Men's Golf Heads South for Border Olympics

March 11, 2009

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team travels to Laredo, Texas, for the Border Olympics, March 13-14...the 54-hole tournament will be played at the par-72, 7,125-yard Laredo Country Club...final results from each round will be posted at www.wsucougars.com.

The Field: The 16-team field pairs Washington State with host school Houston, as well as Arkansas, Baylor, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Louisville, New Mexico State, New Orleans, North Texas, Notre Dame, Rice, Texas State, Arkansas Little Rock, UT Arlington and Vanderbilt.

Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars will be traveling south to take a swing at victory in Texas...the Cougar contingent include juniors Kevin Tucker and Austin Hurt, sophomore Nick Ellis and freshmen Trent Sanders and Paul Mitzel.

Last Time Out: The Cougar men finished in third place at the Argonaut Invitational (March 2-3) after posting a final score of 288 (E) to move up one position...Kevin Tucker led WSU with a second-place finish, posting a final score of 211 (-5)...freshman Paul Mitzel played in his first collegiate event and finished tied for sixth with a score of 216 (E).

Last Year at the Border Olympics: The Cougars finished in 10th place...Kevin Tucker led the team finishing in a tie for 18th place, posting a final score of 221 (+5).

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