Player: Roy Cootes

2017-Roy  Cootes
Hometown: Rolling Hills, CA
University: Pepperdine University
Area of Study: Advertising
Expected Graduation: 2019
Soldier Honored:

2016-17 (Sophomore)


  • Earned GCAA/PING All-Region and All-WCC first team honors as a sophomore
  • Averaged 72.14 strokes, #10 on the Waves' single-season list
  • Had 20 below-par rounds, #4 on Pepperdine's single-season list
  • Led the team with six top-10 finishes being in the lineup for all 14 tournaments and 43 rounds
  • Tied for third at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate with a 7-under 206 (67-68-71)
  • Tied for sixth at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with a 10-under 203 (69-66-68)
  • Tied for sixth at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational with a 7-under 209 (69-69-71)
  • Tied for seventh at the NCAA Stanford Regional with a 3-under 207 (70-70-67)
  • Had nine rounds in the 60s, including a season-best 5-under 66 in the second round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational
  • Was the top-finishing Wave three times, including at the WCC Championships.

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Had an outstanding freshman season that resulted in All-WCC honorable mention status
  • Led the team with 39 rounds played, averaging 72.54 strokes (then-#13 on the Waves' single-season list and #2 on the freshman chart)
  • Had three top-10 and six top-20 finishes in 13 tournaments
  • Posted 15 below-par rounds, tied for ninth in school single-season history and second among freshmen
  • Tied for eighth with a 10-under 203 (65-72-66) at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, the second-best score ever for a Pepperdine freshman
  • Tied for 14th at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational with a 5-under 211 (69-64-78). Had the Waves' best single round of the season there (and tied for third-best all-time), an 8-under 64 in the second round
  • The 8-under in Hawaii and a 6-under at the MacKenzie also rank second and tied for third on Pepperdine's freshman 18-hole records list
  • Tied for ninth at the WCC Championships with an even-par 216 (69-77-70).


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