Player: Sahith Theegala

2017-Sahith Theegala
Hometown: Chino Hills, CA
University: Pepperdine University
Expected Graduation: 2019
Soldier Honored: Derek Argel


  • After two seasons has the best scoring average (71.00) in Pepperdine history

  • Already sixth on the Waves' all-time below-par rounds list with 38

  • In 26 career tournaments, has 19 top-20 finishes and seven top-10 results.

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Earned GCAA/PING All-American third team status and Golfweek All-American honorable mention honors as a sophomore

  • The WCC Co-Player of the Year and an All-WCC first team and GCAA/PING All-West Region selection

  • A semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award

  • Ranked #16 nationally by Golfstat and #33 by Golfweek/Sagarin

  • Scoring average of 70.95 ranks second in Pepperdine single-season history

  • His 21 below-par rounds rank third and his 12 top-20 finishes tied for fourth

  • Also had five top-10 finishes, including his first college win at the Waves' own Southwestern Invitational

  • Shot a 10-under 206 (66-66-74) to win by one stroke

  • Played in all 14 tournaments and 43 rounds

  • Fifth place at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational with an 8-under 208 (72-69-67)

  • Fifth place at the Arizona Intercollegiate (71-74-69=214)

  • Tied for 12th at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with an 8-under 205 (64-67-74)

  • Tied for 28th at the WCC Championships (70-78-70=218)

  • Tied for fourth place at the NCAA Stanford Regional with a 4-under 206 (71-68-67)

  • Tied for 19th place at the NCAA Championships with an even-par 288 (71-71-71-75) for the Waves' best finish at the NCAA Championship since 2005

  • Recorded at least one below-par round in 12 of 14 tournaments and had at least two of them eight times

  • Best round was a 7-under 64 in the first round of the Alister MacKenzie, tying the eighth-best round in program history

  • Had 11 rounds in the 60s

  • Had a score of 12-under after 36 holes of the Southwestern Invitational (#2 in program history) and an 11-under at the Alister MacKenzie (tied for #3)

  • Was the top-finishing Wave at eight tournaments

  • Named the WCC's Golfer of the Month for both February and March.

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Had arguably the best freshman season of any player in Pepperdine history

  • Was named the WCC Freshman of the Year and made the PING All-West Region team and the All-WCC first team

  • Ranked #100 nationally by both Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin

  • His scoring average of 71.06 was then-fourth in Pepperdine single-season history and beat the previous best by any freshman by two full strokes

  • Had 17 below-par rounds (more than half of his rounds), another freshman record and then tied for fourth on the Waves' full single-season list

  • Played in 12 tournaments (32 rounds) and had two top-10 and seven top-20 finishes

  • Led the Waves, or shared the team lead, four times

  • Finished with a 54-hole score of 5-under three times

  • Tied for fourth place with a 5-under 211 at the Bill Cullum Invitational (75-66-70)

  • Tied for 10th at the Southwestern Jones Invitational with a 1-under 215 (70-68-77)

  • Tied for 13th at the 3M Augusta Intercollegiate with a 3-under 213 (69-73-71)

  • Tied for 18th place at the NCAA Franklin Regional with a 5-under 211 (70-70-71).

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