After tying for first at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational, the Washington State University men’s golf team travels to Akron, Ohio to compete in the Firestone Invitational hosted by the University of Akron Oct. 7-8.
Competing teams will play three rounds on the North Course at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio…course will play at par-72 and 7,125 yards…teams will play 36 holes Monday beginning at 8:30 a.m., before concluding the tournament Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. with the final 18 holes.
Joining host school Akron will be College of Charleston, Davidson, Eastern Michigan, Francis Marion, Georgetown, Illinois State, Kansas State, Miami (Ohio), Nebraska, Ohio, Old Dominion, Saint Mary’s, Samford, USC-Aiken, Washington State, and Western Kentucky.
REPRESENTING WASHINGTON STATE
Competing for the Cougar men will be junior Michael Anderson, redshirt junior Sang Lee, junior Charlie Mroz, senior Blake Snyder, and sophomore Bhurinat Songpaiboon.
HEAD COACH GARRETT CLEGG SAYS
“The guys are excited to test themselves after winning in Colorado. They understand that travelling all the way to Ohio and playing a course unfamiliar to our team will be difficult, but they are excited for the challenge.”
SENIOR BLAKE SNYDER SAYS
“I think we have a good shot with this tournament. We looked at the field and see a lot of teams we haven’t played. It will be good for our confidence to play some unfamiliar teams. Waking up to golf at 6 a.m. will feel like 3 a.m. for us. So the time change is key.”
Live results will be available during tournament play at golfstat.com…tournament results will be posted at wsucougars.com at the end of each day of competition.