Cougs in First Place after First Round of Oregon State Invite
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Washington State men's golf team concluded the first round of the 2022 Oregon State Invitational in first place, as the Cougars shot 1-under; 284 to open the two-day tournament.
Washington State was the only team to card under par in the first round and went into the second round with a one-stroke lead over Kansas State. The Cougars maintained the tournament's top spot as second-round play was suspended to darkness, as Washington State held a two-stroke lead over Kansas State.
The Cougars had three golfers card par or better in the tournament's opening round. Juniors Preston Bebich and Jaden Cantafio each finished tied for seventh on the player leaderboard after carding 1-under; 70 in the first round. Bebich collected four birdies during his first 18 holes of play at the Trysting Tree Golf Club. Sophomore Peter Jung had five birdies in the first round to help him close out the round at even par; 71. Jung went into the second round tied for 14th on the player leaderboard.
Senior Pono Yanagi carded 2-over; 73 and ended the opening round tied for 29th. Meanwhile, freshman Sam Renner shot 4-over; 75 to finish tied for 45th. Freshman Daniel Kim, who is playing as an individual, shot 4-over; 75 in his first 18 holes of play as a Coug. He went into the second round tied for 44th on the player leaderboard.
The second round of the 2022 Oregon State Invitational will resume Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 8:15 a.m. PT. The third round will begin immediately at the conclusion of the second round. The Cougars will look to capture their second team title of the 2022-23 season on Tuesday, as WSU currently holds a two-stroke lead over Kansas State for first place on the team leaderboard.
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