Men's Golf Ends the Arizona Intercollegiate in 9th Place
TUCSON, Ariz. – The Washington State men's golf team had another strong showing in the final round of the Arizona Intercollegiate, as the Cougars carded 288 (+4) over their final 18 holes of play at the Sewailo Golf Club on Wednesday's, Jan. 27. The third-round performance moved WSU up four spots on the team leaderboard, as the Cougs finished the tournament in ninth-place, shooting 886 (+34).
Junior Max Sekulic paced the Cougars in the final round of the Arizona Intercollegiate, as he carded a season-best 2-under par (69) over his final 18 holes. The Rycroft, Alberta native collected a team-high four birdies on Wednesday, while shooting an even-par on 12 of his holes. Sekulic's third-round play put him in a tie for 28th on the player leader board, as he concludes his first tournament with Washington State by carding a team-best 220 (+7).
Graduate transfer Eric Hagen also finished his day under-par, as he carded 1-under (70) in the third round. Hagen caught fire during the back-nine, as he birdied the 10th and 12th holes. Hagen ends the Arizona Intercollegiate in a tie with teammate Nicklaus Chiam for 34th overall, as each golfer carded 222 (+9) for the tournament.
Freshman Nate Plaster concluded his first career tournament with Washington State with a score of 226 (+13) to finish in a tie for 59th. The Spokane, Washington native carded 3-over par (74) on Wednesday, while sophomore Pono Yanagi rounded the group of WSU golfers, as he shot a 75 (+4) on the day to finish the Arizona Intercollegiate with a score of 228 (+15).
"All-in-all, it was a pretty solid week," said Washington State men's golf coach Dustin White. "The conditions were tough, and I thought our guys fought hard and put some solid rounds together. Lots of good stuff to build on between now and our next event. This is a nice boost for the guys and the direction we're heading."
Host Arizona picked up both the team and individual titles at the Arizona Intercollegiate, as the Wildcats carded an 850 (-2) in the three-day tournament. Arizona's Brad Reeves won the individual title by shooting 4-under par (209) during his three rounds at the Sewailo Golf Club.
Washington State will now take a near month-long break, as its next scheduled tournament isn't until the end of February. The Cougars will head to Riverside, California on Feb. 22-23 to participate in The Joust Tournament. The two-day tournament, hosted by Cal Baptist, will be played at the Goose Creek Golf Club.
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|Place||Golfer||1st Rd||2nd Rd||3rd Rd||Total|
|T-28th||Max Sekulic||78 (+7)||73 (+2)||69 (-2)||220 (+7)|
|T-34th||Nicklaus Chiam||76 (+5)||68 (-3)||78 (+7)||222 (+9)|
|T-34th||Eric Hagen||80 (+9)||72 (+1)||70 (-1)||222 (+9)|
|T-59th||Nate Plaster||79 (+8)||73 (+2)||74 (+3)||226 (+13)|
|T-74th||Pono Yanagi||79 (+9)||74 (+3)||75 (+4)||228 (+15)|
|Team Score||9th Place||312 (+28)||286 (+2)||288 (+4)||886 (+34)|