Ellis Records Ace at U.S. Intercollegiate

April 18, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. - Sophomore Nick Ellis recorded a hole-in-one, while freshman Trent Sanders and junior Kevin Tucker lead the Washington State men's golf team after the first two rounds of play at the U.S. Intercollegiate, Saturday.

Sanders and Tucker are each currently in a tie for 22nd place after posting two-round scores of 139 (-1) at the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford University Golf Course. Each recorded a round of 67 (-3) on the first day, Tucker in the opening round and Sanders in the second round.

Sophomore Nick Ellis posted a 78(+8) in the first round and fired a 68 (-2) in the second round to finish with a two-round score of (246, +6).

'Tucker and Sanders played very well, and Ellis had a great comeback this afternoon, including a hole-in-one on No. 8 in the afternoon round!' said WSU Head Coach Walt Williams.

Wrapping up the Cougar scorers are junior Austin Hurt and freshman Paul Mitzel, who each posted two-round scores of 157 (+17).

The Cougars posted a combined team score of 577 (+17) after two rounds of play, and are currently in 14th place.

'We have to play well all the way through the lineup to make a run at this strong field,' Williams said. 'Unfortunately today we weren't able to do that. We get to try again tomorrow!'

U.S. Intercollegiate
April 18-19, 2009
Stanford Golf Course
Par 70, 6,727 yards
Results after Round Two of Three

WSU Results: T22. Trent Sanders (72-67-139, -1), T22. Kevin Tucker (67-72-139, -1), T62. Nick Ellis (78-68-246, +6), T89. Austin Hurt (79-78-157, +17), T89. Paul Mitzel (75-82-157, +17).

Team Results: 1. Washington (537, -23), 2. USC (545, -15), 3. Arizona State (549, -11), 4. UCLA (550, -10), 5. Stanford (551, -9), 6. Texas (558, -2), T7. California (559, -1), T7. Oregon (559, -1), T9. UC Irvine (561, +1), 11. Pepperdine (564, +4), 12. Oregon State (568, +7), 13. Northwestern (571, +11), 14. WSU (577, +17), T15. Santa Clara (586,+26), T15. Chico State (586, +26), 17. St. Andrews (611, +51).

Top Five Individuals: T1. Tze Huang Choo, Washington (65-65-130, -10),2. Matthew Giles, USC (68-63-131, -9), 3. Steve Ziegler, Stanford (68-66-134, -6), T4. Five players tied at 135 (-5).

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