Cougs Sit in 10th Place After Two Rounds of Play at the Fighting Irish Classic
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Redshirt senior Max Sekulic sits in a tie for 12th place after two rounds of play at the 2021 Fighting Irish Classic on Monday, Oct. 4, while the Washington State men's golf team sits in 10th place on team leaderboard heading into Tuesday's final round.
Sekulic got the Fighting Irish Classic started by carding three-under par; 67 in the first round before shooting two-over par; 72 in the second round. The Rycroft, Canada native posted his first eagle of the year on the 17th hole in the first round, while he collected a total of five birdies on the day. Sekulic sits at one-under par; 139 through the first two rounds and will open the third round in a tie for 12th place.
Washington State will begin the third round in 10th place after carding 576 (+16) through 36 holes of play. The Cougars posted a team score of 285 (+5) in the first round before carding 11-over-par; 291 in the second round.
Sophomore Jaden Cantafio sits in 40th place on the player leaderboard after shooting four-over par; 144 in the first and second rounds. The Tustin, California native got his day started by carding one-over par; 71 in the first round, before capping off his day by shooting two-over par; 73 during the second round.
Junior Pono Yanagi shot 147 (+7) in the first two rounds and will open the third round in a tie for 48th. Yanagi carded two-over par; 72 in the first round then on to collect a team-best four birdies in the second round.
Freshman Peter Jung collected the first eagle of his WSU career in the first round of the Fighting Irish Classic, as he finished two-strokes under on the fifth hole, a which was a par-five. Jung will open the third round in a tie for 56th after carding a team-best one-over par; 71 in the second round. Redshirt sophomore Tianyu Wu collected three birdies in each round on Monday to end his day at 11-over par; 151. Wu begins play tomorrow in a tie for 67th on the player leaderboard.
Washington sits in first place on the team leaderboard after 36 holes of play at the Fighting Irish Classic. The Huskies shot 13-under par; 547 in the first two rounds and open Tuesday's third round with a seven-stroke lead over second place Notre Dame. Four players sit in a first-place tie on the player leaderboard, as RJ Manke and Noah Woolsey from Washington, along with Javier Barcos of Utah and Mac McClear of Iowa have each carded six-under; 134.
The third round of the Fighting Irish Classic takes place this Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Warren Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana. Washington State golfers tee off between 6:20 a.m. and 7 a.m. PT. Fans can follow all the action at GolfStat.com.
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