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Cougs End Day One of The Goodwin in Fifth Place

Mar 25, 2021


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)