Men's Golf Has Huge Second-Round Improvement at the Prestige
Pepperdine's 5-under 279 was the second-best round of the day.
Feb. 18, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - Jeremy Sanders and Kevin DeHuff led the Pepperdine men's golf team to one of its best rounds of the season, a 5-under 279 during the second round of The Prestige at PGA West on Tuesday.
It was a complete turnaround from Monday, when the Waves shot 306 at the par-71 Greg Norman Course in La Quinta, Calif. Still, Pepperdine sits in 12th place with a total of 585 (306-279). The 279 was the second-best round of the day, and the third-best among all teams over the two days thus far.
The tournament, which includes a very strong field featuring eight of Golfstat's top 50 teams, has its third and final round is on Wednesday.
Sanders (Chatsworth, Calif./New Community Jewish HS/Redlands) birdied three of his final five holes to finish with a 4-under 67, while DeHuff had four birdies on a flawless back nine to record a 3-under 68. The 4-under tied a career best for Sanders, as did the 3-under for DeHuff.
That moved Sanders 28 spots up the leaderboard and into a tie for 19th place with an even-par 142 (75-67). The senior had a total of six birdies on the day. DeHuff, a junior, is now tied for 41st place at 146 (78-68).
They weren't the only two Waves to show improvement on day two. Sophomore David Pelekoudas (Irvine, Calif./University HS/Orange Coast CC), who is making his Pepperdine debut, had four birdies en route to an even-par 71. He's tied for 45th place at 147 (76-71). Sophomore Frederick Wedel (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS) is tied for 54th at 150 (77-73).
Playing as an individual, freshman Ian Mankoff (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest HS) is tied for 69th at 160 (79-81), and sophomore Nick Thomas (Westlake Village, Calif./Chaminade College Prep/California) is 71st at 164 (79-85).
Meanwhile, over in the City of Industry, sophomore Cameron Davison (Duncan, B.C., Canada/Duncan Christian HS) finished up play at the Folino Invitational, being held at par-72 Industry Hills Golf Club. As an individual, he took 49th place with a 244 (79-85-80).
Freshman Robin Kang (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./South Torrance HS) shot a 72 in the first round on Monday morning, but suffered a wrist injury and withdrew during the second round of the tournament.
The Prestige at PGA West
Team Scores: 1. Stanford 269-280=549; 2. Washington 286-277=563; 3. Oregon 285-281=566; 4. LSU 286-281=567; T5. UCLA 282-286=568; T5. San Diego State 280-288=568; T7. Texas Tech 292-282=574; T7. USC 288-286=574; 9. Arizona State 290-290=580; 10. Stirling (Scotland) 292-289=581; 11. UC Davis 291-293=584; 12. Pepperdine 306-279=585.
Top Individuals: T1. Patrick Rodgers (Stanford) 65-68=133; T2. Ricky DeSantis (San Diego State) 68-69=137; T2. Maverick McNealy (Stanford) 65-72=137; T4. Max Rottluff (Arizona State) 69-69=138; T4. Cameron Wilson (Stanford) 68-70=138.
Pepperdine Scores: T19. Jeremy Sanders 75-67=142; T41. Kevin DeHuff 78-68=146; T45. David Pelekoudas 76-71=147; T54. Frederick Wedel 77-73=150; T69. * Ian Mankoff 79-81=160; 71. Nick Thomas 79-85=164.
Top Individuals: 1. Mark Anguiano (Cal State Fullerton) 66-68-70=204; T2. Owen Taylor (Sacramento State) 74-70-70=214; T2. Ryan Tetrault (Cal State Fullerton) 73-70-71=214; 4. Jordan Weir (Sacramento State) 75-68-73=216; T5. Pete Fernandez (UC Irvine) 73-72-73=218; T5. Chase Goodvin (CSU Bakersfield) 75-72-71=218.
* playing as an individual