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WSU Ends the PING Cougar Classic in Fourth

Apr 23, 2022

PROVO, Utah – The Washington State men's golf team collected a fourth-place finish at the 2022 PING Cougar Classic, as the Cougars ended the two-day tournament carding even par 864.

WSU moved up three slots on the team leaderboard in Saturday's third round, as the Cougs ended their stay at the Riverside Country Club shooting 3-under 285 in the round. Washington State posted the best par-3 scoring in the tournament, as the Cougars shot +3. The Cougs also led the PING Cougar Classic in pars with 180.

"This was a good few days for us," said WSU Men's Golf Head Coach Dustin White. "Result aside, we needed the competitive reps and the guys responded pretty well. It was nice to finish strong and pick up a couple nice wins against top-50 teams in the process. A few things to clean up and keep in mind for PAC 12's, but a nice boost. To be going right back at it the next few days will allow us to keep it going. We still feel like our best golf is ahead us and we're looking forward to the challenge at Aldarra."

The Cougars had two golfers finish inside the top-15 on the player leaderboard at the PING Cougar Classic, as freshman Peter Jung and redshirt junior Tianyu Wu each tied for 15th after carding 3-under 213. Jung led the tournament in par-3 scoring at -2. The freshman from Hawaii finished at par or better in each of his three rounds, as Jung posted scores of 70-72-71. Wu, who was playing the tournament as an individual, carded under par in each of his final two rounds to close out the weekend. The Beijing, China native ended his weekend with scores of 73-69-71.

A trio of Washington State golfers finished tied for 36th, as redshirt senior Max Sekulic, junior Pono Yanagi, and sophomore Preston Bebich each finished the PING Cougar Classic at 3-over 219. Yanagi closed out the tournament on fire, as he finished the third round at 4-under 68, which was the best single-round score posted by a WSU golfer this weekend.

Host school BYU won the 2022 PING Cougar Classic by carding 32-under 832 over its three rounds of play. BYU's Carson Lundell and San Diego's Andi Xu tied for the tournament's individual title, as each golfer shot 11-under 205 in the tournament.

Washington State now heads back to the Evergreen State to participate in the 2022 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championship. This year's Pac-12 Championship will be hosted by the University of Washington and will be played at the Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, Washington. Check back with WSUCougars.com for a full preview of the 2022 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championship.

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