Men's Golf Tee it Up at Pacific-10 Conference Championships

April 24, 2009

What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team travels to Seattle, Wash., for the 50th annual Pacific-10 Conference Championships, April 27-29, hosted by Washington...the three-day 72-hole tournament will be played at the par-72, 6,806-yard Seattle Golf Club...the first two rounds of play begin Monday with a 7:30 a.m. start time...the third round begins Tuesday at 8 a.m. and the final round is scheduled for scoring will be available at and results will be available at

The Field: The 10-team field pairs Washington State with five teams ranked in the top 20, including No. 3 Southern California, No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Washington, No. 16 Arizona State, No. 17 UCLA...the Cougars also face No. 33 California, No. 37 Arizona, No. 46 Oregon and Oregon State (Rankings according to Golfweek).

Traveling for the Cougars: Six Cougars will be traveling to California to take a swing at victory...the Cougar contingent includes juniors Kevin Tucker, Nick Grigsby and Austin Hurt, sophomore Nick Ellis and freshmen Trent Sanders and Paul Mitzel...five scores will be counted each day.

Last Time at the Pac-10 Championships: Last year the Cougars were led by Tucker, who finished 23rd at the par-71, 6,686 yard-Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif...Tucker fired a four-round total of 291 (+7) which included a first-round score of 68 (-3)...the Cougars combined for a total score of 1,502 and finished in 10th place.

Last Time Out: Tucker led the Cougars at the U.S. Intercollegiate, finishing in a tie for 26th place at the par-70, 6,726-yard Stanford University Golf Course...Tucker fired a 67 (-3) in the first round and posted a 72(+2) in the second the final round he carded a 71(-1) to finish with an even-par three-round score of 210...Sanders led the Cougars in the final round with an even-par score to finish with a three-round total of 211 (+1)...the Cougars posted a combined team score of 873 (+33) to finish in 15th place.
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