Waves Finish Seventh in Final Fall Tournament
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Pepperdine men's golf team ended its fall season on Tuesday with a seventh-place result at the David Toms Intercollegiate, hosted by LSU.
The Waves ended the tournament with a final-round 4-over 288 at the par-71 Country Club of Louisiana, giving them a total of a 2-over 854. It was a tightly contested tournament, as Pepperdine finished just 10 strokes behind the champion, LSU.
"I don't think anyone was too happy today, we were just lacking a really good round," Pepperdine Coach John Geiberger said. "I felt like we didn't play the par-5s the way we should have, the way some other teams were able to capitalize on them. We were a little sloppy, I'd guess you'd call them unforced errors, which we shouldn't be making. We don't play on Bermuda grass much and the conditions were super soft, but that's why you do this, to get the experience so you're ready to play in all types of conditions."
Pepperdine had three individual top 25 finishes, led by junior Andrew Putnam (University Place, Wash./Life Christian Academy), who tied for 17th place with a 1-under 212 (69-71-72). His 1-over 72 today included four birdies.
Senior Shane Mason (San Diego, Calif./St. Augustine HS) tied for 19th place with an even-par 213 (74-67-72). He had one birdie and two bogeys to go with 15 pars during his final-round 1-over 72.
Senior Carl Smith (Laguna Beach, Calif./Santa Margarita HS) wound up in a tie for 24th place with a 2-over 215 (70-72-73). He had three birdies in his round.
Junior Andrew Widmar (El Paso, Texas/Cathedral HS), back in the lineup for the first time in a year and a half after redshirting last season with a back injury, took 44th place with a 219 (72-72-75). He recorded one birdie today.
Sophomore Josh Anderson (Temecula, Calif./Murrieta Valley HS) had the best score of the day for the Waves, as his second straight even-par 71 moved him up into a tie for 45th place with a 220 (78-71-71). His round consisted of two birdies and two bogeys and he finished with seven straight pars.
Mason and Widmar led the tournament in pars, with 42 and 41, respectively. Mason ranked second on the par-4s, playing them at 4-under, while Putnam ranked third on the par-5s, playing them at 6-under.
Pepperdine returns to competitive action at the Arizona Invitational on Feb. 1-2, 2010.
Team Results: 1. LSU 285-273-286=844; T2. Kent State 283-278-284=845; T2. North Florida 289-276-280=845; 4. Mississippi 286-280-283=849; T5. Rice 285-287-279=851; T5. Southeastern Louisiana 289-275-287=851; 7. Pepperdine 285-281-288=854; 8. Mississippi State 288-279-292=859; 9. Auburn 291-291-282=864; 10. Louisiana Tech 290-283-293=866; 11. UAB 286-289-297=872; 12. South Alabama 295-288-294=877; 13. Northwestern 279-292-307=878; 14. Louisiana-Lafayette 299-287-306=892.
Top Individuals: 1. Jade Scott (Rice) 67-72-65=204; 2. John Peterson (LSU) 66-66-73=205; 3. John Hahn (Kent State) 70-68-68=206; 4. Andrew Loupe (LSU) 73-68-66=207; 5. Mackenzie Hughes (Kent State) 68-66-74=208.
Pepperdine Scores: T17. Andrew Putnam 69-71-72=212; T19. Shane Mason 74-67-72=213; T24. Carl Smith 70-72-73=215; 44. Andrew Widmar 72-72-75=219; T45. Josh Anderson 78-71-71=220.