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Cougs Conclude First Round at the Arizona Intercollegiate

Jan 25, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Washington State men's golf team was back in action after a 321-day layoff on Monday, Jan. 25, as the Cougars concluded the first round of the Arizona Intercollegiate tied for 13th overall.

Washington State posted a team score of 312 (+28) through its first 18 holes of play at the Sewailo Golf Club.

Fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam is currently leading the Cougs, as he carded 76 (+5) to finish his first round of the 2021 season in a tie for 28th. The Singapore native shot an even-par a team-high 14 times on Monday. Junior Max Sekulic, who was one of three golfers making their WSU debut on the afternoon, finished his first round as a Coug tied for 45th overall after shooting 78 (+7).

Sophomore Pono Yanagi and freshman Nate Plaster finished in a tie for 54th after each golfer carded 79 (+8). Yanagi collected two birdies through his first 18 holes of play, as he shot one-under par on the sixth and 17th holes. Meanwhile, Plaster shot an even-par on 12 holes during his first-career round as a Cougar. Graduate transfer Eric Hagen also posted two birdies on the day, as he shot under-par on the 14th and 17th holes to finish out the first round in a tie for 61st.

Host Arizona currently leads the 17-team field at the Arizona Intercollegiate, as the Wildcats shot an even par as a team on the day at 284 (E). Arizona's Brad Reeves sits atop the player leaderboard after 18 holes of play with a score of 68 (-3).

Second-round action at the Arizona Intercollegiate continues Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, at the Sewailo Golf Club. The shotgun-start format is set for at 9:00 a.m. PT. For live stats click here and visit wsucougars.com for full recaps after each round of the Arizona Intercollegiate.

T-28   Nicklaus Chiam 76 (+5)
T-45  Max Sekulic 78 (+7)
T-54  Pono Yanagi 79 (+8)
T-54  Nate Plaster 79 (+8)
T-61  Eric Hagen 80 (+9)