WSU in Fourth at Argonaut Invitational

March 2, 2009

PENSACOLA, Fla.- The Washington State men's golf team was led by freshman Paul Mitzel after two rounds today at the par-72, 6,815-yard Pensacola Country Club. The Cougars posted a team score of 582 (+6), placing them in fourth place and three strokes out of first place.

In his first collegiate event, Mitzel was even in the first round and then carded a 70 (-2) in the second round. He posted a two-round score of 142 (-2) to enter the final day in sole possession of fourth place.

'Mitzel pulled off his redshirt and played fantastic and is in fourth individually with a bogey-free second round,' said WSU Head Coach Walt Williams.

Junior Kevin Tucker finished in a tie for fifth place after a two-round score of 143 (-1). Junior Austin Hurt carded a 73 (+1) in the second round and finished in a tie for 29th place.

Sophomore Nick Ellis and freshman Trent Sanders each finished in a tie for 37th place after posting a two-round score of 152 (+8).

The Cougars posted a combined score of 296 in the first round and 286 in the second round.

'We played really well in the afternoon round, 'said Williams. 'We tied for low afternoon round and are in the hunt only three back of the lead.'

Argonaut InvitationalMarch 2-3, 2009Pensacola Country ClubPar 72, 6,815 yardsResults after Round One of Two

WSU Results: 4. Paul Mitzel (72-70-142, -2), T5. Kevin Tucker (73-70-143, -1), T29. Austin Hurt (77-73-150, +6), T37. Nick Ellis (74-78-152, +8), T37. Trent Sanders (79-72-152, +8)

Team Results: T1. Virginia (579, +3), T1. Liberty (579, +3), 3. Air Force (581, +5), 4. WSU (582, +6), 5. James Madison (586, +10), 6. Western Carolina (596, +20), 7. West Florida (600, +24), 8. Ohio (604, +28) 9. Samford (606, +30), 10. Houston Baptist (609 +33), 11. Army (622, +46)

Top Five Individuals: 1. Tom Whitney, Air Force (69-66-135, -9), T2. Kyle Scott, West Florida (73-68-141, -3), T2. Will Collins, Virginia (73-68-141, -3), 4. Paul Mitzel, WSU (72-70-142, -2), T5. Fielding Brewbaker, James Madison (72-71-143, -1), T5. Kevin Tucker, WSU (73-70-143, -1).

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