Final Round Of Alister MacKenzie Cancelled

Oct. 13, 2009

FAIRFAX, Calif. - The final round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational was cancelled Tuesday, due to standing water on the greens. The field played two rounds on Monday which qualified the event as an official tournament.

The Washington State men's golf team placed 11th overall at the par-71, 6,708-yard Meadow Club, finishing with a final score of 571 (+3).

Hank Frame finished the event with seven birdies and was the top Cougar finisher. The freshman was also the most consistent WSU player, posting an even-par 71 in the first round, followed by a career-low score of 70 during the afternoon round. The two-round total of 141 put Frame just outside the top 25, in a tie for 26th.

Senior Kevin Tucker got off to a hot start, carding a 67 (-4) in the opening round, but slipped to even par (142) after 36 holes. Junior Nick Ellis joined his teammate at even-par for the tournament after posting 72 (+1) in the first round, and a 70 (-1) to end the day. The pair ended in a tie for 31st.

'We did not play as well as we hoped we would in a very strong field,' WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said Monday. 'Ellis and Frame had solid rounds but we needed a breakout score in the afternoon but were not able to get the putts to fall.'

Austin Hurt and Trent Sanders finished in the final two spots for the Cougars. Hurt finished in a tie for 47th with a two-round total of 146 (+4) while Sanders posted a 152 for the event.

Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Oct. 12-13, 2009

Meadow Club; Fairfax, Calif.

Par-71; 6,708-Yards

Final Results

WSU Results: T26. Hank Frame (71-70--141, -1); T31. Nick Ellis (72-70--142, E); T31. Kevin Tucker (67-75--142, E); T47. Austin Hurt (72-74--146, +4); T73. Trent Sanders (77-75--152, +10).

Team Result: 1. California (545, -23); 2. Oregon (550, -18); 3. Colorado (555, -13); 4. Oregon State (556, -12); 5. Fresno State (557, -11); 6. San Diego State (559, -9); 7. Minnesota (563, -5); 8. UC-Irvine (565, -3); T9. Colorado State (568, E); T9. New Mexico (568, E); 11. WSU (571, +3); T12. Indiana (574, +6); T12. Wisconsin (574, +6); 14. San Francisco (576, +8); 15. San Jose State (592, +24).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Stephen Hale, California (68-64--132, -10); 2. Johan Carlsson, San Diego State (68-68--133, -9); T3. James Erkenbeck, New Mexico (70-65--135, -7); T3. Diego Velasquez, Oregon State (67-68--135, -7); T3. Andrew Vijarro, Oregon (66-69--135, -7).
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