Cougs Conclude The Goodwin in a Tie for 13th
STANFORD, Calif. – The Washington State men's golf team concluded The Goodwin at the Stanford Golf Course in a tie for 13th on the team leaderboard, as the Cougars finished the tournament shooting 864 (+24).
WSU finished its stay at The Goodwin by carding six-over-par; 286 in the tournament's third round on Saturday, March 27. The Cougars' third-round performance helped them move up two spots on the team leaderboard, as WSU ended the 28-team tournament in a tie with Southern Cal for 13th.
"I'm really proud of how the team handled themselves this week," said head coach Dustin White. "They played nice early on, then stumbled a bit in the second round. But they responded and played hard until the last putt fell today. This was a good field on an equally-good golf course. Everyone (on the team) contributed and there were some really solid rounds throughout our lineup. This (performance) should give the guys a boost heading into April, and the Pac-12 Championships."
Junior Max Sekulic finished the weekend in a tie for 33rd on the player leaderboard, carding 213 (+3) over 72 holes of play. Sekulic concluded The Goodwin by shooting one-over par; 71 in the third round. The Rycroft, Alberta native collected his second eagle of the tournament on Sunday, as he completed the par-five seventh hole in three strokes. He was one of two Cougs to post an eagle on the seventh hole in the third round, as fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam also completed the hole two-strokes under par.
Freshman Jaden Cantafio and graduate senior Eric Hagen ended The Goodwin in a tie for 53rd overall. Each played collected three birdies in the third round, as Hagen shot one-over par; 71 in his final round, while Cantafio completed his final 18 holes four-over par; 74. Chiam also collected three birdies in the third round of The Goodwin, as the fifth-year senior ended his tournament shooting an even-par; 70.
Arizona State took home The Goodwin team title, as the Sun Devils carded 825 (-15) over its three days at the Stanford Golf Course. St. Mary's Blake Hathcoat and Nevada's Sam Harned ended in a tie for first, as each gofler ended the tournament shooting 10-under par; 200.
Washington State will be back in action on April 10-12, as the Cougars will close out the regular season competing in the El Macero Classic in El Macero, California.
|Place||Golfer||1st Rd||2nd Rd||3rd Rd||Total|
|T-33th||Max Sekulic||69 (-1)||73 (+3)||71 (+1)||213 (+3)|
|T-53rd||Jaden Cantafio||72 (+2)||71 (+1)||74 (+4)||217 (+7)|
|T-53rd||Eric Hagen||70 (E)||76 (+6)||71 (+1)||217 (+7)|
|T-76th||Nicklaus Chiam||70 (E)||81 (+11)||70 (E)||221 (+11)|
|T-97th||Pono Yanagi||71 (+1)||78 (+8)||75 (+5)||224 (+14)|
|T-13th||Team Score||280 (E)||298 (+18)||286 (+6)||864 (+24)|