In its first play of the season, the Husky Invitational, men’s golf finished 13th out of the 15 participating teams. The tournament took place at the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bermerton, Wash., Sept. 16 and 17.
The Waves settled above Pacific and Utah with a team score of 29-over at 893. Host team University of Washington dominated, securing the top spot outright, 17-under at 847.
Senior Jeremy Sanders tied for 20th (72-70-76). Falling behind Sanders, sophomore Nick Thomas tied for 32nd, senior Parker Page tied for 54th, sophomore Frederick Wendel came in at 64th and junior Kevin DeHuff at 71st.
“It felt great to get out on the course and play with the team again. It is something we all had been looking forward to all summer,” DeHuff wrote to the Graphic. “We all know that we could of have played a lot better, and we all know what we need to work on in order to get better.”
DeHuff says the team already has goals set for the season, such as to finish in the Top-50 College Golf rankings and to win at least one tournament.
The Allister MacKenzie Invitational marks the second tournament for the team in Sonoma, Calif., Oct. 14 and 15.
“I know I need to work on my short game around the greens and my putting. We all have different things we need to work on,” DeHuff wrote.
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As published in the Sept. 19 issue of the Pepperdine Graphic.