Field of 15 Awaits the Cougars in the Allister MacKenzie Invitational

Oct. 5, 2006

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team travels to the fifth annual Alister MacKenzie Invitational this Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 9-10, at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif....the Alister MacKenzie Invitational is a 54-hole tournament, with 36 holes played on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday. The Meadow Club course measures 6,606 yards and is a par-71. Tee times start at 7:20 a.m. on Monday and 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday

The Field: The field set for the Allister MacKenzie Invitational includes some of the nation's best collegiate golf teams...joining WSU at this 15-team event will be Cal Poly, Fresno State, Kansas State, Long Beach State, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, UC Davis, San Francisco, San Jose State, Santa Clara, UC Irvine, Cal and Saint Mary's. Traveling for the Cougars: The two Cougars who have assured themselves spots in the tournament are senior Chris Collins and Junior Jordan Mason...competition will continue through the weekend to decide which Cougars will qualify for the final three positions.

Last Time Out: Northwest Collegiate Classic: Senior Chris Collins lead the pack of cougars finishing the event in a tie for fourth place...second for he Cougars was sophomore Max Reinland who shot a 10-over 226 to tie for 34th.... as a team the Cougars finished eighth, ahead of both Charleston and Portland. The Cougars collectively shot a 32-over 897.

Coach Walt Williams, On Men's Golf: ' Outside of Chris Collins last week the team played extremely poorly. I'm not too excited about going down there (Fairfax, Calif.) and playing like that again. So I'm going to try and shuffle it up a little bit, and try to get some life into the five. Jordan Mason played really well yesterday (Wednesday) so hopefully last week was just a blip on the radar that he didn't play well. Chris Collins has played well every round this year basically, so I'm excited about Chris. Jordan Mason got his bad tournament of the fall out of the way and he's going to play really well this week. We need a couple other guys to step up and if they do we could be in the top five. If they don't we could be in the bottom five.'

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