Wedel of Pepperdine wins Warrior Invite

Frederick Wedel of Pepperdine claimed the first victory of his college career in record-setting fashion, winning the Warrior Invitational by three shots at Makai Golf Club in Princeville, Hawaii.

Wedel, a junior from the Woodlands, Texas, posted a score of 64-63-69–196, setting 36- and 54-hole school records to close out the Fall season. He also tied Michael Putnam’s Pepperdine mark with his 63 in the second round.

“I don’t really pay close attention to the records, but it’s really an honor,” said Wedel, who reached the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club before losing to eventual champion Gunn Yang of South Korea and San Diego State.

“My coaches and teammates instill a lot of confidence in me, and they are a big reason for (the records) this week.”

Grant Forrest of the University of San Diego shot 65-66-68–199 and tied for second with Ollie Schniederjans of Georgia Tech, who finished at 66-65-68–199.

Justin De Los Santos of Cal Poly (SLO) tied for 13th at 67-68-72–207, Alex Chiarella of San Diego tied for 19th at 66-72-72–210 and Zach Smith of  UC San Diego totaled 72-72-70–212 to wind up in a tie for 24th that included Camden Price of Cal Poly, who came in at 67-71-74–212.

Georgia Tech coasted to the team title at 272-273-264–809, followed by Arizona State at 277-272-275–824 and Louisville at 283-269-274–826.

San Diego finished sixth at 274-284-283–841, Cal Poly was ninth at 290-282-288–850, Pepperdine wound up 10th at 286-279-287–852, UC Santa Barbara finished 12th at 294-287-291–872 and San Francisco came in 14th at 298-293-292–883.

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