Cougs End Day One of The Goodwin in Fifth Place
STANFORD, Calif. – The Washington State men's golf team put together a strong first round of play at The Goodwin tournament, as the Cougars finished their first 18 holes of play in fifth on the team leaderboard after shooting an even par; 280 as a team.
Junior Max Sekulic shot one-under-par; 69 to end his first round at The Goodwin in a tie for 17th overall. The Rycroft, Alberta native eagled the 16th and seventh holes on Thursday, and added a pair of birdies on hole 16 and hole one, to help him finish his day at one-under.
Fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam and graduate transfer Eric Hagen finished one-stroke behind Sekulic, as each golfer carded even par; 70 in the first round. Both players will open Friday's (March 26) second round in a tie for 20th on the player leaderboard. Sophomore Pono Yanagi ended his first round in a tie for 37th after shooting one-over-par; 71. Freshman Jaden Cantafio tallied a team-best four birded to end his day in a tie for 50th after carding 72 (+1).
Host Stanford leads the field after 18 holes of play, with a team score of 275 (-5). Nevada's Sam Harned and St. Mary's Blake Hathcoat sits atop the player leaderboard going into tomorrow's second round, as each carded seven-under-par; 63.
The second round of The Goodwin tees off from the Stanford Golf Course at 12 p.m. PT. Fans can click here to follow along with live results.
|Place||Golfer||1st Rd||2nd Rd||3rd Rd||Total|
|T-17th||Max Sekulic||69 (-1)||--||--||69 (-1)|
|T-20th||Nicklaus Chiam||70 (E)||--||--||70 (E)|
|T-20th||Eric Hagen||70 (E)||--||--||70 (E)|
|T-37th||Pono Yanagi||71 (+1)||--||--||71 (+1)|
|T-50th||Jaden Cantafio||72 (+2)||--||--||72 (+2)|
|5th||Team Score||280 (E)||--||--||280 (E)|