Cougar Men End First Day of Tournament in Seventh Place

April 23, 2007

EUGENE, Ore. -At the end of the first day of the Pacific-10 Championships, played on the par-72, 7,033 yard Eugene Country Club golf course, the Cougar men sit in a tie for seventh with Arizona.

After the first two rounds to play the Cougars ended with a team score of 733, just one stroke away from sixth place.

'The team played well today,' said Head Golf Coach Walt Williams. 'I'm very pleased with our performance after the first two rounds.'

Finishing on top for the Cougars were senior Chris Collins and redshirt senior Jordan Madison. Both players finished with a first day score of 143 (-1) and are tied for tenth. Collins posted a first round score of 71 followed by a 72 in the second, while Madison shot a 70 and a 73 respectively.

Finishing in the top-25 after day one was freshman Austin Hurt. With a first round score of 72 and a second round total of 73, Hurt completed the day with a 145(+1) and is in a tie for 23rd. In a tie for 52nd are freshman Nick Grigsby and junior Jordan Mason. Both ended the day with scores of 153 (+9).

'Collins, Madison and Hurt all played very well today,' Williams said. 'I am very pleased with their performances.'

Rounding out the Cougar lineup is freshman Kevin Tucker, who shot scores of 75 and 79 respectively, to earn a first day total of 154 (+10).

The men will continue third round play tomorrow morning, with the final round being played Wednesday, April 23.

WSU Results: T10. Chris Collins (71-72--143, -1), T10. Jordan Madison (70-73--143, -1), T23. Austin Hurt (72-73--145, +1), T52. Nick Grigsby (76-77--153, +9), T52. Jordan Mason (79-74--153, +9), T55. Kevin Tucker (75-79--154, +10)

Top Five Individuals1. Jamie Lovemark, USC (69-66--135, -9), T2. Rory Hie, USC (72-67--139, -5), T2. Niklas Lemke, Arizona State (69-70--139, -5), T4. Kevin Chappell, UCLA (71-69--140, -4), T4. Daniel Im, UCLA (71-69--140, -4)

Team Results: 1. USC (358-342--700), 2. UCLA (355-353--708), 3. Stanford (356-364--720), 4. Arizona State (356-366--722), 5. Washington (364-361--725), 6. University of Oregon (358-374--732), T7. Arizona (369-364--733), T7. WSU (367-366--733), 9. Oregon State (369-367--736), 10. California (371-370--741)
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