March 25, 2003
EUGENE, Ore. - Led by the eleventh place finish by Ryan Ressa, the Washington State men's golf team finished in a tie for seventh place at the Duck Invite at the Par-72, 6,854 yard Eugene Country Club, Tuesday.
Ressa shot a three round total of 216 for his highest finish of the season at 11th. Ryan Camp averaged a 1-over 73 at the tourney and finished at a tie for 14th for his fifth Top 25 finish of the season. Isaac Woods finished at a tie for 58th, followed by Dustin White, Chad Carlson, and Alex Dunlop tying for 73rd, and Ben Bryson rounding out the Cougar contingent at 85th.
As a team, the Cougars finished the final round in a tie for seventh place ahead of perennial Pac-10 powers Stanford and Oregon State in a very competitive field of 16 teams. The 294 average of WSU is the lowest of the spring season. Arizona and Washington finished tied at first with final totals of 858.
Head Coach Walt Williams expected the field to be very competitive and said that he was pleased, "to see us finish in the top eight."
The Cougars next take the course at the Border Olympics at Laredo, Texas on April 4-5.
Eugene Country Club, Eugene, Ore.
Par 72, 6,854
Results after 3 of 3 rounds
Team Results: T1. Arizona (858), T1. Washington (858), 3. Oregon (867), T4. UCLA (874), T4. Vanderbilt (874), 6. Pepperdine (880), T7. Northwestern (882), T7. Washington State (882), 9. San Diego State (885), T10. UC-Davis (893), T10. Stanford (893), T12. San Jose State (895), T12. Oregon State (895), 14. Michigan State (898), 15. Nevada (904), 16. Hawaii-Hilo (918).
Top Five Individuals: T1. John Ellis, Oregon (68-69-70, -9), T1. Brock Mackenzie, Washington (74-60-73, --9) 3. Ricky Barnes, Arizona (68-71-69, -8), 4. Bjorn Widerstedt, Northwestern (66-74-70, -6), 5. Derek Berg, Washington (69-72-70, -5).