WSU in Seventh at Border Olympics

March 13, 2009

Laredo,Texas - The Washington State men's golf team was led by sophomore Nick Ellis after two rounds today at the par-72, 7,125-yard Laredo Country Club. The Cougars posted a team score of 593, placing them in seventh place.

Ellis posted a 76 (+4) in the first round and then carded a 70 (-2) in the second round to finished day one in a tie for 12th place.

Freshman Trent Sanders finished day one in the top 25 for the Cougars. Sanders was even in the first round and carded a 76 (+4) in the second round to finish in a tie for 22nd place.

Freshman Paul Mitzel posted a two-round score of 149 (+5) to enter the final round in a tie for 30th place.

Wrapping up the Cougar scorers are juniors Kevin Tucker and Austin Hurt, who each finished in a tie for 60th place after posting a two-round score of 154 (+10).

'The top of the lineup struggled but the young guns kept us in the hunt!' said WSU Head Coach Walt Williams.

The Cougars posted a combined score of 299 in the first round and 294 in the second round.

'We are playing against a very strong field and are within striking distance of a nice finish,' said Williams.

The final round results will be posted at www.wsucougars.com

Border Olympics

March 13-14, 2009

Laredo Country Club

Par 72, 7,125 yards

Results after Round One of Two

WSU Results: T12. Nick Ellis (76-70-146, +2), T22. Trent Sanders (72-76-148, +4), T30. Paul Mitzel (75-74-149, +5), T60. Kevin Tucker (76-78-154, +10), T60. Austin Hurt (80-74-154, +10).

Team Results: 1. Baylor (579), 2. Louisville (585 ), 3. Arkansas (587), 4. UT-Arlington (588), T5. Notre Dame (592), T5. Texas State (592), T7. Lamar (593), T7. WSU (593), T7. Vanderbilt (593), 10. North Texas (597), 11. Arkansas Little Rock (600), 12. New Orleans (601), 13. Rice (603), 14. New Mexico State (608), 15. Houston Baptist (610), Houston (618).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Adam Hadwin, Louisville (70-68-138, -6), 2. Bobby Massa, UT-Arlington (66-73-139, -5), 3. Ethan Tracy, Arkansas (70-72-142, -2), 4. Tyler Matthews, Vanderbilt (71-72-143, -1), T5. Clark Kincaid, N.Texas (72-72-144, E)....four players tied at fifth.

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