Frederick Wedel and Sahith Theegala led the Waves by tying for 18th place.
Pepperdine is in ninth place with Wednesday's third and final round still to come.
Pepperdine needs to make up 11 shots to get back into the top five.
Despite having just four players available, the Waves shot 2-under over three days.
The third and final round is Wednesday.
The Waves finished second at Blackhawk Country Club. Photos by Kyle Terada of the West Coast Conference.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves in action at North Ranch Country Club.
Jeff Golden's photos of the Waves in action during the first and second rounds at Wood Ranch Golf Club.
Photos of the third and final round at Wood Ranch Golf Club.
Photos by Jeff Golden, Kyle Terada/WCC and Roger Horne of the Waves' WCC title at Saticoy Country Club.
CAREER: After two playing seasons, is averaging 74.63 strokes in 57 rounds (19 tournaments) ... Has collected one victory, seven top-20 finishes and 10 below-par rounds.
PEPPERDINE 2014-15: Earned All-WCC first team honors after winning the WCC Championships as a redshirt sophomore ... Averaged 73.85 strokes, third on the team ... Played in 11 tournaments and 33 rounds ... Had five top-20 finishes, all of which came consecutively in the spring ... Led Pepperdine three times ... Rallied from a four-shot deficit with four holes to play to earn medalist honors at the WCC Championships (75-71-74=220) by one stroke ... Earned WCC Player of the Month honors for April ... Capped off a run of five straight top-20 finishes, with the result getting better each time ... Tied for 19th at the Jones Invitational (76-69-74=219) ... Tied for 15th at the San Diego Classic (75-71-71=217) ... Tied for 14th at The Goodwin with a 4-under 206 (67-72-67) ... Tied for 11th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (70-73-68=211) ... Had nine below-par rounds, with a best of 3-under on three different occasions ... Tied for 58th at the NCAA Bremerton Regional (72-76-76=224).
PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Redshirted his sophomore season.
PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Named All-WCC honorable mention as a freshman ... Averaged 75.71 strokes in eight tournaments and 24 rounds ... His best finish was a tie for 13th at the WCC Championships with a 4-over 220 (73-72-75) ... Had the team's best finish at the WCC Championships and played in the final group on the last day ... Tied for 15th place at the North Ranch Intercollegiate (72-75-76=223) ... Best round was a 3-under 68 in the second round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational.
AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Reached the round of 16 at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... Tied for 28th at the 2014 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship ... Was the winner of the FCWT Saddlebrook Open and had six top-three finishes on the FCWT Tour ... Finished third and eighth at consecutive FCWT national championships ... A two-time FCWT All-American ... Had multiple JGAA wins, including the 2011 Arizona Thunderbird Classic.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Desert Vista High School, located in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2012 ... Played four years on the varsity golf team ... Placed second at the 5A state championships as a junior and fifth as a senior, leading to all-state first team honors both years ... Was the regional player of the year as a junior and city player of the year as a senior ... Team was a three-time state runner-up ... Holds school records for lowest nine-hole score (29) and lowest 18-hole score (64).
PERSONAL: Born in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Son of Bill and Trish McManus ... His father played football at Emporia State ... Has one sister, Alicia ... Majoring in pre-business administration ... Chose to attend Pepperdine for "the golf team, academics and location."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing beach volleyball ... Favorites include Tiger Woods (pro golfer), Riviera County Club (golf course), The Little Engine That Could (book), 8 Mile (movie), South Park (TV show), Eminem (musical artist), chicken wings (food) and baseball (sport other than golf) ... Favorite things about golf are "how every shot is different and you can never be too good."