March 13, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State junior Dustin White has been named College Player of the Week by Golfworld in the March 15 issue of the magazine.
White, who is No. 12 in this week's Golfstat Cup rankings, earned the national honor by virtue of his seven-shot individual victory at the Coastal Carolina Invitational at Myrtle Beach, S.C., March 5. White carded rounds of 68-69-67 to post a school record 54-hole total of 204 (-12), seven shots better than Virginia Tech's Brendon De Jonge, who is No. 5 is this week's Golfstat rankings.
In recording his first career win, White bested a field that featured six golfers ranked in the top 50 in the Golfstat poll.
"I'm speechless," WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said of White's honor. "This is one of the neatest things I ever had happen to a player."
"It is tremendous for him and tremendous for Washington State University golf," Williams added. "Obviously, it is an incredible honor for Dustin and it reflects his work ethic and dedication to the game. I can't express how excited I am."
In posting his sixth top-six finish of the season, the Pueblo West, Colo., native led the Cougars to an 18-stroke victory over Southern Methodist University at the Myrtle Beach Grande Dunes Resort Course. The win marked the second consecutive victory and the third triumph of the 2001-02 season by WSU. The Cougars captured the Vandal Invitational, Sept. 25 and the Inland Collegiate Challenge, Feb. 18.
White has not finished out of the top 24 in any of the eight tournaments he has competed in this season and leads the Cougars with a 70.7 scoring average.
WSU, ranked No. 18 in this week's Golfstat poll, returns to action at the Sam Houston State Bearkat Classic, March 18-19 at Montgomery, Texas.