March 7, 2006
AUBURN, Wash.- The Washington State men's golf team continued their spring success with a second place finish at the Washington Winter Championship, March 6-7. Four Cougars placed in the top 10 at the par-72, 7,039 yard Washington National Golf Course.
After shooting consecutive 4-over 76s during the first two rounds, sophomore Jordan Mason, who competed as an individual, improved his score by one stroke to finish the tournament in third place (227, +11). The effort marks Mason's highest individual finish as a Cougar. The Delta, British Columbia native now has two top-10 finishes this year and three as a Cougar.
Junior Kevin Chen also improved on his first day scores by carding a 3-over 75 in the final round to move up two spots finishing tied for seventh (230, +14). The finish marks Chen's seventh top-10 effort as a Cougar moving him into a three-way tie for sixth on WSU's list of career top-10 finishes.
Redshirt junior Jordan Madison and senior Ryan Witz rounded out the four Cougars in the top 10, each finishing tied for ninth. Madison stayed consistent throughout the tournament shooting a 5-over 77 in each of the three rounds. The performance marks his 10th top 10 finish as a Cougar. Witz moved up seven spots during the final round after carding a 2-over 74. Witz has placed in the top 10 of all three spring tournaments.
Redshirt senior David Fern added another top 25 to his resume finishing the tournament tied for 19th (236, +20). Fern's effort marks his 10th top 25 finish as a Cougar moving him into a three-way tie for eighth on WSU's list of career top-25 finishes.
After shooting the lowest score of the day during the second round, the Washington State team followed up with a third round score of 303 to finish the tournament in second, seven strokes behind Oregon. This is the Cougars fourth top-5 finish of the season.
Participating as individuals, redshirt sophomore Matt Fladwood, redshirt junior Chad Carlson and freshman Max Reinland rounded out the Cougar squad. Fladwood and Reinland stayed consistant during the third round finishing tied for 32nd and 42nd, respectively. Carlson, who captured the Inland Cup championship, Feb.27, shot the second lowest round of the tournament (72) to move him up nine spots finishing tied for 47th (245, +29).
The Cougars return to action as they head to the Lonestar State March 17-18 to compete in the Border Olympics at Houston, Texas.
Washingtion Winter Championship March 6-7, 2006 Par-72, 7,039 yards Washington National Golf Course Auburn, Wash. Final after 3 of 3 Rounds
WSU Results: 3. Jordan Mason *(76-76-75 -- 227, +11), T7. Kevin Chen (78-77-75 -- 230, +14), T9. Jordan Madison (77-77-77 -- 231, +15), T9. Ryan Witz (79-78-74 -- 231, +15), T19. David Fern (80-76-80 -- 236, +20), T32. Matt Fladwood *(79-85-79 -- 243, +27), T37. Chad Carlson *(90-83-72 -- 245, +29), 42. Max Reinland *(89-79-80 -- 248, +32), Chris Collins -WD
Top Five: 1. Shane Prante, St. Martin's (73-78-73 - 224, +8), 2. Matt Ma, Oregon (79-77-70 -- 227, +11), 3. Jordan Mason, WSU *(76-76-75 -- 227, +11), T4. Dustin Pewarchuk, Oregon (78-78-73 -- 229, +13), T4. Tim Feenstra, Western Washington (73-81-75 -- 229, +13), T4. Kellen Eakin, Washington (79-74-76 -- 229, +13).
The Field: 1. Oregon (309-309-299 -- 917, +53), 2. WSU (313-308-303 -- 924, +60), 3. Western Washington (309-317-303 -- 929, +65), T4. Idaho (315-319-309 -- 935, +71), T4. St. Martin's (311-318-306 -- 935, +71), T4. Washington (320-311-304 -- 935, +71). *Competing as individual