Men's Golf to Open 2005-06 Season at Northwest Collegiate Classic

Sept. 15, 2005

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team will be traveling to Corvallis, Ore. September 19 to open up the 2005-06 fall season at the Northwest Collegiate Classic held at the 72-par Trysting Tree Golf Course...the 54 hole two day tournament consists of 36 holes on Monday, September 19 with the final 18 holes on Tuesday, September 20.

The Field: The 15 team field will include: Cal Poly SLO, Cal State Northridge, Long Beach State, New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, University of the Pacific, Portland, St. Mary's, San Diego, San Jose State, Texas-Arlington, UC Irvine, Wichita State and Washington State.

Williams, On The Trysting Tree Golf Course: 'We have been there a lot of times with both the men's and women's teams, so we are pretty familiar with the course. It's a very good golf course with very tough greens with a lot of undulation. Outside of the tricky greens, the course is very straight forward.'

Head Coach Walt Williams, On Team: 'I'm very encouraged by how the men are playing. They're very experienced and seem a lot smarter and a little tougher.'

Cougars Dominate Championship Again: Redshirt junior Jordan Madison captured the 104th Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship title becoming the second consecutive Cougar to win the tournament...tournament was held at Oakbrook Golf and Country Club in Lakewood, Wash., July 11-16...Madison was paired with University of Washington's Travis Andrews for the championship round...the two exchanged the lead three times during the first round which concluded with Andrews ahead by one stroke...Madison took charge in the second round by winning four consecutive holes...his birdie on the 14th gave him a four up advantage and with both players making par on the 15th, Madison clinched the title...redshirt senior David Fern won the tournament in 2004.

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