Mar 21-The Pepperdine Waves took home both the men's and the women's WCC Player of the Month awards, as Pepperdine senior Katherine Hull and sophomore Michael Putnam earned the monthly honors.
Women??s Golf - Katherine Hull, Pepperdine
Katherine Hull helped to lead Pepperdine into the #1 spot in the current Golfweek/Sagarin and Golf World rankings. Hull lead the Waves to three wins in three tournaments during February and early March . The senior earned medalist honors by posting a 36-hole score of 598 and beating the runner-up by a five-stroke margin at the 18-team Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge. After helping the Waves win the 18-team Arizona Invitational, Hull made history at the San Jose State Spartan Invitational. The native of Australia opened the tournament with an NCAA-record round of 63, breaking her own personal mark of 64. She also won medalist honors with an NCAA-record total of 16-under par 200 after notching rounds of 63-71-66.
Men??s Golf - Michael Putnam, Pepperdine
Michael Putnam capped an outstanding month by helping Pepperdine to a #19 ranking by Golfweek and earning himself a #58 ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin individual poll. The sophomore finished in 19th place at one-under par to help Pepperdine snag third place in the 16-team PING Arizona Intercollegiate in February. At the Waikoloa Kings?? and Beach Courses, Putnam finished in a five-way tie for 11th place at three-under par 211, as the Waves tied for ninth place. The native of Tacoma, WA finished in a tie for third place at the 17-team USC/Cleveland Golf Southwestern Intercollegiate in early March, helping the Waves to a sixth-place finish.