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Redshirt Junior Jordan Madison Garners Ninth Top 10 Career Finish
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Release: 02/14/2006
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Feb. 14, 2006

ST.GEORGE, Utah- Washington State University's men's golf team opened up their spring season with a solid performance from redshirt junior Jordan Madison. Madison finished tied for third at the Thunderbird Invite held at the par-72, 6,781 yard Sunbrook Golf Course, Feb.13-14.

Madison finished the first round in fourth place but a 1-under par effort in the second round moved him up one spot to finish in a three way tie for third (139, -5). The top-10 effort marks his third of the year and ninth of his career. Madison now rests alone in fourth place in WSU's record books for total career top-10 finishes.

Senior Ryan Witz's 3-under 69 in the second round helped him climb up the charts nine spots to finish tied for sixth (140, -4). Witz, who competed as an individual, now has three top-10 finishes under his belt as a Cougar.

Junior Chris Collins ended the day in the top 25 with a final score of 1-under 143. Collins, whose first round score of 67 ties his career best, finished 15th. Collins now has seven career top-25 finishes. Redshirt senior David Fern also carded a top-25 finish ending the day knotted in a four way tie for 24th (146, +2). The Pepperdine transfer now has eight top-25 efforts as a Cougar.

Redshirt sophomore Matt Fladwood and freshman Max Reinland, playing as individuals, placed t-55th and t-56th, respectively. Junior Kevin Chen's second round score of 2-over 74 moved him up the charts 18 spots to finish in 65th. Chen also competed as an individual.

Sophomore Jordan Mason (159, +15) and redshirt junior Chad Carlson (160, +16) wrapped up WSU's scoring efforts finishing t-69th and t-75th, respectively.

The Cougars ended the tournament with a two-day total of 587 (+11). Host Southern Utah won the tournament with a 13-under 563 effort over defending tournament champion Denver (571, -5).

The Cougars return to action Feb. 27 when they host the Inland Cup at Clarkson, Wash.

Thunderbird Invite
Feb. 13-14, 2006
Par-72, 6,781 yards
Sunbrook Golf Course
St. George, Utah
Final after 2 of 2 Rounds

WSU Results: T3. Jordan Madison (68-71 -- 139, -5), T6. Ryan Witz* (71-69 -- 140, -4), 15. Chris Collins (67-76 -- 143, -1), T24. David Fern (71-75 -- 146, +2), T52. Matt Fladwood* (76-77 -- 153, +9), T56. Max Reinland* (76-79 -- 155, +11), 65. Kevin Chen* (83-74 -- 157, +13), T69. Jordan Mason (80-79 -- 159, +15), T75. Chad Carlson (80-80 -- 160, +16).

Top Five: 1. Graham DeLaet, Boise State (66-70 - 136, -8), 2. Matt McArthur, Southern Utah (69-68 -- 137, -7), T3. Kenny Ebalo, Southern Utah (68-71 -- 139, -5), T3. Jordan Madison, WSU (68-71 -- 139, -5), T3. Jeff Koprivetz*, Denver (66-73 - 139, -5).

The Field: 1. Southern Utah (278-285 - 563, -13), 2. Denver (285-286 - 571, -5), 3. Weber State (290-287 - 577, +1), 4. Boise State (292-286 - 578, +2), T5. San Francisco (292-288 - 580, +4), t5. Utah 287-293 - 580, +4), 7. WSU (286-301 - 587, +11), 8. Utah State (300-295 - 595, +19), 9. Utah Valley State (304-296 - 600, +24), 10. Idaho (306-299 - 605, +29), 11. Grand Canyon (309-299 - 608, +32), 12. Air Force (297-314 - 611, +35), 13. Idaho State (301-312 - 613, +37).
*Competing as individual

Washington State Cougars Men's Golf
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