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Cougs Finish Sixth at John Burns Intercollegiate

Feb 19, 2022

LIHUE, Hawaii – The Washington State men's golf team posted a sixth-place finish in its first tournament of the spring, as the Cougars concluded the John Burns Intercollegiate carding 291 (+3) in the third round to finish the tournament with a three-round score of 2-under; 862.

Junior Pono Yanagi posted his second-straight under-par round in Saturday's final go-around at the Ocean Course at Hokuala. The Hilo, Hawaii native a team-best carded 2-under;70 in the third round to end the John Burns Intercollegiate in a tie for 20th with teammate Jaden Cantafio. Both WSU golfers posted a three-round score of 1-under par; 215 in their first tournament of the spring.

Yanagi and Cantafio were two of the three WSU golfers that finished the John Burns Intercollegiate under par. Redshirt senior Max Sekulic shot a team-best 3-under; 213 over 54 holes of play in Hawaii to finish in a tie for 14th.

"We played some nice golf this week. Having such a long break from the fall, it's hard to really know what we're going to get that first time out," said head coach Dustin White. "There were a lot of good shots and the guys also bounced back after some mistakes. It's a solid week and gives us a lot to look forward to heading into Bandon Dunes."

New Mexico claimed the team title at the John Burns Invitational, as the Lobos concluded the three-day tournament at 25-under par; 839. California's Aaron Du captured the individual title, as he shot 13-under par; 203.

The Washington State men's golf team will be back in action March 6-8, as the Cougars head to the Sheep Ranch Golf Club in Bandon, Oregon to play in the Bandon Dunes Championship.

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