Nick Grigsby Grabs His First Top-25 Finish of WSU Career

Oct. 10, 2006

Fairfax, Calif. - Grabbing the first top-25 finish in his young WSU career, freshman Nick Grigsby finished in a tie for 16th in the Alister Mackenzie Invitational. Grigsby's performance was aided by a 65 in the second round on Monday. Grigsby's second round 65 is his lowest score since becoming a Cougar and is the lowest of any Cougar who has played this season.

Monday the Cougars shot a second round 6-under 278 to land them in a tie for fifth coming into the last round of play. WSU was a tale of two teams in the tournament. On day one, four of their five golfers turned in at least one round below par. While In the third and final round, none of the five golfers WSU sent to the Alister Mackenzie Invitational was able to card a score below 71. Nick Grigsby the teams top performer in the tournament tallied an even par 71 in his final round.

Turning in a final-round score of 16-over 300, the Washington State men's golf team fell four spots to finish ninth at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational Tuesday. The Cougars carded a 54-hole score of 12-over par 872, however low scores were plentiful on the par 71, 6,606-yard Meadow Club. California, who held a 10-stroke lead heading into the final round, held on to take home the team title at 26-under par 826. It's the Bears' second-consecutive victory at the event.

California's Michael Wilson carded a 65-67-70--202 (-11) en route to taking home individual honors. He was one of only three golfers in the field to shoot sub-par golf in all three rounds.

Alister Mackenzie Invite results:

WSU Results: T16 Nick Grigsby (77-65-71--213,E), T35 Jordan Mason (74-69-75--218,+5), T46 Max Reinland (71-68-80---219,+6), T62 Chris Collins (70-77-76--223,+10), T69 Jeff Langin (71-76-78--225,+12)

Team Scores: 1. California, 268-275-283--826 (-26); 2. San Jose State, 278-275-289--842 (-10); 3. Oregon State, 284-277-287--848 (-4); 4. Fresno State, 278-286-289--853 (+1); T5. UC-Davis, 290-278-289--857 (+5); T5. UC-Irvine, 293-277-287--857 (+5); 7. Oregon, 290-276-296--862 (+10); 8. Santa Clara, 288-280-295--863 (+11);9. Washington State, 286-278-300--864 (+12); 10. Penn State, 287-274-304--865 (+13); 11. San Francisco, 292-281-294--867 (+15); 12. St. Mary's (CA), 289-283-296--868 (+16); 13. Kansas State, 282-287-303--872 (+20); 14. Long Beach State, 286-286-304--876 (+24); 15. Cal Poly, 288-289-304--881 (+29).

Top Individual Scores: 1. Michael Wilson, California, 65-67-70--202 (-11); 2. Stephan Stallworth, San Jose State, 70-66-68--204 (-9); T3. Diego Velasquez, Oregon State, 68-69-71--208 (-5); T3. Mitch Gillis, Oregon State, 73-66-69--208 (-5); T5. Joe Choe, UC-Irvine, 70-70-69--209 (-4); T5. George Gandranata, California, 67-67-75--209 (-4); T5. Blair Myers, Santa Clara, 71-66-72--209 (-4).

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