LIHUE, Hawaii – The Washington State University men’s golf team opened its spring season at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii at the Wailhua Golf Course, Wednesday. After one round of play, the Cougars sit in sixth place in the 17-team field.
The Cougars carded two eagles and 15 birdies on the par-72 course and finished the round three strokes over par (291). Washington State sits three strokes back from New Mexico (E, 288) in fifth place. California (-10, 278) leads the competition, while Arizona’s Erik Oja (-8, 64) is the top individual performer.
“Great finish by the boys,” Cougar Head Coach Garrett Clegg said. “Our counting players were 7-under par on the last two holes, and it kept us in the tournament. We left some strokes out there, and hopefully we can improve tomorrow, but overall it was a solid performance for our first competitive round of the spring.”
Junior Michael Anderson led the Cougars, carding a team-low 71 (-1) and is currently tied for 10th. Redshirt junior Sang Lee offset four bogeys with four birdies to save par (72) and tie for 18th. Senior Blake Snyder concluded the round tied for 30th (+1, 73) after opening the tournament with an eagle on the par 5, 10th.
Sophomore Bhurinat Songpaiboon finished the round with an eagle on the par 5, ninth and carded a 75 (+3). Songpaiboon is currently tied for 51st. Redshirt junior Alex Wagner shot 4-over par (76) and is tied for 67th.
The tournament continues tomorrow with the second round of play. Tee times begin at 8 a.m. HST (10 a.m. PST). Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com for the tournament's duration. Tournament results and recap will be available at the conclusion of each day of competition at wsucougars.com.