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Pepperdine Places 10th at John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

Feb. 20, 2007

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. -

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Behind freshman Carl Smith's 2-under par 70, the Pepperdine men's golf team carded a final-round 2-over par 290 to finish with a 54-hole score of 46-over par 910 and in 10th place at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational that concluded Tuesday at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The Waves' third-round total was the second-lowest of the day behind Alabama's 1-under par score of 287. The Crimson Tide finished with a 17-over par total of 881 to register a 10-shot victory over Vanderbilt and Coastal Carolina. The Commodores and Chanticleers each concluded play at 27-over par 891.

Alabama-Birmingham, Central Florida, UCLA and Georgia State tied for fourth place with scores of 35-over par 899.

UCLA's Kevin Chappell, who shared the first-round lead with Pepperdine freshman Shane Mason, claimed individual medalist honors with a 2-under total of 214 to record a one-shot victory over Vanderbilt's Jon Curran.

Pepperdine junior Colin Wilcox finished as the top individual performer for the Waves as he tied for eighth with a 6-over par score of 222. Wilcox carded a final-round 1-under 71.

Mason shot a third-round total of 3-over par 75 to tie for 11th place and equal his career-best finish. The Waves' rookie also tied for 11th at the William Tucker Intercollegiate in his collegiate debut in September.

Smith's final-round 70 helped him move up 20 spots in the standings to tie for 51st with a 16-over par total of 232. Juniors Jesse Barnsley and Eric Shriver tied for 63rd and 72nd, respectively.

Pepperdine is off until March 5 when it opens play at the USC Ashworth Intercollegiate at North Ranch Country Club in nearby Westlake Village.