Men's Golf Open Spring Season at Cuthbert Cup

Feb. 21, 2008

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University men's golf team begins the spring season at the Cuthbert Cup Sunday, at Kiawah Island, S.C....the three-day, 54-hole event will be played on both the par-72, 6,834-yard Osprey Point Golf Course and the par-72, 6,757-yard Cougar Point Golf Course...the tournament begins Sunday at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at Osprey Point...the second day of competition is played at Cougar Point with the final day of competition returning to Osprey Point...a men's champion and an overall school champion combining men's and women's teams scores will be awarded...results will be posted at

The Field: The 12-team field pairs Washington State with Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Cincinnati, College of Charleston, Maryland, Missouri State, UNC Wilmington, Rice, Richmond, Western Carolina and William & Mary.

Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars will be traveling to South Carolina to take a swing at victory in the first spring tournament...the Cougar contingent includes sophomores Nick Grigsby, Austin Hurt and Kevin Tucker and freshmen Xavier Dailly and Nick Ellis.

Coach Williams Thoughts on Preparing for the Spring Season: 'The men have been working hard and practicing hard. The team is more mature than where we finished in the fall. Every semester I think they get a little more mature. I'm anxious to see how we do coming out of the box. Hopefully it will be pleasing to me and to them both.'

Last Time Out: The Cougar men concluded the fall season with a 12th place finish at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate...the team combined for a final score of 873 and moved up one position in the final day of play...Ellis led the men finishing tied for 23rd while shooting 1-over par (214) in the two-day tournament...Ellis' third top 25 finish of the fall season led the team in the category...Tucker finished only one stroke behind Ellis ending the tournament tied for 29th...Grigsby carded a two-day total of 222, Dailly shot a 224 and Hurt rounded out the Cougar contingent with a score of 226.

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