Men's Golf Heads to the Oregon Coast for the Bandon Dunes Championship
BANDON, Ore. – The Washington State men's golf team heads to the Oregon coast this weekend to participate in the 2021 Bandon Dunes Championship at Bandon, Oregon. The three-day tournament gets started Sunday, March 7 at the Bandon Trails Golf Club and will run through Tuesday, March 9.
The Course - The Bandon Trails Golf Club is a 6,788-yard, par-71 course. It was the secondary course for the 2020 US Amateur. The Bandon Dunes Championships will play 18-holes per day, with the final round take place on Tuesday, March 9. Each team will play one round per day, with a shotgun-start at 8:30 a.m. PT.
The Lineup - The Cougars will have fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam in the No. 1 spot this week. Chiam will be followed by freshman Jaden Cantafio and graduate transfer Eric Hagen at No. 2 and No. 3 in the lineup. Junior Max Sekulic is slotted in at No. 4 in the WSU lineup, while sophomore Pono Yanagi rounds out the Coug lineup. Sophomore Yuya Eguchi will also be competing at Bandon Dunes as an individual.
The Field – The 14-team field will feature No. 23 Stanford, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah out of the Pac-12 Boise State, Fresno State, Grand Canyon, Long Beach State, Northern Colorado, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle U., and Utah Valley will also be competing at the Bandon Dunes Championship.
Live Results – Fans can follow the Bandon Dunes Championship on GolfStat.com.
Head Coach Dustin White on Bandon Dunes Championships - "Bandon Dunes is an awesome place and we're excited to get back in competition. It's a unique style of golf that requires creativity and patience. We pride ourselves on adapting and being gritty, so we'll enjoy the challenge and continue to focus on what we can control. It's going to be a fun few day."
The Last Time Out - The Washington State men's golf team posted a second-place finish at The Joust Tournament on Tuesday Feb. 23, as the Cougars carded at 877 (+37). Fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam posted a top-10 finish for the Cougs, as he completed play at the Goose Creek Golf Club shooting six-over-par; 216.
The second-place finish at The Joust marks WSU's highest team finish outside of Pullman in seven seasons, when the Cougars captured the team title at the Pacific Invitational back on Nov. 1, 2014. Washington State shot 284 (+4) in the final round of The Joust to climb up five spots on the team leaderboard on Tuesday, moving from seventh to second.
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