April 1, 2000
Laredo, Tex.--- Sophomore Jeremy Taylor (West Richland, Wash.) carded a three-round 221 and tied for sixth at the 48th annual Border Olympics at the Laredo Country Club in Laredo, Tex.
Taylor, whose previous best was a 16th place finish at last fall's Fairway Club Invitational, pieced together rounds of 72, 74, and 75, tops among Cougar golfers. Senior Eric Toomey (Snohomish, Wash.) finished five strokes behind Taylor, tying a spring best with a second-round 73. Redshirt freshman Matt McGeeney (San Pedro, Calif.) shot a three-round 231 while sophomore Jon Reehoorn (Burlington, Wash.) carded a 233. Because complete results were not provided by host school Texas A&M, individual placing outside of the top-15 is not available.
Rice senior Drew Conrad was the individual medalist, firing a one-under par 215. Jimmy Walker of Baylor finished one stroke back after rounds of 73, 72, and 71. Tulsa's Martin Maritz placed third with a three-round 218, which included a first-round 69. Jimmy Muse of Texas - San Antonio turned in the shot of the tournament when he aced the 190-yard 12th hole in the third round.
Lead by Walker, Baylor won the nation's second oldest college tournament with a team total of 882. The Bears also won the Border Olympics in 1998 and 1999, making this their third straight championship. Host school Texas A&M placed second, four strokes back and Rice combined for an 889, good for third. Complete team results were not available.
Washington State will return to the links on Friday April 7 at the Inland Collegiate Challenge at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane.
WSU RESULTS: T6) Jeremy Taylor 72-74-75---221 Eric Toomey 79-73-74---226 Matt McGeeney 75-80-76---231 Jon Reehoorn 84-74-75---233 Roger Flynn 83-85-79---247 Dustin White 91-88-77---256 TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1) Drew Conrad, Rice 71-73-71---215 2) Jimmy Walker, Baylor 73-72-71---216 3) Martin Martiz, Tulsa 69-73-76---218 4) Mark Hull, Texas Tech 73-75-71---219 5) Randy Jones, Texas-SA 75-74-71---220