Men's Golf Concludes the Fall at the Saint Mary's Invitational
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – The Washington men's golf team looks to stay hot to close out the 2021 fall schedule, as the Cougars head to the Golden State to compete in the Saint Mary's Invitational. The three-day tournament gets under this Monday, Nov. 8, at Poppy Hills Golf Club.
The Course and Format: The 2021 Saint Mary's Invitational be played over three days at the Poppy Hills Golf Club. Teams will play one 18-hole round per day starting Monday and concluding Wednesday. Poppy Hills is a 7,002-yard course that plays as a par 71.
Tee Times: Tee times for the 2021 Saint Mary's Invitational will be set after Sunday's practice round.
WSU Lineup: Redshirt senior Max Sekulic will once again occupy the No. 1 slot for the Cougars, while sophomore Jaden Cantafio will play from the No. 2 spot. Sophomore Preston Bebich and junior Pono Yanagi sit in the No. 3 and No. 4 positions, respectively. Freshman Peter Jung rounds out the WSU lineup at the Saint Mary's Invitational.
The Field: 19 teams will make the trip to Poppy Hills this weekend to play in the Saint Mary's Invitational. Washington State will compete against the host Gaels, BYU, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, Nevada, Northern Illinois, Oregon, Oregon State, New Mexico, Pacific, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Seattle U., and Stanford.
Live Results: Fans can follow all the action at the Saint Mary's Invitational via GolfStat.com.
Head Coach Dustin White on the Saint Mary's Invitational: "We've been looking forward to getting back in tournament mode and playing more good golf. The guys know what they can do now when they show up, prepare well, and play to their strengths. Obviously, we want to get back in contention - but we do that by focusing on what we can control, accepting what we can't and competing until we run out of holes. I'm excited to see you what this week brings."
Last Time Out: The Cougars posted their lowest three-round team score in program history to win the Visit Stockton Invitational on Oct. 23. The Cougs posted a team score of 816 (-36) to win the team championship. Meanwhile, redshirt senior Max Sekulic carded the lowest three-round score in WSU history by carding 16-under par, 197 to win the tournament's individual title.
The Cougars collect their first win since the 2017 Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, as WSU carded a program-best three-round score of 816 (-36). It is also Washington State's lowest three-round score outside of Pullman. The victory is WSU's third under head coach Dustin White and the program's first tournament win outside of Pullman since the 2014 Pacific Invitational.
Sekulic shot an incredible 7-under par on the back nine in Saturday's third round, as he ended his day at 9-under, 62 to win the 2021 Visit Stockton Invitational's individual title. Sekulic shattered WSU's three-round score record, shooting 16-under par, 197.
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