Pacific-10 Championships Ahead For Cougars

April 24, 2002

On The Tee This Week:
At Pac-10 Championships
April 25-27
Trysting Tree Golf Club
Corvallis, Ore.
Par 72, 7,022 yards

Cougars To Corvallis: The Washington State men's golf team begins its postseason at the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Golf Championships, April 25-27, at the par-72, 7,022 yard Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Ore. The tournament will consist of 72 holes with 36, Thursday and 18, Friday and Saturday. First round play begins Thursday at 7:30 a.m., with the second round scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. Play on Friday and Saturday will tee off at 8 a.m.

The Field: Of the 10 teams competing in the championships, eight are ranked among the top 50 in the nation according to Golfstat. Included in this group is (rank): USC (9), Washington (16), Washington State (17), Arizona (24), Oregon (36), Arizona State (37), UCLA (46) and Stanford (50). California (56) and Oregon State (81) round out the field.

In The Rankings: Along with their No. 17 position in the latest Golfstat rankings the Cougars are No. 26 in the Precept Coaches' poll and No. 28 in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll.

Two In The Top-50: The Cougars boast two players ranked within the nation's top-50 in the Golfstat Cup rankings. Junior Dustin White enters the Pac-10 Championship ranked 24th while senior Jon Reehoorn is 48th.

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 April 18 Golfstat rankings. 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).

Pinnacle Of Success: In the 12 tournaments the Cougars have competed in during the 2001-02 season, WSU has finished in the top-five in 11 with the lone exception being a sixth place finish at the Pacific Invitational, Oct. 23.

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 campaign. 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 commenced 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 was 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.

Reehoorn holds the school record in career top-10 finishes (14) and career top-25 efforts (27). In addition, Reehoorn, along with White, are tied with Chris Jorgensen for the school record in season top-25 finishes with 11.

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.

With eight top-10 finishes this season, White has established a school record for single-season top-10 efforts.

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:
24. Dustin White
48. Jon Reehoorn
247. Isaac Woods
Par 5 Scoring (As of 4/18):
2. Dustin White 4.50
Subpar Strokes Per Round(As of 4/18):
5. Dustin White 4.39
Total Short Game (As of 4/18):
6. Jon Reehoorn .671
Par 4 Scoring (As of 4/18):
9. Dustin White 4.01
Overall Ranking:
17. Washington State
Par 4 Scoring (As of 4/18):
1. Washington State 4.08
Fairways Hit (As of 4/18):
1. Washington State .761
Greens In Regulation (As of 4/18):
1. Washington State .689
Par 5 Scoring (As of 4/18):
2. Washington State 4.74
Total Short Game (As of 4/18):
3. Washington State .586
Subpar Strokes Per Round (As of 4/18):
5. Washington State 3.40

WSU Career Top 10 Finishes1.	Jon Reehoorn	141. 	Chris Jorgensen	12	Dustin White	12

WSU Career Top 25 Finishes1. Jon Reehoorn 272. Chris Jorgensen 253. Dustin White 204. Jeremy Taylor 145. Isaac Woods 13
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