Men's Golf Tunes Up For Pac-10s At U.S. Intercollegiate
April 17, 2003
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team travels to Stanford, Calif. April 19-20 for the 2003 U.S. Intercollegiate at the Par 71, 6,786 yard Stanford Golf Course...Rounds one and two begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 19, followed by an 8 a.m. start for the final round Sunday, Apr. 20...The U.S. Intercollegiate is the final tournament for the men's team before facing the highly competitive Pac-10 Championships Apr. 28, 29, and 30.
Field: The 17-team field will consist of Stanford, UC-Irvine, Oregon, Long Beach St., San Diego St., USF, CAL, UCLA, UOP, Texas A&M, Portland, Oklahoma St., USD, Santa Clara, San Jose St., Fresno St., and Washington State.
Head Coach Walt Williams At The Thunderbird Invite: 'We really need to beat Pacific, San Jose St., and a couple of other teams in the field to almost be a lock for regional...I think we are playing really well and Ryan Camp is just playing awesome...Camp's last five rounds have been under par and we look to him, Dustin White, and Chad Carlson to put it all together, and help us compete at a high level at this tournament.'
What Happened Last Tournament: Led by the three rounds of par or lower by Ryan Camp, the Washington State men's golf team finished at 15th at the Thunderbird Invite at the Par 72, 7,027 yard Karsten Golf Course at Tempe, Ariz...Ryan Camp finished in a tie for 36th to lead the Cougars, and shot rounds of 70, 71, and 72 to finish at -3 for his lowest personal score of the season. Camp also tied for fourth best Par 4 scoring at -5 out of the 104 player field...Dustin White finished the tournament at -2 and at a tie for 42nd, followed by Chad Carlson at a tie for 53rd at even par, Isaac Woods tied at 78th at 4-over, and Ryan Ressa tied at 92nd to round out the Cougar contingent. David Schultz of Arizona was the individual champion at 15-under...The Cougars averaged their lowest team score per round at 286 and finished just six shots out of the top 10...The Cougars battled temperatures that ranged from the mid-90s the first day to the high 80s for today's last round and led all schools with 181 pars made...Arizona State was the team champion, finishing their own tourney at 40-under.
Marking the Scorecard: WSU ranks 86th as a team according to the first Golfweek/Sagarin performance index of the spring...Cougars are ranked 82nd in the Div. I head-to-head rankings on Golfstat.com...the Cougar are ranked 9th in the nation in total short game at .555.
White Hot: Dustin White ranks 217th in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin performance index...White is ranked 171st towards the Golfstat Cup, an award given to the best male golf performers by golfstat.com...White has been selected as one of the Top 50 male players to watch during the 2002-03 season by GolfWorld magazine in its Sept. 6 issue...
Be A Cougar Caddie: Follow Cougar Results at the 2003 U.S. Intercollegiate by logging on to wsucougars.com.