Pepperdine's next tournament is the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational.
The third and final round is on Tuesday at the San Diego Country Club.
The Waves will be in action again on March 10-11 at the San Diego Classic.
The third and final round at Saticoy Country Club is on Tuesday.
Pepperdine's 5-under 279 was the second-best round of the day.
Jeff Golden's photos of the first and second rounds at Saticoy Country Club.
JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Played in the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur ... Had a pair of fifth-place AJGA finishes (2012 Genesis Junior at Sycuan Resort and 2011 at Centennial Golf Club) ... Won four times on the Toyota Tour Cup (2012 and 2010 at Rancho San Marcos, 2011 at Warner Springs, 2011 at Oak Valley) ... Ranked as high as #64 in the Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from South Torrance (Calif.) High School in 2013 ... Played four years of varsity golf ... The Bay League Player of the Year as a senior and sophomore ... Won Bay League titles as a sophomore and junior ... Set school records for the lowest season average (35.7 in 2013) and lowest nine-hole score (-5 31 in 2013) ... School won Bay League titles in 2010, 2011 and 2013 ... Was on the honor roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Sang Soo Kang and Kwang Soo Kang ... His father played baseball at Yonsei University in Korea ... Has one brother, Doo ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is a great school where I can further my education with a quality degree and compete at a high level in athletics to prepare me for my future aspirations of becoming a professional golfer."
FAVORITES: Enjoys being outdoors, going to the beach, hiking and biking ... Favorites include Tiger Woods (pro golfer), Sherwood Country Club (golf course), Outliers (book), Catch Me If You Can (movie), Rules of Engagement (TV show), Jay Z (musical artist), his mother's cooking (food) and basketball (sport other than golf) ... Favorite thing about golf is "the never-ending process of improving and seeing your hard work turn into results."