Mason Records Ace, Tucker Leads Cougars at Pac-10 Championships

April 28, 2008

FAIRFAX, Calif. - Washington State senior Jordan Mason recorded a hole-in-one, and redshirt sophomore Kevin Tucker led a contingent of Cougars to highlight WSU's opening day of competition at the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Golf Championships, Monday.

Tucker posted an opening-round 3-under 68 at the par-71, 6,686-yard Meadow Club, tying for the third-lowest single-round score at the conference tournament in school history. The Kennewick, Wash., native led the tournament through much of the first round. Tucker posted a second-round 74 (+3), giving him a 36-hole total of 142 (E) and placing him in a tie for 17th headed into Tuesday's third round.

'Tucker was on fire for a while,' WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said. 'He was 8-under at one point.'

Mason recorded the second ace of his collegiate career during the second round, knocking it in from 156 yards on the par-three second hole. Mason shot 75 (+4) in the second round after opening with a 3-over 74 for a two-round total of 149 (+7).

'Mason hit an eight iron just right of the hole and spun it right in,' Williams said.

Sophomore Austin Hurt shot 151 (+9), redshirt freshman Xavier Dailly posted a 153 (+11), sophomore Nick Grigsby carded a 154 (+12) and freshman Nick Ellis finished day one with a 159 (+17) to round out the Cougar scorers.

'We got off to a great start, but for whatever reason we just collapsed,' Williams said. 'We hit it pretty well, but we had a few three-putts and even a few four-putts.'

As a team the Cougars posted a two-round total of 749 (+39) and enter Tuesday's third round in 10th place. WSU will begin the third round Tuesday with an 8 a.m. tee-time. Live stats are available at, and final round results will be posted at

Pacific-10 Conference ChampionshipsApril 28-30, 2008Meadow Club; Fairfax, Calif.Par 71, 6,686 yardsResults After Rounds 2 of 4

WSU Results - T17. Kevin Tucker (68-74--142, E), T46. Jordan Mason (74-75--149, +7), T51. Austin Hurt (73-78--151, +9), T55. Xavier Dailly (77-76--153, +11), 58. Nick Grigsby (77-77--154, +12), 59. Nick Ellis (81-78--159, +17).

Team Results - 1. Stanford (707, -3), 2. California (708, -2), 3. UCLA (709, -1), 4. Southern California (712, +2), 5. Arizona (714, +4), 6. Arizona State (715, +5), 7. Oregon State (720, +10), 8. Oregon (722, +12), 9. Washington (724, +14), 10. Washington State (749, +39).

Top Five Individuals - T1. Kevin Chappell, UCLA (70-68--138, -4), T1. Tze Huang Choo, Washington (67-71--138, -4), T1. Rob Grube, Stanford (70-68--138, -4), T1. Creighton Honeck, Arizona (69-69--138, -4), T5. Three individuals tied at 139 (-3).
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