Men's Golf Ends Strong at Trinity Forest

Clay Feagler (Tim Cowie photo)
Sept. 26, 2017

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DALLAS, Texas – Led by Clay Feagler and RJ Manke, the Pepperdine men’s golf team bounced back with an outstanding third and final round at the Trinity Forest Invitational on Tuesday.

After posting scores of 292 and 297 the first two days, the Waves came back with a 5-under 279 in their final round at the par-71 Trinity Forest Golf Club. That lifted Pepperdine from 13th place to an 11th-place finish with a total of 868.

Pepperdine LogoPLAYER SCORES

  • Junior Sahith Theegala (Chino Hills, Calif./Diamond Bar HS) was the Waves’ top finisher in a tie for 24th place with a 1-over 215 (70-74-71). His even-par round included three birdies. He was one off the tournament lead with a total of 14 birdies for the event.

  • Sophomore Joshua McCarthy (Danville, Calif./De La Salle HS) improved his score each day and he wound up in a tie for 29th at 216 (73-72-71). He had four birdies during his even-par round.

  • Sophomore Clay Feagler (Laguna Niguel, Calif./Dana Hills HS) made a big jump thanks to a 3-under 68, moving him up 21 spots on the leaderboard and into a tie for 36th at 217 (74-75-68). He had four birdies and just one bogey during his final round.

  • Freshman RJ Manke (Lakewood, Wash./Bellarmine Preparatory School), making his college debut, also had his best round of the three with a 2-under 69. He tied for 49th at 220 (75-76-69). He had three birdies and one bogey on Tuesday.

  • Sophomore Hunter Epson (Long Beach, Calif./Wilson HS) tied for 69th at 228 (78-76-74).

Pepperdine LogoUP NEXT

The Waves’ third tournament of the fall is the Alister MacKenzie Invitational on October 9 and 10 in Fairfax, California.

Pepperdine LogoTHE NUMBERS

Team Scores: 1. Florida 275-285-275=835; T2. Auburn 278-282-285=845; T2. Texas Tech 284-284-277=845; 4. Texas 276-292-279=847; 5. USC 282-284-283=849; T6. North Texas 283-281-287=851; T6. Clemson 285-290-276=851; 8. Oregon 283-284-293=860; 9. Iowa 290-286-287=863; 10. Kansas State 296-290-281=867; 11. Pepperdine 292-297-279=868; 12. SMU 292-286-296=874; 13. Ball State 288-293-295=876.

Top Individuals: 1. Justin Suh (USC) 67-69-67=203; 2. Gordon Neale (Florida) 71-72-63=206; T3. Andy Zhang (Florida) 69-71-67=207; T3. Brandon Mancheno (Auburn) 68-68-71=207; T3. Kyle Cottam (Clemson) 71-69-67=207.

Pepperdine Scores: T24. Sahith Theegala 70-74-71=215; T29. Joshua McCarthy 73-72-71=216; T36. Clay Feagler 74-75-68=217; T49. RJ Manke 75-76-69=220; T69. Hunter Epson 78-76-74=228.



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