Waves Finish Seventh at North Ranch Intercollegiate
Feb. 28, 2012
SDSU - led by medalist Matt Hoffenberg and runners-up Alex Kang and J.J. Spaun - shot an 864 over the two-day tournament at the par-70 North Ranch Country Club. The Aztecs, who led after each round, opened Tuesday with a five-shot lead over San Diego and held onto that winning margin as both teams shot a 291.
Pepperdine finished in seventh place.
Hoffenberg and Kang were tied for the individual lead entering play on Tuesday. Hoffenberg shot a final-round 73 to win his first collegiate tournament with a 2-over 212, two shots better than Kang and three better than Spaun.
The Waves were led by senior Josh Anderson (Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS), who tied for fourth place with a 6-over 216 (69-72-75). In seven tournaments this season, he's had five top-10 finishes and six top-20 results.
Also for the Waves, junior Johnny Mac Arthur (Newhall, Calif./Hart HS) tied for 18th place at 222 (71-77-74), good for his sixth top-20 finish in seven tournaments this season. Sophomore Parker Page (Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS) tied for 39th at 231 (73-81-77), freshman Caston Roberts (Gilbert, Ariz./Gilbert Christian HS) tied for 56th at 237 (78-78-81) and freshman Kevin DeHuff (Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita HS) tied for 63rd at 241 (76-82-83).
Competing as individuals, Pepperdine sophomore Andreas Adler (Parkview, Hong Kong/Hills International College) and freshman Neil Evans (Phoenix, Ariz./Scottsdale Christian Academy) both tied for 66th place at 244.
This was USC's tournament from 1978-2011, though host duties were handed off to Pepperdine this year so that the Trojans may focus on putting on the 2012 NCAA Championships.
Pepperdine is next in action at the General Hackler Championship, hosted by Coastal Carolina, on March 11-12.
Team Scores: 1. San Diego State 281-292-291=864; 2. San Diego 284-294-291=869; 3. New Mexico 289-295-289=873; 4. Pacific 297-302-300=899; T5. Brigham Young 303-303-297=903; T5. Charlotte 297-308-298=903; 7. Pepperdine 289-308-307=904; 8. Loyola Marymount 305-308-292=905; 9. Michigan 307-304-295=906; 10. Fresno State 296-308-303=907; 11. Arizona State 302-310-300=912; 12. UC Santa Barbara 299-312-302=913; 13. UC Irvine 315-314-300=929; 14. Cal State Northridge 315-326-305=946.
Top Individuals: 1. Matt Hoffenberg (San Diego State) 66-73-73=212; 2. Alex Kang (San Diego State) 67-72-75=214; 3. J.J. Spaun (San Diego State) 74-71-70=215; T4. Josh Anderson (Pepperdine) 69-72-75=216; T4. Bryan Bergna (Loyola Marymount) 70-75-71=216.
Other Pepperdine Scores: T18. Johnny Mac Arthur 71-77-74=222; T39. Parker Page 73-81-77=231; T56. Caston Roberts 78-78-81=237; T63. Kevin DeHuff 76-82-83=241; T66. * Andreas Adler 87-80-77=244; T66. * Neil Evans 81-86-77=244.
* competing as an individual