Cougars Grand At Grande Dunes

March 5, 2002

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --- Washington State junior Dustin White scorched the Grande Dunes Resort with a three-round, school record 204 to boost the Cougars to the team medal at the Coastal Carolina Invitational.

White, who finished second at the Vandal Invitational in September, earned his first tournament victory by shooting a 12-under 68-69-67---204, and stretching his lead to seven strokes over Brendon De Jonge of Virginia Tech during the 36 hole finale on Tuesday.

'Dustin played really well,' WSU head coach Walt Williams said. 'He was spectacular all week and came out here and won.'

Though it was White's first career victory, the Cougars have captured three tournaments this season, including two-straight. The win should also boost their No. 37 Golfweek/Sagarin national ranking, as WSU shot past top 50 teams in Virginia Tech, Southern Methodist, and Mississippi.

'I'm kind of surprised that we played this well this early,' Williams said. 'I didn't know how well we would play, but we beat a very good team in Virginia Tech by 21 shots. It's a pleasant surprise.'

The Cougars were bolstered by solid play top to bottom. Sophomore Isaac Woods joined White in the top 10, firing a 218 and tying for ninth with Tyler McKeever of Georgia Southern.

Senior captains Jon Reehoorn and Jeremy Taylor tied for 15th with a pair of 220's. Taylor's third-round 69 helped him climb 20 spots up the leader board on Tuesday.

'Jeremy (Taylor) hit the ball really well, he hit 16 greens. He was really solid striking the ball today,' Williams said. 'Jon (Reehoorn) played very consistent. He is as steady as anybody can be.'

Sophomore Ryan Camp carded a 229 and tied for 52nd.

The Cougars' next test will be at the Bearkat Classic in Montgomery, Texas March 18-19.

WSU RESULTS		                    289-292-280---8611.	Dustin White		              68-69-67---204 *T9.	Isaac Woods		              72-75-71---218T15.	Jon Reehoorn		              74-73-73---220T15.	Jeremy Taylor                      76-75-69---220T52.	Ryan Camp		                        75-75-79---229*54-hole school record

TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS1.	Dustin White, Washington State	    68-69-67---2042.	Brendon De Jonge, Virginia Tech	    71-73-67---2113.	Rafael Vera, Coastal Carolina	    72-68-73---2134.	Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt		    73-70-71---214	Matt Davidson, Furman		    71-72-71---214


1.Washington State (861) 2. Southern Methodist (879) 3. Virginia Tech (882) 4. Coastal Carolina (883) 5. Furman (887) 6. Vanderbilt (889) 7. Texas A&M (892) 8. Mississippi, Georgia Southern (893) 10. Virginia Commonwealth (897) 11. Southern Mississippi (899) 12. East Carolina (900) 13. Wofford (901) 14. Georgia State (903) 15. Old Dominion (911) 16. Idaho (920) 17. Belmont Abbey (965)

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