Men's Golf Kicks Off 2021 at the Arizona Intercollegiate
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Washington State men's golf team kicks off the 2021 season this Monday, Jan. 25, as the Cougars head down to the desert to participate in the Arizona Intercollegiate. The three-day tournament will be played at the Sewailo Golf Club and runs through Wednesday, Jan. 27, with one round taking place per day.
The Course – The Sewailo Golf Club features a 7,283-yard golf course and will be played as a par-71. Tee-time for Monday's first round is set for 9 a.m. PT.
The Lineup – Washington State will have a mixed bag of experience and youth this season, and the first lineup for the Cougars in 2021 reflects that. Fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam will tee-off from the team's No. 1 slot at the Arizona Intercollegiate, while sophomore Pono Yanagi is penciled in at the No. 2 spot for the Cougs. Graduate transfer Eric Hagen and junior Max Sekulic will both make their WSU debuts this week, and are slotted in at the No. 3 and No. 4 spots, respectively. Freshman Nate Plaster will also make his WSU debut at the Arizona Intercollegiate, as he rounds out this week's lineup at No. 5.
The Field - Arizona, BYU, Denver, Iowa State, LMU, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, San Francisco, St Mary's, ULM, Utah, UTEP, Wake Forest and Washington.
Live Results – Fans can follow all of the action at the Arizona Intercollegiate via GolfStat. Follow all the live action by clicking the link here.
Coach White on the Season-Opening Tournament - "College golf is back, and we're excited to compete again. We've got four out of the five guys that have played the golf course before, so that's a major plus. They can help talk through things and know where to hit it, so we'll be fully prepared come Monday morning. We're just going to take it one round at a time and continue to focus on the what we can control."
Last Time Out – When the Cougars tee-off at the Arizona Intercollegiate this Monday, it will be Washington State's first golf tournament in exactly 321 days after last season was canceled in the early spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last time WSU was on the green for an NCAA competition was back on March 10, 2020, when they wrapped up the final day of the Bandon Dunes Championship in Bandon, Oregon. Nicklaus Chiam shot 4-under 67 to lead the charge for the Cougars in the tournament's third round, as he ended the tournament in a tie for 12th at 213 (E). As a team, Washington State finished the Bandon Dunes Championship in 11th place, carding 873 (+21) over the three-day tournament.
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