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Men's Golf begins The Joust Tournament this Monday

Feb 20, 2021

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JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. – The Washington State men's golf team jumps back into action this Monday, as the Cougars open play in The Joust Tournament, hosted by Cal Baptist. The two-day tournament will take place at Goose Creek Golf Club and run from Feb. 22-23.

The Joust is a tournament like no other at the NCAA level, as three champions will be crowned at the tournament. An individual medalist will be awarded, a team champion will be awarded, and then an All-Five Team Champion will be crowned. Most tournaments allow five golfers to compete, with only four counting scores going towards the team score. The third champion will have to count all five player scores to see who will be crowned the All-Five Team Champion.

The Course – The Goose Creek Golf Club features a 6,839-yard course and will be played as a par-70. The shotgun start for both days is set for 8 a.m. PT.

The Lineup – The Cougars will have fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam in the No. 1 spot at The Joust. Chiam will be followed by junior Max Sekulic and graduate transfer Eric Hagen at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Freshman Jaden Cantafio will make his Washington State debut this week, as he is slotted in at No. 4 in the WSU lineup, while sophomore Pono Yanagi rounds out the Coug lineup.

The Field – The Joust will feature Cal Baptist, Cal State Fullerton, Grand Canyon, Idaho, North Dakota State, Oakland, Pacific, Sacramento State, Utah Valley, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego.

Live Results – Fans can follow live results at The Joust on GolfStat.com.

Head coach Dustin White on the Joust – "We're looking forward to getting back out and competing in a new event. We had some good takeaways from Tucson a few weeks back and have been working to tidy some things up. Although the weather hasn't been ideal, we have still been productive with practices and I feel good about where guys are at. Jaden has played the golf course before, so that will be a help in learning as much as we can during the practice round. We need to continue to focus on what we can control and give every shot our equal attention. When we do that, I like our chances."

Last Time Out - 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).

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