The Waves begin the season on Monday and Tuesday at the Husky Invitational.
JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Tied for first place at the FCWT Boys 13-15 National Championships in 2009 ... Won the 2008 Naples Beach Open ... Took third place at the 2011 Illinois State Junior Amateur and fourth in place in 2012 ... Had a total of 14 top-five finishes on the FCWT Tour, and five top-10 results in AJGA play ... Among his class, was been rated as high as 57th by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and 62nd in the Polo/AJGA rankings ... Was the top-ranked player in his class in the state of Illinois at one time.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lake Forest (Ill.) High School in 2013 ... Played four years of varsity golf ... Earned All-North Suburban Conference honors all four years ... Finished in a tie for sixth place at the 2011 Class 3A state tournament ... Had a total of 12 top-five finishes at various prep events ... School won state championships in 2010-11 and 2011-12 ... Was on the academic honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Born in Lake Forest, Ill. ... Son of Adam and Cheryl Mankoff ... Has one sibling, Lane ... Majoring in communications ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because "it was a perfect fit academically, athletically and size-wise, and the location isn't too bad."
FAVORITES: Enjoys basketball and music ... Lists his sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorites include Byron Nelson (pro golfer), the National Golf Links (golf course), The Match (book), Moonrise Kingdom (movie), Mad Men (TV show), Dave Matthews Band (musical artist), breakfast (food) and basketball (sport other than golf) ... Favorite thing about golf is "how much you can learn about a person."