Men's Golf Ends Fall Season in Hawaii
Nov. 1, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine men's golf team wraps up the fall season at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational, hosted by Hawai'i, next week. The Waves are coming off a solid fifth-place finish at the Bill Cullum Invitational and would like to wrap up the fall on another good note.
EVENT INFO - The tournament will be held at the par-72, 7,223-yard Princeville Makai Golf Club at the St. Regis Princeville Resort, located in Princeville, Kaua'i. Eighteen holes will be played each day between Monday and Wednesday (Nov. 4-6). Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.
FIELD - Pepperdine is one of 17 teams in the field, which also includes host Hawai'i, Arizona State, Baylor, Boise State, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, East Tennessee State, Idaho, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, San Diego, San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara and Utah.
PEPPERDINE LINEUP - Pepperdine's lineup, for the fourth straight tournament, consists of senior Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, Calif./New Community Jewish HS/Redlands), sophomore Frederick Wedel (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS), sophomore Nick Thomas (Westlake Village, Calif./Chaminade College Prep/California), senior Parker Page (Louisville, Ky./Ballard HS) and junior Kevin DeHuff (Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic HS).
PEPPERDINE GOLF HISTORY -- Thanks to its victory at the 1997 NCAA Championships, Pepperdine will always be known on a national level for its outstanding men's golf program. The Waves have made eight appearances at the NCAA Championships since 1993 and have made NCAA Regional berths in 19 of the last 22 years. In the West Coast Conference, they've won a league-best 17 championships since 1987 and have finished either first or second in 21 of the last 27 years. Michael Beard is in his first full season and second year overall as head coach.
ABOUT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY -- Pepperdine boasts a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men's sports - one of just 16 schools to have accomplished this feat - and nine overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the smallest undergraduate enrollment and is the only school not affiliated with a BCS-level conference. The Waves have earned the Division I-AAA All-Sports Trophy, an award based on postseason success that's given to the top non-football school, three times (most recently in 2011-12). Located in scenic Malibu, Calif., the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the nation's most beautiful. Pepperdine, which is affiliated with the Church of Christ, ranks #57 overall on U.S. News and World Report's list of America's best colleges.
Please see the attached PDF for more information on the Waves and season statistics.