Waves Finish Seventh at WCC Men's Golf Championships
April 18, 2012
Pepperdine shot a total of 888 (295-296-297) at the par-72 San Juan Oaks Golf Club.
The Waves had solid showings from junior Johnny Mac Arthur (Newhall, Calif./Hart HS), who tied for 12th place with a 1-over 217 (74-70-73), and senior Josh Anderson (Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS), who tied for 16th place with a 3-over 219 (72-74-73).
Freshman Kevin DeHuff (Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic HS) took 30th place at 226 (75-76-75), sophomore Parker Page (Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS) was 31st at 227 (74-77-76) and sophomore Alex Forss (Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS) tied for 32nd at 229 (76-76-77).
While Pepperdine will miss out on NCAA Regional play as a team for the first time since 1998, there's a good chance that Anderson (who began the tournament ranked #60 by Golfweek/Sagarin and #69 by Golfstat) could earn an individual berth. Bids will be announced on May 7, and regional dates are May 17-19.
Saint Mary's won its first-ever WCC men's golf title. The Gaels' Ben Geyer was the medalist.
Team Scores: 1. Saint Mary's 274-287-283=844; 2. San Francisco 289-278-286=853; 3. Brigham Young 290-286-290=866; 4. Gonzaga 288-292-287=867; 5. San Diego 297-284-287=868; 6. Loyola Marymount 302-286-297=885; 7. Pepperdine 295-296-297=888; 8. Santa Clara 295-311-296=902.
Top Individuals: 1. Ben Geyer (Saint Mary's) 69-72-66=207; 2. Alex Ching (San Diego) 72-70-66=208; 3. Taylor Travis (San Francisco) 70-70-70=210; T4. Zachary Blair (BYU) 70-69-72=211; T4. Grant Forrest (San Diego) 70-69-72=211.