WSU Men's Golf Finishes Tied for Sixth at Wimberly Intercollegiate

Oct. 28, 2008

Las Cruces, N.M. - The Washington State men's golf team finished in a three-way tie for sixth place after the final round of play at the par-71, 7,078-yard New Mexico State University Golf Course.

Junior Austin Hurt led the Cougar pack, posting a first-round score of 73 (+2) and a 69 (-2) in the second round. He fired a third-round score of 70 (-1) to move up two places and finish in a tie for seventh place. Hurt grabbed his first top 10 finish of the season and his 11th career top 25 finish.

Junior Kevin Tucker and sophomore Nick Ellis each finished in the top 25. Tucker shot a 70 (-1) in the final round to move up nine spots and finish in a tie for 17th place. This was Tucker's 14th top 25 career finish, placing him in sole possession of ninth place on the WSU all-time career top 25 finishes.

Ellis carded a three-round score of 217 (+4) to finish in a tie for 23rd place, his 11th career top-25 finish.

Hurt and Ellis are each only one top 25 finish away from cracking the all-time top 10 list.

Junior Nick Grigsby posted a three-round score of 233 (+20), and sophomore Xavier Dailly wrapped up the Cougar scorers with a 235 (+22).

'Austin and Kevin played great, Ellis also had a good tournament...but we weren't able to come up with a fourth score,' said WSU Head Coach Walt Williams.

The Cougar men posted a three-round score of 874 (+22), to finish in a tie with Miami (Ohio) and Nevada. The Cougars finished the fall season with four top five finishes in six tournaments.

'We did beat a couple teams ranked ahead of us but it's very disappointing to fall back,' said Williams.

The spring season will begin in Pensacola, Fla., at the Argonaut Invitational, March 2.

Herb Wimberly IntercollegiateOct. 27-28, 2008New Mexico State University Golf Course; Las Cruces, N.M.Par-71, 7,078-yardsFinal Results

WSU Results- T7. Austin Hurt (73-69-70-212, -1), T17. Kevin Tucker (71-75-70-216, +3), T23. Nick Ellis (73-70-74-217, +4), T88. Nick Grigsby (76-77-80-233, +20), 95. Xavier Dailly (78-81-76-235, +22).

Team Results- 1. New Mexico State (861, +9), 2. Kansas State (869, +17), 3. Cal Poly (871, +19), 4. Idaho (872, +20), 5. Denver (873, +21), T6. Miami of Ohio (874, +22), T6. Nevada (874. =22), T6. WSU (290, +22), 9. Colorado (875, +23), T10. Iowa State (877, +25), T10. Nebraska (877, +25), T12. Air Force (879, +27), T12. Akron (879, +27), T14. Texas El Paso (886, +34), T14. Utah (886, +34), 16. Weber State (890, +38), 17. Ball State (893, +41), 18. Northern Colorado (905, +53).

Top Five Individuals- 1. Travis Reid, New Mexico State (72-70-66-208, -5), T2. Daniel Wax, Denver (70-69-70-209, -4), T2. Pat Grady, Colorado (69-69-71-209, -4), T4. Espen Kofstad, Denver (70-69-71-210, -3), T4. Jarred Bossio, Idaho (68-70-72-210, -3).
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