Josh Anderson
Josh  Anderson

Murrieta, Calif.

High School:
Murrieta Valley HS




Pepperdine Athletics 2011-12 Year in Review

Eighteen student-athletes earned All-American honors and 51 were all-conference.


Anderson Earns All-American Honorable Mention Status

In the national rankings, Josh Anderson finished #44 by Golfweek/Sagarin and #51 by Golfstat.


Anderson Wraps up Pepperdine Career With 1-Under 70 at NCAAs

Josh Anderson's combined total of 8-under on the par-5s led all 156 players at the tournament.


Anderson Through Two Rounds at NCAA Golf Championships

Off the course, Anderson was named to the PING/GCAA All-West Region team today.


Anderson Shoots 1-Over at First Round of NCAA Championships

Josh Anderson recorded par on the final 10 holes.


2012 NCAA Men's Golf Championships

Photos of Josh Anderson in action at the NCAA Championships (5/29-31) at nearby Riviera CC. Photos by Darryl Oumi.


Men's Golf at North Ranch Intercollegiate (2/27/2012)

Photos by Jeff Golden at the Pepperdine-hosted event at North Ranch Country Club.


Men's Golf at Husky Invitational (9/27/2011)

Photos by Max Waugh of the Waves at the season-opening Husky Invitational.


Men's Golf at 2011 NCAA Championships

Zach Gray's photos of the Waves in action at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla.


Men's Golf at USC Collegiate Invitational (2/28-3/1/2011)

Jeff Golden's photos of the Pepperdine men's golf team competing at the North Ranch Country Club.

Josh Anderson Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Became the sixth Pepperdine men's golfer to earn four-time All-WCC first team honors ... Ended up #3 on the school's career scoring average list (72.66) ... Also ranked tied for third in top-20 finishes (31), fourth in sub-par rounds (44), tied for fourth in top-10 finishes (21) and victories (three) and fifth in total rounds played (152) ... A four-time WCC Player of the Month ... Competed at 52 career tournaments.

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Earned All-American honors for the first time as a senior, being named honorable mention by both the GCAA and Golfweek ... Was also selected to the PING All-West Region team and the All-WCC first team ... His season stroke average of 71.31 was the third-best figure in school single-season history ... Ranked #44 by Golfweek/Sagarin and #51 by Golfstat ... Competed in 14 events and 39 rounds ... Had eight top-10 and 11 top-20 results and 17 sub-par rounds ... Won the NCAA West Regional at Stanford with a career-best 14-under 196 (67-65-64), which qualified him for the NCAA Championships ... The 14-under was the second-best 54-hole score in Pepperdine history and the best-ever in postseason history ... Tied for 37th place at the NCAA Championships with a 5-over 218 (72-76-70) ... Also tied for second at the Barona Collegiate Cup with an 11-under 205 (69-70-66), tied for the eighth-best 54-hole score in school history ... Tied for second at the season-opening Husky Invitational with a 1-under 71 (the tournament was shortened to one round by rain) ... Tied for fourth at both the Folino Invitational (71-71-76=218) and the North Ranch Intercollegiate (69-72-75=216) ... Finished both the Barona Collegiate Cup and the NCAA West Regional with scores of 6-under in the third round, tying his career best ... Tied for 16th at the WCC Championships (72-74-73=219).

PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Selected to the All-WCC first team for the third time as a junior ... Second on the team for the third straight year in scoring average (73.36) ... Took part in all 13 tournaments and 39 rounds ... Had six top-10 results and eight top-20 finishes ... WCC Player of the Month for September and March ... Won the season opening Husky Invitational with a career-best 10-under 206 (70-68-68) ... Named Golfweek's National Player of the Week on Sept. 27 after his victory ... Tied for seventh at NCAA Southwest Regional with a 4-under 209 (73-65-71) ... Tied for seventh at the Oregon Duck Invitational with a 4-under 212 (70-72-70) ... Tied for eighth at the USC Collegiate Invitational (72-73-69=214) ... Tied for ninth at the Arizona Intercollegiate (71-75-71=217) ... Tied for 10th at the WCC Championships (72-72-75=219) ... Had 10 sub-par rounds, including all three at the Husky Invitational and a career-best 6-under 65 at the NCAA Southwest Regional ... Tied for 106th at the NCAA Championships (74-80-78=232).

PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Made the All-WCC first team again as a sophomore ... Ended up second on the squad with a 72.89 stroke average in 35 rounds and 12 tournaments ... Was co-medalist at the General Hackler Championship, firing a 1-under 215 (71-72-72) ... Had three top 10 and four top 20 results ... Took fourth at the WCC Championships with a 220 (71-72-77) ... Tied for ninth place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a 3-under 213 (72-72-69) ... Tied for 17th place at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 1-over 217 (71-71-75) ... A two-time WCC Player of the Month (September and March) ... Had eight sub-par rounds, achieving scores of 3-under twice.

PEPPERDINE 2008-09: Earned All-WCC first team honors as a redshirt freshman ... Finished second on the team with a 73.36 stroke average ... Was in the lineup for all 13 tournaments (39 rounds) ... Had four top 10 and eight top 20 finishes ... Finished in third place at his second collegiate tournament, the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, with a 4-under 212 (71-69-72) ... Tied for fifth place at the NCAA South Central Regional (75-72-75=222) ... Tied for eighth place at the WCC Championships with a 1-under 215 (72-74-69) ... Had a total of nine sub-par rounds, including a season-best 4-under 68 in the third round of the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate ... Shot a 5-under 211 at the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate, tying for 10th place.

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Did not see any action as a true freshman and redshirted.

JUNIOR/AMATEUR GOLF: Is believed to have become the first active Pepperdine player to compete in a PGA Tour event when he took part in the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines in February 2009 ... Unfortunately, he missed the cut by one stroke as he shot a 3-over 147 (73-74) ... Won a one-round qualifying event for amateurs in fall 2008 to earn his place in the Buick ... Qualified for the same PGA event in 2011 (now known as the Farmers Insurance Open) ... Made the semifinals of the 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... Won the 2007 California Amateur Championships ... Placed second at the 2009 Pacific Northwest Amateur ... Played in the 2008 and 2010 U.S. Amateurs ... Competed in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championships twice ... Named the Southern California Junior of the Year in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Murrieta Valley High School in Temecula, Calif. ... An all-state first team selection in 2005 and a four-time All-Valley team member ... Named the 2007 Southern California Player of the Year ... Led team to a second-place finish at the California State Championship in 2005.

PERSONAL: Born in Oxnard, Calif. ... Son of Robert and Andrea Anderson ... Has one brother, Jake ... Majoring in advertising with a minor in marketing ... Chose Pepperdine because of "the campus, the schooling and the golf team."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include playing video games and going to the beach ... Favorites include Rickie Fowler (pro golfer), Royal Country Down (golf course), The Bible, Forgotten God and Talent Is Never Enough (books), Entourage (TV show), Chamillionaire (musical artist), sushi (food) and baseball (favorite sport other than golf) ... Favorite thing about golf is "the challenge that the game brings to me every day."

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