Cougar Men Shoot For Another High Finish At Ernest F. Lied Classic
Oct. 3, 2003
What's Up This Week: The Cougar men's golf team travels to Reno, Nev. for the Ernest F. Lied Wolf Pack Classic that takes place Oct. 6-7 at the Wolf Run Golf Course, a par 72 and 7,100 yard course...teams will tee off for the shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. both mornings...the first 36 holes will be played Monday, with the final 18 being played Tuesday for a total of 54.
Field: The 17 team field consists of Boise State, Denver, Hawaii, Lamar, Louisiana-Monroe, Nevada, New Mexico State, Northern Colorado, Rhode Island, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, UTEP, Washington State, Wichita State, and Wyoming.
Last Week Results: The Cougars recorded two top five finishes last week...the team brought home a third place trophy in the Northwest Collegiate Classic Sept. 25-26 at Corvallis, Ore. and finished tied for fourth in the Opus Northwest Husky Invitational Sept. 29-30 at Bremerton, Wash...redshirt freshman Jordan Madison posted two top 10 finishes with a seventh place finish at Corvallis and a fifth place tie at Bremerton...senior Isaac Woods earned his first top 10 finish of the year placing sixth at Corvallis...freshman Kevin Chen posted his first career top 10 finish with a seventh place tie at Bremerton.
Head Coach Walt Williams On The Ernest F. Lied Wolf Pack Classic And Team: 'This is going to be another good test for us to see how we compare to some regional teams. The course isn't tremendously difficult and doesn't play too long. The greens are difficult and last time we were there the wind was blowing pretty good. Ryan Camp, Isaac Woods, Jordan Madison, Kevin Chen, and Matt Fladwood will be making the trip. We have a very young team, but seniors Camp and Woods are doing a great job leading the team and encouraging the younger players. Madison is one of the straightest players I've seen. He's fun to watch and works hard. Chen is showing flashes of brilliance. All five guys have potential to shoot low scores.'
Young Guns On Fire: For the first time in William's era, the team will be sending three freshmen along with two seniors to a tournament...Madison has posted three consecutive top 10 finishes in his first three career collegiate tournaments and is averaging a 71.9 scoring average per round...Chen fired a career low 70 in the third round last week at Bremerton...Fladwood has made every trip with the team thus far this season.