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Cougs Finish the Saint Mary's Invitational with a Top-10 Finish

Nov 10, 2021

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – The Washington State men's golf team concluded the Saint Mary's Invitational in a three-way tie for 10th place on the player leaderboard Wednesday, Nov. 10, as Washington State posted a score of 864 (+10) over three rounds of play at Poppy Hills Golf Club.

The Cougars moved up two spots on the team leaderboard in the third round, as Washington State carded 3-over par, 287 in its final round at the Saint Mary's Invitational. Washington State moved up the team leaderboard in by two-or-more spots in both the second and third rounds, as the Cougars concluded the tournament in a three-way tie for 10th with San Diego and Santa Clara.

"I'm proud of how the guys responded these last 36 holes," said head coach Dustin White. "A of couple holes got us early on in the week, but the guys hung tough and played all the way to the finish. We had help from everyone this week and played some really good golf. All-in-all, we accomplished a lot this fall and have more to look forward to in the spring."

Redshirt senior Max Sekulic shot under-par for the second-straight round to close out the Saint Mary's Invitational, as he carded 3-under, 68. Sekulic caught fire over his final nine hole of play, as he shot 3-under on his back nine. The Rycroft, Canada native tied for the tournament lead in par-3 scoring, as he shot -3 on par 3's, as he ended the tournament in a tie for 24th on the player leaderboard. Sekulic concluded the Saint Mary's Invitational shoot even-par with a three-round score of 213.

Freshman Peter Jung carded even par, 71 in Wednesday's third round to conclude to tournament in a tie for 39th. Jung ended the tournament carding 3-over, 216. Sophomore Jaden Cantafio finished 14 spots behind Jung on the player leaderboard, as he wrapped up the Saint Mary's Invitational by shooting 2-over par, 73 in the third round to give him a final score of 218 (+5).

Junior Pono Yanagi concluded his final tournament of the fall in a tie for 73rd after carding 223 (+10), while sophomore Preston Bebich finished three-stroke behind Yanagi's score to end the tournament in a tie for 88th.

Oregon captured the team title at the Saint Mary's Invitational. The Ducks carded 833 (-19) over their three rounds to win the tournament by two strokes over Stanford. Nevada's Quim Vidal More won the individual title by three strokes over Saint Mary's Mitchell Hoey, as he posted a three-day score of 202 (-11).

The Cougars will now take an extended break heading into the holiday season. Washington State's next tournament is schedule for Jan. 24-25 when they head to the desert to play in the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Arizona.

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