Finished second on the team with a 73.42 scoring average ... Led the team with four top-10 results, six top-20 finishes and 11 below-par rounds ... Led, or tied for the team lead, at seven tournaments ... Tied for fourth place at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational with a season-best 6-under 207 (74-67-66) ... Best round of the season was the 5-under 66 in the third round there ... Tied for seventh at the Redhawk Invitational with a 1-under 210 (72-67-71) ... Tied for 10th at both the Bill Cullum Invitational (71-72-71=214) and the Jones Invitational (71-74-78=223) ... Tied for 13th at the WCC Championships (72-71-77=220) ... Took 66th place at the NCAA Regional in Oregon (79-77-79=235).
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Saw extensive playing time as a freshman, competing in eight tournaments and 24 rounds ... Averaged 74.58 strokes ... Had two top-10 finishes and tied the team high with four sub-par rounds ... Was the top-finishing Wave three times ... Tied for fourth at the North Ranch Intercollegiate with a 3-over 216 (74-68-74) ... Tied for fifth at the Warrior Wave Intercollegiate with a 5-under 211 (69-72-70) ... Tied for 23rd at the WCC Championships (76-72-77=225) ... Best rounds were a 3-under 68 in the second round at North Ranch and a 3-under 69 in the first round of the Warrior Wave.
JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Made a remarkable run to the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club ... Won a qualifier in Bridgeport, W.V., then advanced through stroke play and beat four competitors in match play to make the semifinals ... Earned exemptions back to the 2015 and 2016 U.S. Amateurs ... Tied for 10th at the 2014 Northern Amateur and tied for 16th at the Southwestern Amateur ... Played in the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur and Rolex Tournament of Champions ... Had three top five finishes at AJGA tournaments and a scoring average of 72.3 ... Had fourth-place finishes at the 2011 Elbit Systems of America Junior Championship and the 2012 Genesis Shootout ... Was as high as 70th in the Polo rankings and 30th in the Class of 2012, and ranked 92nd in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from The Woodlands (Texas) High School in 2012 ... Played three years on the varsity ... Earned all-state honors and was the District 14-5A Tournament champion as a senior ... Had a scoring average of 72.8, including seven under-par rounds ... Helped team to state and district championships in 2012 ... Was all-state honorable mention as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born in Anchorage, Alaska ... Son of Anna and Frederick Wedel ... Majoring in sports administration ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the campus, weather and high-level education."
FAVORITES: Lists his sports hero as Brett Favre ... Favorites include Tiger Woods (pro golfer), Chambers Bay (golf course), Payne Stewart's biography (book), Good Will Hunting (movie), Breaking Bad (TV show), Coldplay (musical artist), sushi (food) and football (sport other than golf) ... Favorite thing about golf is "it's so mental and it's a sport where hours of practice truly pay off."