Men's Golf Heads South for Desert Intercollegiate

Oct. 1, 2008

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University men's golf team travels south to Palm Desert, Calif., to participate in the Desert Intercollegiate...the two-day tournament begins Saturday on the par-72, 7,305-yard Classic Club Golf Course (host site of the PGA's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic)...the tournament marks the fourth of the season for the men and the second to last of the fall.

The Field: The Cougars are paired with an 18-team field consisting of Pacific-10 rivals Arizona and Oregon State...also participating in the tournament are host school Wyoming, Boise State, Colorado State (No. 27), Denver, Gonzaga, Idaho, Long Beach State, UMKC, Northern Colorado, Portland, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, Utah Valley and Weber State...rankings according to golfweek.com.

Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars are making the trek to California for the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate...the Cougar contingent includes juniors Kevin Tucker and Austin Hurt, sophomores Nick Ellis and Xavier Dailly and freshman Trent Sanders.

Last Time Out: The Cougar men moved up one position in the final day of play to take seventh place at the Husky Invitational...the Cougar contingent finished the tournament with a combined score of 892 and only two strokes out of sixth place...the men were led by Austin Hurt, who finished the tournament in a tie for 16th place with a final score of 222 (+6).

--wsucougars.com--
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