Men's Golf Completes Season-Opening Husky Invitational
Sept. 17, 2013
BREMERTON, Wash. - Sophomore Frederick Wedel's 1-over 73 was the best round of the day for the Pepperdine men's golf team as the Waves wrapped up the season-opening Kikkor Husky Invitational with a 13th-place team finish on Tuesday.
The Waves shot a 299 in the third and final round at the par-72 Gold Mountain Golf Club Olympic Course, and finished with a total of 893 (298-296-299). It's the same course that will be utilized for the West Coast Conference Championships in the spring (five other WCC schools were in the field).
Senior Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, Calif./New Community Jewish HS/Redlands) had the best finish for the Waves, as he tied for 20th place with a 2-over 218 (72-70-76).
"Jeremy had a great first couple of rounds," Pepperdine Coach Michael Beard said. "He played really well, though he had a couple of mishaps. I expect him to do well the rest of the year. From the end of last year to now, his game has really progressed and he is a very solid player."
Additionally, sophomore Nick Thomas (Westlake Village, Calif./Chaminade College Prep/California) tied for 32nd place at 221 (72-74-75), senior Parker Page (Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS) tied for 54th at 227 (77-75-75), Wedel (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS) took 64th at 230 (80-77-73) and junior Kevin DeHuff (Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic HS) was 71st at 236 (77-78-81).
Page and Wedel each had two birdies on Tuesday. For the tournament, Page had a team-high eight birdies, followed by Sanders (seven), DeHuff (seven), Thomas (six) and Wedel (four).
Also, freshman Robin Kang (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./South Torrance HS) was making his collegiate debut in an individual tournament running at the same time at Gold Mountain's Cascade Course. He took 22nd place with an 8-over 221 (72-73-76) in that event. During his first round on Monday, Kang had a hole-in-one on the par-3 17th hole.
"It was a nice way to start his first college tournament," Beard said.
Washington, the host school, ran away with the tournament, beating runner-up Arizona State by 18 strokes.
"The tournament gives us an idea of what we need to work on," Beard said. "You don't always really know until you play one. Having 3 1/2 weeks before the next one will give us some time to regroup and focus on our weaknesses."
The Waves will next be in action at California's Alister MacKenzie Invitational on October 14-15.
Team Scores: 1. Washington 279-286-282=847; 2. Arizona State 291-289-285=865; 3. Oregon State 290-288-290=868; 4. San Diego 284-291-296=871; T5. Saint Mary's 292-295-287=874; T5. BYU 285-293-296=874; T7. San Diego State 300-290-285=875; T7. Oregon 292-288-295=875; T7. USC 294-288-293=875; 10. UC Davis 298-290-289=877; 11. Washington State 296-290-294=880; 12. Gonzaga 293-303-296=892; 13. Pepperdine 298-296-299=893; 14. Pacific 299-299-297=895; 15. Utah 301-305-301=907.
Top Individuals: 1. Cheng-Tsung Pan (Washington) 68-70-67=205; T2. Michael Anderson (Washington State) 70-71-70=211; T2. Joe Parkinson (BYU) 73-67-71=211; T4. Corey Pereira (Washington) 70-71-71=212; T4. Trevor Simsby (Washington) 71-72-69=212.