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Cougs Round Out the Fighting Irish Classic

Oct 5, 2021

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Redshirt senior Max Sekulic posted his second top-25 finish of the season, as he finished the Fighting Irish Classic in a tie for 25th on the player leaderboard after carding two-over par; 212. The Washington State men's golf team concluded the tournament in 12th place on the team leaderboard.

Sekulic rounded out the two-day Fighting Irish Classic by collected a team-best six birdies in Tuesday's third round to post a round score of three-over par; 73. They Rycroft, Canada carded 67-72-73 in three rounds of play to conclude the tournament in a tie for 25th place. It is the second-straight top-25 finish for Sekulic, as he previously finished in a tie for 15th at the Husky Invitational.

As a team, the Cougars concluded the Fighting Irish Classic in 12th place after carding 871 (+31). WSU rounded out the two-day, three-round tournament by posting a team score of 295 (+15).

"It was a disappointing week for us," said head coach Dustin White. "This team is capable of so much more, so we've got to learn from it and move on. We need to be more decisive and commit to the shot in front of us. Our par-five scoring this week was solid, but we've got to be more consistent throughout the round. We'll work hard and look to bounce back next week in Corvallis."

Redshirt sophomore Tianyu Wu matched Sekulic's third round score, as he also carded three-over par; 73 to finish the Fighting Irish Classic. Wu rounded out round a tie for 62nd place with WSU junior Pono Yanagi, as each golfer shot 14-over-par; 224.

Freshman Pete Jung shot four-over par; 74 in Tuesday's third round to end the Fighting Irish Classic in a tie for 57th. Sophomore Jaden Cantafio posted a score of 75 (+5) in his final round of play to end the tournament in a tie for 47th.

Washington claimed both the team and individual titles at the Fighting Irish Classic. The Huskies carded 15-under par; 825 as a team to beat host Notre Dame by three strokes. UW's RJ Manke won the individual title by one-stroke over Utah's Javier Barcos, as he posted a tournament score of 198 (-12).

Washington State will be back in action next Monday, Oct. 11, as the Cougars head back West to participate in the Oregon State Invitational at the Trysting Tree Golf Course in Corvallis, Oregon.

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