March 25, 2004
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's golf team head down to Stevinson, Calif. for the Sixth Annual Stevinson Ranch Invitational that takes place March 29-30 at the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, a par 72 and 7,205 yard course...teams will shoot 36 holes Monday and the final 18 Tuesday for a total of 54...teams will tee off at 8:00 a.m. both days with a shotgun start.
The Field: The 14 team field will include: Cal-Irvine, Cal-State Stanislaus, Colorado, Drake, Illinois State, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Long Beach State, Missouri, Pacific, San Jose State, Washington State, and Wichita State.
Men Making Their Debut: The Cougars are making their first ever stop at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational and Stevinson Ranch Golf Club...the tournament is being hosted by the University of Colorado.
Head Coach Walt Williams, on Sixth Annual Stevinson Ranch Invitational and Team: "This could be a very difficult course. We don't know a whole lot about it. We just need some of the experience and maturity to start paying off. We show immense amount of potential some days, and on others, we show complete inexperience. Camp is a very talented and experienced player that can overcome his difficulties. I expect him to play well. Madison shows signs of playing better again. He is getting more aggressive and expect him to play well too. Though Chen can be erratic, when he is going good he is great. He can make stuff happen. Carlson also shows tremendous potential. Toskey is a great competitor and works hard and is consistent."
What Happened Last Week at the Oregon Duck Invitational: Camp recorded his 18th career top 25 finish by tying for 13th...he shot two of three rounds under par...Madison just missed another top 25 finish tying for 26th...the Cougar team finished in eighth place.
Young Guns: The trio of Jordan Madison, Kevin Chen, and Matt Fladwood are currently 19th in Golfstat's freshmen class impact rankings...Chen recently fired the school record low round of 64 March 15 in the Bearkat Classic at Sam Houston.
Head Cougars: Coach Walt Williams is in his sixth year as head coach at WSU...in 2002, Williams was selected as Pac-10 Coach of the Year while leading his team to the NCAA West Regionals...Williams has helped four different golfers earn All Pac-10 honors and has had five different earn All Pac-10 Academic honors...assistant coach Heather Holte is in her third year at WSU...Holte played Pac-10 golf for the University of Oregon and graduated in 1997...she is now an amateur player at Oregon...Ryan Ressa has been added to the Cougar coaching staff as an assistant this year...Ressa played for WSU in the 2002-03 season.