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Men's Golf Sits in Fifth Place After 36 Holes at the John Burns Intercollegiate

Feb 18, 2022

LIHUE, Hawaii – The Washington State men's golf team moved up five places on the team leaderboard in the second round of play at the John Burns Intercollegiate. Cougars carded 7-under par; 281 as a team in Friday's second round to end the day in fifth place.

WSU had four of its five golfers shoot par-or-better in the second round of the John Burns Intercollegiate. The Cougars will go into Saturday's final round four-strokes behind Fresno State for fourth and six strokes behind BYU for third place.

Junior Pono Yanagi carded a team-best 4-under par; 68 on the tournament's second day to move up an astounding 50 spots on the player leaderboard. Yanagi collected his first eagle of the spring, by carding 2-under the second hole at the Ocean Course at Hokuala, which is a par 5. The junior will open the third round of the John Burns Intercollegiate tied for 36th place.

Redshirt senior Max Sekulic will begin the third round in a tie for 12th after shooting even par in the tournament's second round. Sekulic has carded 4-under par; 140 through two rounds of play at the John Burns Invitational.

Sophomore Jaden Cantafio concluded his day at 2-under par; 70 to move into a tie for 22nd on the player leaderboard. Fellow sophomore Nate Plaster concluded the second round of the John Burns Invitational at 1-under par; 71. The Spokane, Washington native will open the third round in a tie for 50th, as he currently holds a two-round score of 147 (+3).

Heading into Saturday's third round, Arizona holds a three-stroke lead over New Mexico. The No. 27-ranked Wildcats have carded 24-under par; 552 through 36 holes. California's Aaron Du takes a three-stroke lead over Southern Cal's Shane Ffrench for first place into the third round. Du has posted a two-round score of 133 (-11).

The final round of the John Burns Intercollegiate takes place Saturday, Feb. 19. Teams will tee off at 10:30 a.m. PT. Fans can follow the action live at

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