Men's Golf To Cross The Cascades For Washington Winter Championship

March 3, 2006

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf teams travels across the Cascades to play at the Washington Winter Championship hosted by the University of Washington...54-hole, two-day tournament will be played at the par-72, 7,050 yard Washington National Golf Course at Auburn, Wash...tees off Monday, March 6 at 7:30 a.m. with 36 holes followed by a final round of 18 holes teeing off Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 a.m.

The Field: The field includes Pac-10 rivals Oregon, Oregon state,University of Washington and University of Idaho, St. Martin's, Western Washington and Washington Washington is currently ranked No.25 by Golfstat, Inc.

Traveling for the Cougars: Nine Cougars will be making the trip across the mountains this week: junior Chris Collins, RS-junior Jordan Madison, senior Ryan Witz, sophomore Jordan Mason, RS-junior Chad Carlson, junior Kevin Chen, RS-Senior David Fern, RS-sophomore Matt Fladwood, and freshman Max Reinland.

Last Time Out: Inland Cup: Redshirt junior Chad Carlson shot a 3-under 69 to capture the Inland Cup individual title, Monday, Feb.27, at the par-72, 6,770 yard Clarkston Country Club at Clarkston, Wash...the Cougars took home first place, marking their eighth consecutive Inland Cup championship...junior Kevin Chen landed his first top-5 effort of the season with a 1-under 71 finishing in a two-way tie for second...sophomore Jordan Mason rounded out the top 5 with an even par effort, finishing tied for fourth.

Madison Continues to Climb: Redshirt junior Jordan Madison's third place finish at the Thunderbird Invite, Feb. 13-14, 2006, moved him into sole possession of third on WSU's career top-10 finishes...sits three finishes behind third place...Madison now has nine top-10 finishes as a Cougar...his 12th place tie at the Inland Cup, Feb. 27, 2006, moved him one finish closer to tying Jeremy Taylor for sixth place on WSU's career top-25 finishes...has 14 top-25 efforts.

Cougars Caddy For Katrina: Ten Washington State golfers traveled to Seattle, Wash., Oct. 30, to take part in the 'Golf for the Gulf' charity event sponsored by the Seattle based golf radio show 'Tee It Up' on KJR Sports Talk 950AM. The Cougars volunteered as caddies for the event, which raised $8,500 for the Rural Health Clinic of Bayou Le Batre, Ala. The clinic, located just 27 miles south of Mobile, Ala., was wiped out when Hurricane Katrina sent a 25-foot storm surge through Bayou Le Batre. The proceeds from the tournament went directly to the health clinic's restoration efforts.

Washington State Men's Golf Notes:--Washington State University is currently ranked 76th by Golfstat, Inc. and 81st by Golfweek.
--Junior Chris Collins' sixth place finish at the Inland Cup, moved him into a tie for fifth on WSU's top-10 finishes in a season with five...Dustin White holds the no.1 spot with eight top-10 finishes in the 2002 season....RS-junior Jordan Madison is tied for third after finishing the 2004 season with five top-10 finishes.
--Collins now has five top-10 finishes and seven top-25 efforts as a Cougar...four top-10 finishes and five top-25 finishes have come during the 2005-06 season.
--The Cougars finished third in three of the five fall tournaments: Northwest Collegiate, Cardinal Intercollegiate and the Del Walker Intercollegiate.
-- The Thunderbird Invitational marked RS-senior David Fern's first tournament of the year...missed the fall season due to illness...finished tied for has eight top 25 finishes as a Cougar.
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