Men's Golf Heads West for Husky Invitational

Sept. 27, 2007

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team travels to Bremerton, Wash., this week to compete in the Husky Invitational...the tournament will be held at the par 72, 7,061-yard Gold Mountain Golf Club...the event consists of 54-holes of medal play with team and individual titles at stake...the two-day tournament will begin Monday at 7:30 a.m. from the first and 10th tees with 36 holes of play...the final 18-holes will begin at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday.

The Field: The field of 13 pairs Washington State with Pacific-10 Conference rivals California, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington...the remaining eight teams include BYU, UC Davis, Fresno State, Idaho, New Mexico, Pacific, Pepperdine and San Diego State.

Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars will be traveling west over the mountains to take a swing at victory in Bremerton...the Cougar contingent includes freshmen Nick Ellis and Xavier Dailly and sophomores Nick Grigsby, Austin Hurt and Kevin Tucker.

NCAA Preparation: The Cougar men hope to gain much-needed experience at the Gold Mountain Country Club as this course will also be the site of the 2008 NCAA Men's Golf West Regional...the course has also played host to the U.S. Amateur Public Links (2006) and the Washington State Amateur and U.S. Open Section qualifying (both in 2007).

Last Time Out: The Cougar men finished in sixth place at the OSU Giustina Memorial Classic Sept. 18th...with help from young Cougar standouts, the men fired a three-round total of 860 (-4) at the par-72, 7,030-yard Trysting Tree Golf Club...the Cougar men were led by sophomore Nick Grigsby, who finished in a tie for eighth, and freshman Nick Ellis, who finished tied for 14th.

Last Year at the Husky Invitational: With a strong final-round performance from Grigsby, the Cougar men placed fifth with a three-round total of 881...senior Jordan Mason led the Cougars with his 1-under par total of 215...Grigsby's final round score of 67 put him in a tie for 23rd with teammate Chris Collins as each finished with two-day totals of 220.

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