Men's Golf Heads South for Inaugural Sycuan Invitational

Oct. 17, 2008

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University men'sgolf team travels to El Cajon, Calif., to participate in the inauguralSycuan Invitational, Monday...the two-day tournament begins at 7:30 a.m.with a shotgun start on the par-72, 6,687-yard Willow Glen golf course...the final 18 holes of play begin Tuesday at 7:30 a.m...the tournament marks the fifth of the season for the men and the second- to- last of the fall.

The Field: The Cougars are paired with a 20-team field including host San Diego State (No.34), Mountain West Conference teams Colorado State (No. 27), Air Force and Wyoming...Arkansas State, Army, Denver, Fresno State, George Mason, Hawaii, Idaho, Loyola Marymount, San Diego, San Jose State, UC Riverside, UTEP, UC Santa Barbara, Wichita State and Yale will also participate. The Cougars are the only team from the Pacific-10 Conference...rankings according to golfweek.com.

Traveling for the Cougars: Six Cougars are making the trek to California for the Sycuan Invitational...the Cougar contingent includes juniors Kevin Tucker, Austin Hurt, Nick Grigsby and sophomores Nick Ellis and Xavier Dailly...competing as an individual is redshirt freshman Ryan Jones, who is making his first collegiate appearance this week.

Last Time Out: The Cougar men were led by junior Kevin Tucker who grabbed the first win of his WSU career at the Desert Intercollegiate...the Cougar contingent shot a final-round 294 to move up two places. The men finished with a final team score of 896 (+32) and in sole possession of fifth place, ahead of Pac-10 Conference foe Arizona.

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