Men's Golf Competes at San Diego Classic
The Waves are coming off a sixth-place finish at their own Jones Invitational.
March 8, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine men's golf team plays its fourth of six regular-season tournaments in the spring next week when the Waves compete at the Lamkin San Diego Classic.
EVENT INFO - The tournament will be held at the par-72, 7,033-yard San Diego Country Club, located in Chula Vista, Calif. Teams will play 36 holes on Monday (March 10) and the final 18 holes on Tuesday (March 11). Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.
FIELD - Pepperdine is one of 13 teams in the field, which also includes co-hosts San Diego and San Diego State, Cal State San Marcos, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Saint Joseph's, Seattle, UC Irvine, USC, Utah and Wake Forest.
PEPPERDINE LINEUP - Pepperdine will send the following six players to San Diego: senior Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, Calif./New Community Jewish HS/Redlands), junior Kevin DeHuff (Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic HS), sophomores David Pelekoudas (Irvine, Calif./University HS/Orange Coast CC), Nick Thomas (Westlake Village, Calif./Chaminade College Prep/California) and Frederick Wedel (The Woodlands, Texas/The Woodlands HS) and freshman Robin Kang (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./South Torrance HS). It has yet to be decided which five players will be in the lineup and which will play as an individual.
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.
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