Men's Golf Heads To The Islands For Final Tournament Of The Fall

Oct. 30, 2003

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team heads to Kahuku, Hawaii for the University of Hawaii/Turtle Bay Intercollegiate that takes place Nov. 3-4 at the Turtle Bay Resort, a par 72 and 7,088 yard course...teams will shoot 36 holes Monday and the final 18 Tuesday, for a total of 54.

The Field: The 16 team field will include: Portland, Coastal Carolina, Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii-Manoa, Osaka (Japan), Pacific, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, South Carolina, St. Mary's, UC-Riverside, Utah Valley State, Virginia, Washington State, and Weber State.

WSU Men At The Turtle Bay Intercollegiate: Men finished in fourth place last year shooting an 874 (+10)...Ryan Camp finished tied for tenth and shot a 3-over 219...WSU took home the individual title with Dustin White claiming the victory.

Head Coach Walt Williams, On The Turtle Bay Intercollegiate And Team: 'It's a very long, difficult course and can become windy at times. It is going to be a difficult field, but if we play well, we have a chance to win. We are sending Ryan Camp, Jordan Madison, Kevin Chen, Paul Knue, and Alex Dunlap. Dunlop deserves a shot. He's had a change of focus and has regained his drive. Camp and Knue played the course last year. Knue is also more mature and confident than last year. Hopefully we can bring home another individual title.'

What Happened Last Tournament At The Barona Collegiate Cup Oct. 20-21:Jordan Madison recorded his fourth Top 25 finish of the season by firing a 3-under 213...Madison finished tied for 25th...the Cougars shot under par two out of the three rounds.

National Recognition: The three WSU freshmen that have competed for the Cougars this season are ranked 3rd in the nation according to Golfstat for freshmen class impact on a team...the threesome includes Madison, Chen, and Matt Fladwood.

Head Cougars: Coach Walt Williams is in his sixth year as head coach at 2002, Williams was selected as Pac-10 Coach of the Year while leading his team to the NCAA West Regionals...Williams has helped four different golfers earn All Pac-10 honors and has had five different earn All Pac-10 Academic honors...assistant coach Heather Holte is in her third year at WSU...Holte played Pac-10 golf for the University of Oregon and graduated in 1997...she is now an amateur player at Oregon...Ryan Reesa has been added to the Cougar coaching staff as an assistant this year...Reesa played for WSU in the 2002-03 season.
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