Pepperdine Captures Waves Challenge In Historic Fashion
Theegala Has Historic Tournament In Waves' Win
SOMIS, California – Sahith Theegala posted the most dominant individual victory in Pepperdine history, while the men’s golf team cruised to a record-setting 37-stroke victory in its own Waves Challenge on Tuesday.
Theegala shot 11-under and crushed the field with a school-record 16-shot margin of victory, which led to his second college win. The Waves finished with a two-day total of a 13-over 877 (297-297-283) at the par-72 Saticoy Country Club, far ahead of second-place UC Santa Barbara (914).
This was Pepperdine’s first team victory of the season and the first since last spring’s Southwestern Invitational. The Waves’ previous record for margin of victory was 33 strokes at the 2002 West Coast Conference Championships (head coach Michael Beard was a member of that team).
Monday was played under hot and extremely windy conditions. Tuesday was much calmer as teams finished the second round and played the third round. After average scores of 81.6 and 80.3 in the first two rounds, the average third-round score was 76.8.