Waves Through Two Rounds at Own Jones Invitational
Feb. 24, 2014
SOMIS, Calif. - Frederick Wedel is tied for third place, while the Pepperdine men's golf team is in seventh place at its own Jones Invitational after Monday's first two rounds.
This is the 10th time that the Waves have hosted a tournament at Saticoy Country Club, but the first since 2007. USC (585) has opened up a four-stroke lead over San Diego State (589), while the Trojans' Anthony Paolucci and the Aztecs' Riccardo Michelini share the individual lead with 1-under 143s.
Pepperdine shot 306-303 for a total of 609. The Waves are also chasing San Diego (592), Brigham Young (600), Cal State Fullerton (600) and Georgia State (605). The average score for all golfers on the par-72 course today was 77.25 strokes.
The third and final round is on Tuesday, starting at 7:30 a.m. The Waves will tee off #10 beginning at 7:40 a.m., while the leaders (USC, SDSU and USD) will go off #1 starting at 8:34 a.m.
Wedel (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS), a sophomore, is two shots back with a 1-over 145 (71-74). His first round included five birdies and an eagle on the par-5 14th hole. He had three more birdies in the afternoon and his total of eight ties for the tournament high.
Senior Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, Calif./New Community Jewish HS/Redlands) is tied for 23rd place at 152 (75-77), junior Kevin DeHuff (Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic HS) is tied for 35th at 154 (79-75), sophomore David Pelekoudas (Irvine, Calif./University HS/Orange Coast CC) is tied for 46th at 158 (81-77) and senior Parker Page (Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS) is in 66th at 171 (87-74).
Playing as individuals, freshman Robin Kang (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./South Torrance HS) is tied for 39th at 156 (80-76) and freshman Ian Mankoff (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest HS) is tied for 50th at 159 (82-77).
Team Scores: 1. USC 292-293=585; 2. San Diego State 294-295=589; 3. San Diego 297-295=592; T4. Brigham Young 303-297=600; T4. Cal State Fullerton 300-300=600; 6. Georgia State 303-302=605; 7. Pepperdine 306-303=609; 8. San Jose State 309-308=617; T9. Washington State 307-314=621; T9. UC Irvine 304-317=621; T11. Lipscomb 313-318=631; T11. Cal State Northridge 321-310=631.
Top Individuals: T1. Riccardo Michelini (San Diego State) 70-73=143; T1. Anthony Paolucci (USC) 70-73=143; T3. Xander Schauffele (San Diego State) 73-72=145; T3. Frederick Wedel (Pepperdine) 71-74=145; 5. Jordan Rodgers (BYU) 73-73=146.
Other Pepperdine Scores: T23. Jeremy Sanders 75-77=152; T35. Kevin DeHuff 79-75=154; T39. * Robin Kang 80-76=156; T46. David Pelekoudas 81-77=148; T50. * Ian Mankoff 82-77=159; 66. Parker Page 87-84=171.
* playing as an individual