WSU in Sixth at Duck Invitational

March 23, 2009

EUGENE, Ore.- The Washington State men's golf team was led by sophomore Nick Ellis after two rounds today at the par-72, 7,033-yard Eugene Country Club. The Cougars posted a team score of 600, placing them in a tie for sixth place.

Ellis posted a 70 (-2) in the first round and then carded a 77 (+5) in the second round to finish day one in a tie for 14th place.

Junior Kevin Tucker finished day one only two strokes out of the top 25. Tucker posted a 75 (+3) in the first round and a 76 (+4) in the second round for a two-round score 151 (+7).

Junior Austin Hurt and freshman Paul Mitzel each posted a two-round score of 154 (+10).

Wrapping up the Cougar scorers are freshman Trent Sanders and Junior Nick Grigsby. Sanders posted a two-round score of 155 (+11). Grigsby competed as an individual and shot a 76 (+4) in each round and enters the final round only three strokes out of the top 25.

The Cougars posted a combined score of 291 in the first round and 309 in the second round.

'We played great in the morning and then in the afternoon everything that could go wrong...did!' said WSU Head Coach Walt Williams. 'We are looking to play well tomorrow and finish in the top five.'

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

Oregon Duck InvitationalMarch 23-24, 2009Eugene Country ClubPar 72, 7,033 yardsResult after Round Two of Three

WSU Results: T14. Nick Ellis (70-77-147, +3), T32. Kevin Tucker (75-76-151, +7), T44. Paul Mitzel (72-82-154, +10), T44. Austin Hurt (74-80-154, +10), T49. Trent Sanders (79-76-155, +11), T36.*Nick Grigsby (76-76-152, +8).

Team Results: 1. Washington (581, +5), 2. Oregon State (588, +12), 3. Oregon (590, +14), 4. Pepperdine (593, +17), 5. Colorado (595, +19), T6. WSU (600, +24) , T6. UAB (600, +24), T8. Idaho (603. +27), T8. UC Davis (603, +27), 10. St. Mary's (613, +37), 11. Portland (614, +13), T12. Pacific (615, +39), T12. Utah (615, +16).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Jack Dukeminier, Oregon (69-73-142, +1), 2. Nick Taylor, Washington (70-73-143, -1), T3. Josh Anderson, Pepperdine (72-72-144, E), T3. Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine (74-70-144, E), T6. Sean Maekewa, Oregon (71-74-145, +1)...plus four more players

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