Feb. 26, 2006
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State men's and women's golf teams will be hosting the Inland Cup at the Clarkston Country Club at Clarkston, Wash...men's course will play out to a par-72 6,770 yard layout...women's course will play out to a par-72 6,110 yard layout...tournament tees off at 9:00 a.m. Monday, Feb, 27.
The Field: The men's field consists of Idaho, Lewis and Clark State, Gonzaga and Washington State...the women's field includes Lewis and Clark State, Eastern and Washington State.
Men's Last Time Out: Thunderbird Invite: Redshirt junior Jordan Madison captured his ninth career top-10 finish at the Thunderbird Invite held at Sunbrook Golf Course at St. George, Utah...Madison finished tied for third, 139 (-5)...Senior Ryan Witz and junior Chris Collins both finished in the top 15 placing sixth and 15th, respectively...Cougars as a team placed seventh...RS senior David Fern made first appearance this season...finished tied for 24th.
Women's Last Time Out: Pat Bradley Championship: Two Cougars finished in the top 15 at the Pat Bradley Golf Championship, Feb.21-22...freshman Amy Eneroth landed her first career top-10 finish...placed tied for eighth, 223(+4)...All-American senior Anastasia Kostina garnered another top 25 finish ending the tournament in 12th...marks her 21st top-25 effort of her career, granting her sole possession of third on WSU's career top-25 finishes...Cougars as a team finished sixth...sophomore Tracy Broders ended tied for 27th, just one shot out of top 25.
Inland Cup Success: Since its inception in 1999, the men's team has never finished lower then first...2002 was the only year in which the men had to share the title...finished tied with Gonzaga...the women's side of the tournament started in 2000...the women have won all but two of the past six tournaments...last year, redshirt senior David Fern and Kim Welch captured the individual titles.
Madison Moves up in the Record Books: Redshirt junior Jordan Madison's third place finish at the Thunderbird Invite, Feb. 13-14, 2006, moved him into sole possession of third on WSU's career top-10 finishes...sits three finishes behind third place...Madison now has nine top-10 finishes as a Cougar.
Cougars Caddy For Katrina: Ten Washington State golfers traveled to Seattle, Wash., Oct. 30, to take part in the "Golf for the Gulf" charity event sponsored by the Seattle based golf radio show "Tee It Up" on KJR Sports Talk 950AM. The Cougars volunteered as caddies for the event, which raised $8,500 for the Rural Health Clinic of Bayou Le Batre, Ala. The clinic, located just 27 miles south of Mobile, Ala., was wiped out when Hurricane Katrina sent a 25-foot storm surge through Bayou Le Batre. The proceeds from the tournament went directly to the health clinic's restoration efforts.
Women's Pacific-10 Tops National Rankings: In the most current rankings put out by Golfweek, the women's golf team is ranked No.45 nationally...with eight teams in the Pacific-10 ranked in the top-30 nationally, the Pac-10 makes up 30 percent of the teams ranked in the top-20...UCLA leads the conference at No.2...other teams ranked in the top-50 include: No.4 USC, No. 8 Arizona State, No.14 Stanford, No. 18 Arizona, No.19 California, No. 32 Washington, and No. 28 Oregon, No.50 Oregon State.
Washington State Men's Golf Notes:
-- The Thunderbird Invitational marked RS-senior David Fern's first tournament of the year...missed the fall season due to illness...finished tied for 24th...now has eight top 25 finishes in his career.
--Washington State University is currently ranked 71st by Golfstat, Inc. and 78th by Golfweek.
--The Cougars finished third in three of the five fall tournaments: Northwest Collegiate, Cardinal Intercollegiate and the Del Walker Intercollegiate.
--Junior Chris Collins added another top-25 finish to his resume at the Thunderbird Invite...along with his three top-10 finishes during the fall campaign, Collins now has four top-10 finishes and seven top-25 efforts as a Cougar.