US Intercollegiate Up Next For Cougars

April 18, 2002

On The Tee This Week:
At US Intercollegiate
April 20-21
Stanford Golf Course
Stanford, Calif.
Par 71, 6,835 yards

What's Happening: The Washington State men's golf team plays its final tournament before the Pacific-10 Conference Championships at the US Intercollegiate, April 20-21, at the par-71, 6,835 yard, Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, Calif. After this weekend's tournament, the Cougars head to Corvallis, Ore., for the Pac-10 Championships, April 26-28.

The Field: The Cougars are part of a 16-team field which includes host Stanford, UC Irvine, Oregon, UCLA, USC, San Francisco, California, Pacific, Texas Tech, Long Beach State, Portland, San Jose State, San Diego State, Santa Clara and San Diego.

In The Rankings: The Cougars' success on the course has not gone unnoticed in the national rankings as the Cougars hold down the No. 17 position in the latest Golfstat rankings. In addition, The Cougars are No. 26 in the Precept Coaches' poll and No. 28 in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll.

Heading The Nation's Leaderboard: The Cougars lead the nation in fairways hit (.761), greens in regulation (.689) and par 4 scoring (4.08), according to Golfstat. In addition, WSU is second in par 5 scoring (4.74), third in total short game (.576) and fifth in subpar strokes per round (3.40).

Dustin White is second in the nation in par 5 scoring, fifth in subpar strokes per round 4.39 and ninth in par 4 scoring (4.01). Jon Reehoorn is sixth in total short game (.671).

Reehoorn Sets Record: A trio of Washington State players - led by a fifth place effort from Jon Reehoorn - finished in the top-16 as the Cougar men's golf team posted a third place finish in the Shocker Classic at the par 71, 6,671 yard Crestview Country Club South Course, April 9.

Reehoorn carded rounds of 71-70-73 to complete the 54-hole tournament at 214 (+1). Reehoorn's top-10 finish marked the 13th of his career as well as his 26th career top-25 effort, setting a school mark in both categories.

Junior Dustin White finished in a tie for 12th with a score of 220 (+7). White has not finished out of the top-24 in any of the 11 tournaments he has participated in this season.Not far behind was sophomore Isaac Woods, who posted his fifth straight top-25 effort of the spring by finishing in a tie for 16th at 222 (+9). Senior Jeremy Taylor finished in a tie for 27th.

Pinnacle Of Success: In the 11 tournaments the Cougars have competed in during the 2001-02 season, WSU has finished either first, second or third in nine events.

The 18-stroke win at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, March 5 marked the Cougars third tournament victory of the 2001-02 season, and their second consecutive triumph of the spring season. WSU began the spring schedule with a victory at in the Inland Collegiate Challenge, Feb. 18, marking the fourth consecutive victory by the Cougars in that tournament.

WSU began the spring schedule picking up right where it left off from the fall season. The Cougars did not finish lower than sixth in any of the six tournaments the team competed in over the fall schedule. WSU secured a victory at the Vandal Fall Invitational, Sept. 25, and finished second at the Northwest Classic, Sept. 11 and the Husky Invitational, Oct. 2. In addition, the team finished third at the Wolf Pack Classic, Oct. 9.

Reehoorn Captures Duck Invite: Senior Jon Reehoorn captured individual medalist honors by firing a final-round 67, helping the Cougars to a second-place finish at the Oregon Duck Invitational, March 26.

Reehoorn, who was one stroke off the lead after the first day of the event, went five under par in the final round to take a two-shot victory over Scott Gordon of UC Davis. It was Reehoorn's first individual win since the Inland Collegiate Challenge in March of 1999.

'Jon played awesome,' WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said. 'He was in third place entering today and really turned in a good performance going 10-under for the tournament.'

Reehoorn is the third Cougar to win a tournament this year. Dustin White captured the Coastal Carolina Invitational earlier this month, while sophomore Isaac Woods won the Inland Collegiate Challenge to begin the spring season.

White Hot: Dustin White's victory at South Carolina, March 5, shot the junior up the Golfstat Cup standings as well as earning the Pueblo West, Colo., native national recognition. White earned 'College Player of the Week' honors by Golfworld for the March 15 issue.Coming into the Coastal Carolina Invitational White was 47th in the Golfstat rankings but vaulted to 13th position after his victory.

In recording his first career win, White bested a field that featured six golfers ranked in the top 50 in that week's Golfstat poll. White has recorded four consecutive top-12 finishes and has not finished out of the top 24 in any of the 11 tournaments he has competed in this season.

Aces In Nevada: In the morning's opening round of the University of Nevada Wolf Pack Classic, Oct. 9, WSU recorded a score of 270, shattering the previous single round team scoring record of 276 set in 1998 and 2001. In that record opening round in Nevada, all five Cougars - Jon Reehoorn (66), Dustin White (67), Ryan Camp (68), Isaac Woods (69), and Jeremy Taylor (69) - posted scores in the 60's.

Golfstat National Rankings
Golfstat Cup:
18. Dustin White
60. Jon Reehoorn
232. Isaac Woods
Par 5 Scoring:
2. Dustin White 4.50
Subpar Strokes Per Round:
5. Dustin White 4.39
Total Short Game:
6. Jon Reehoorn .671
Par 4 Scoring:
9. Dustin White 4.01
Overall Ranking:
17. Washington State
Par 4 Scoring:
1. Washington State 4.08
Fairways Hit:
1. Washington State .761
Greens In Regulation:
1. Washington State .689
Par 5 Scoring:
2. Washington State 4.74
Total Short Game:
3. Washington State .586
Subpar Strokes Per Round:
5. Washington State 3.40

2002 Individual Tournament Wins
Isaac Woods (E) Inland Collegiate Challenge, Feb. 18
Dustin White (-12) Coastal Carolina Invitational, March 5
Jon Reehoorn (-10) Duck Invitational, March 26

WSU Career Top 10 Finishes1.	Jon Reehoorn	131. 	Chris Jorgensen	12	Dustin White	12

WSU Career Top 25 Finishes1. Jon Reehoorn 262. Chris Jorgensen 253. Dustin White 204. Jeremy Taylor 145. Isaac Woods 13
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