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Cougs Claim Second at the Oregon State Invite

Oct 11, 2022

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Washington State men's golf team posted a second-place finish at the 2022 Oregon State Invitational to give WSU its second top-two finish of the fall. The Cougars ended the two-day tournament by carding 11-over; 863 as a team.

"They played really solid and didn't make any big numbers." said Head Coach Dustin White. "They capitalized on some really good shots and it was really fun to watch."

Junior Jaden Cantafio led the way for Washington State, as he finished in a tie for ninth. Cantafio jumped three spots on the player leaderboard in Tuesday's final round after he carded even par; 71 to finish the tournament at 1-over; 214. Cantafio also tied for the tournament lead with 42 pars. It is Cantafio's second top-10 finish of the fall, as he was one of four WSU golfers to finish inside the top-30 on the player leaderboard at the 2022 Oregon State Invitational.

"He is always in it and he played really consistent, solid golf," said White. "[Cantafio] had another solid week and is the guy that we can count on."

After second-round action was suspended Monday due to darkness, Washington State closed out the frame Tuesday morning by shooting even par; 284 to head into the final round in second place. WSU went on to shoot 11-over; 295 in the third round to close out the 2022 Oregon State Invitational with a second-place finish. Washington State tied for the tournament lead on par-5 scoring at 12-under.

Freshman Sam Renner put up a strong performance on the second day of the tournament to capture his best career finish as a Coug. The Bend, Oregon native posted his best 18-hole score with WSU in the second round, carding 1-under; 70. The freshman finished the 2022 Oregon State Invitational shooting 4-over; 217 to finish the two-day tournament in a tie for 17th with teammate Preston Bebich.

Senior Pono Yanagi concluded the tournament in a tie for 28th with a final score of 6-over; 219. The senior collected six birdies and went 1-under; 70 in the second round to mark his fourth under-par round this season.

Sophomore Peter Jung tied for 51st as he finished 12-over; 225. Freshman Daniel Kim, who is competed as an individual in the Oregon State Invitational, carded even-par in his second round to highlight his tournament. Kim finished in a tie for 37th at 8-over; 221.

Kansas State, ranked No. 17 by Golfweek, took first place on the team leaderboard as they shot 3-under; 849 after 54 holes. Utah's Javier Barcos posted 4-under; 209 to win the individual title.

Next up, the Cougars will head to the Visit Stockton Invitational in California on October 20. Last season, WSU posted their lowest three-round team score in program history, 36-under; 816, to win the 2021 Visit Stockton Invite.

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