WSU Finishes Third at Stevinson Invite

April 7, 2009

STEVINSON, Calif. - The Washington State men's golf team finished in third place at the par-72, 7,142-yard Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, Tuesday. Freshman Trent Sanders finished tied for fifth to lead the Cougars at the event.

Sanders posted a 71 (-1) in the first round and was even in the second round. In the final round he posted a 73 (+1) for an even-par three-round score of 216.

Also finishing in the top 25 for the Cougars were sophomore Nick Ellis and junior Austin Hurt. Ellis and Hurt each finished tied for 13th place after posting three-round scores of 220(+4). Ellis now has six top 25 finishes and is one away from cracking the all-time single-season list. This was Hurt's seventh top 25 finish this season, tied for sixth on the all-time list.

Junior Kevin Tucker and sophomore Xavier Dailly, who competed as an individual, each posted three-round scores of 227 (+11). Freshman Paul Mitzel carded a 232 (+16).

The Cougars posted a team score of 879 (+15), one stroke behind host school Colorado, who finished in second.

Next up for the Cougars is the US Intercollegiate, April 18-19 in Stanford, Calif.Stevinson Ranch Invitational

April 6-7, 2009Stevinson Ranch Golf ClubPar 72, 7,142 yardsFinal Results

WSU Results: T5. Trent Sanders (71-72-73-216, E), T13. Nick Ellis (72-71-77-220, +4), T13. Austin Hurt (77-68-75-220, +4), T44. Kevin Tucker (76-77-74-227, +11), T63. Paul Mitzel (77-73-82-232, +16), *T44. Xavier Dailly (73-78-76-227, +11),

Team Results: 1. Nevada (869, +5), 2. Colorado (878, +14), 3. WSU (879, +15), 4. Loyola Marymount (880, +16), T5. San Francisco (889, +25), T5. CSU-Stanislaus (889, +25), T7. Liberty (890, +26), T7. Sacramento State (890, +26), T7. St. Mary's (890, +26), 10. Portland (896, +32), 11. South Dakota State (899, +35), 12. Missouri (903, +35), 13. UMKC (904, +40), 14. CSU-Bakersfield (908, +44), 15. Northern Colorado (927, +63), Colorado 'B' (916, +62).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Pat Grady, Colorado (69-68-71-208, -8), 2. Ryan Hallisey, Nevada (71-69-69-209, -7), 3. Derek Tolan, Colorado (72-72-70-214, -2), 4. Robert Karlsson, Liberty (75-69-71-215, -1), T5. Trent Sanders, WSU (71-72-73-216, E), T5. Grant Norton, Sacramento State (70-74-72-216, E), T5. Thomas Robertson, Portland (71-74-71-216, E).

*Individual

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