Nov. 1, 2002
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team travels to the Aloha State for the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate at the Palmer Course, par-72 (36-36), 7,044 yards Turtle Bay Resort at North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii...Tee times are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on both Monday, and Tuesday.
Field: The 16-team field will consist of Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Weber State, Nevada-Las Vegas, San Diego State, California-Riverside, San Francisco, Portland, Cal-State-Stanislaus, Cal-State-San Marcos, California-San Diego, St. Mary's, IPC, Osaka Gakuin University, and Washington State.
Two Weeks Ago At The Barona Cup: Dustin White added another career Top 25 finish to his resume at the Barona Collegiate Cup at the Par 72, 7,088 yard Barona Creek Golf Course at Lakeside, Calif.. White finished in a tie for 14th, and collected his 24th career Top 25 finish, moving him within one of tying Chris Jorgenson's 25 for second place all time. The Cougars team score of 291 was better than eight other teams on the day and helped them move up one spot in the final rankings to finish in 13th. Ryan Ressa led all Cougars in final round scoring by torching the course for a 69, and jumping up 26 spots on the leader board to finish in a tie for 33rd. Isaac Woods had another consistent round of 1-over, and finished in a tie for 50th, followed by Chad Carlson in a tie for 80th, and Ryan Camp in 83rd place.
Head Coach Walt Williams On The Turtle Bay Intercollegiate: "It's our first time at the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate and we will be new to the surroundings. The field is extremely strong, and we look forward to playing some of the east coast powers for the first time. I'm looking forward to seeing White, Ressa, and the younger members of our team to continue to improve and become consistent. Paul Knue gets his second start of the fall and I look forward to seeing what he can do for us out there on the golf course. The tournament is played on a difficult golf course, but we look forward to the challenge, and it's a plus to be in Hawaii at this time of the year."
Marking the Scorecard: WSU ranks 85th as a team according to the Golfweek/Sagarin performance index...According to Golfstat.com, WSU ranks 73rd in the country as a team, and ranks seventh in the country in total short game...WSU ranks 44th in the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) Precept Coaches Division I Top 25 Poll...WSU is tied for 29th on the GCAA Division 1 Fans Poll.
White Hot: Dustin White ranks 179th in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin performance index...White has been selected as one of the Top 50 male players to watch during the 2002-03 season by GolfWorld magazine in its Sept. 6 issue...White is ranked 119th in the latest Golfstat Cup rankings ... White has finished in the Top 10 in three of his last four tournaments...With the Wolf Pack Classic Top 10 finish Oct. 8, White takes over first place on the career Top 10 finishes list at 15, surpassing the previous record of 14 by Jon Reehoorn.
Big Fish, Small Water Hazard: Newcomers to the WSU team, whether freshman or transfers, have produced in the fall golf season...Transfers Ryan Ressa and Ben Bryson already have one Top 25 finish a piece, and Ressa missed out on another one by only one stroke at the Wolf Pack Classic...Bryson on the season already has two rounds at 69, which is second on the team for rounds under 70 behind Dustin White with 4...Newcomers Ressa, Bryson, and freshman Chad Carlson have nine rounds at par or under between them...As a group, the freshman and transfers have a scoring average of 75.05, with Carlson's 73.3, and Ressa's 73.4 leading the team.
Be A Cougar Caddie: Follow Cougar Results at the 2002 Turtle Bay Intercollegiate by logging on to wsucougars.com.