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Sekulic and Plaster Card Under-Par on Day Two at the El Macero Classic

Apr 11, 2021

DAVIS, Calif. – Redshirt junior Max Sekulic and freshman Nate Plaster each shot under-par in the second round at the El Macero Classic on Sunday, April 11, as Washington State improved its team score by 13 strokes on the tournament's second day of play.

Sekulic shot three-under par; 69 in the second round, while Plaster posted a score of 71 (-1) in the round to help the Cougars card two-over par; 290 as a team at the El Macero Country Club. As a team, Washington State heads into Monday's final round of the El Macero Classic in 13th place on the team leaderboard with a team score of 593 (+17).

The strong second-round from Sekulic puts him in a tie for 29th on the player leaderboard heading into the tournament's final round, while Plaster will open the third round in a tie for 47th.

Fifth-year senior Nicklaus Chiam and graduate transfer Eric Hagen each carded three-over par; 75 on Sunday, while freshmen Jaden Cantafio finished the second round one-stroke off from Chiam and Hagen. Freshman Preston Bebich, who is playing as an individual at the El Macero Classic, ended his second collegiate round by carding five-over; par (77).

San Francisco takes a four-stroke lead over St. Mary's heading into the third round. The Dons will begin play on Monday with a team score of 562 (-14). Fresno State's Matthew Sutherland leads the field heading into Monday's final round, as he has carded 10-under par; 134 through the first two rounds.

The third round of the El Macero Classic begins at 8 a.m. this Monday, April 12. Fans can follow along with all the action at

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Place  Golfer 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd Total
T-29th  Max Sekulic 77 (+5) 69 (-3) -- 146 (+2)
T-41st  Nicklaus Chiam 73 (+1) 75 (+3) -- 148 (+4)
T-47th  Nate Plaster 78 (+6) 71 (-1) -- 149 (+5)
T-61st  Eric Hagen 76 (+4) 75 (+3) -- 151 (+7)
T-70th  Jaden Cantafio 77 (+5) 76 (+4) -- 153 (+9)
13th  Team Score 303 (+15) 290 (+2) -- 593 (+17)
T-47th  Preston Bebich 72 (E) 77 (+5) 149 (+5)