March 9, 2007
NEXT UP FOR WSU MEN
EVENT: 2007 Border Olympics
HOST: University of Houston
DATE: March 16-17
FORMAT: Two-days; 54 holes
COURSE: Laredo Country Club, Par 72, 7,241 yards
TEAMS: (17) Houston, Arkansas, Arkansas-Little Rock, Baylor, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, North Texas, Notre Dame, Rice, South Alabama, SMU, Texas-Arlington, Texas State, UTEP, Vanderbilt, Washington State.
TEXAS TOURNEY NEXT FOR COUGAR MEN: The Washington State men resume their spring golf season March 16-17 at the Border Olympics...the two-day tournament will be hosted by the University of Houston...the 16 team field will play on the 72-par, 7,241-yard Laredo Country Club, with two rounds played the first day and one round the final day...last year WSU finished 11th in the tournament...competing with WSU will be Arkansas, Arkansas-Little Rock, Baylor, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, North Texas, Notre Dame, Rice, South Alabama, SMY, Texas-Arlington, Texas State, UTEP, Vanderbilt and host Houston.
FIVE COUGAR MEN HEAD TO HOUSTON: Washington State will send five men to compete in the Houston Border Olympics golf tournament March 16-17...the Cougar team will include seniors Chris Collins and Jordan Madison and three freshmen, Nick Grigsby, Austin Hurt and Kevin Tucker.
Jordan Mason SIDELINED: Junior Jordan Mason will miss at least one tournament after suffering a severe ankle sprain during the second round of the USC-hosted North Ranch Invitational March 6...Mason shot rounds of 76 and 70 the first day of the tournament and was 25th going into the final day's action...he was jumping a small concrete ditch between the tee and an elevated green on the eighth hole when the injury occurred...in Mason's first outing of the spring he shot a +1 145 at the Thunderbird Invitational, then a +4 146 at the Inland Cup.
COLLINS NEARLY WINS INLAND CUP: Senior Chris Collins overcame his slow start at the Inland Cup by shooting a final round 65, the best round of the day...his final-day performance earned him an even-par 140, just one stroke off the co-medalists...Collins was the defending champion after winning the event in 2006.
WSU COUGAR MEN'S GOLF SCHEDULES
Feb. 12-13 Sunbrook Invitational, St. George, Utah (Host: S. Utah)
The Cougar men finished tied for sixth with a one-over par 577...Jordan Madison led WSU and tied for fourth with a -6 total of 138.
Feb. 26-26 Inland Cup, Clarkston, Wash. (Host: WSU)
Chris Collins shot a final round 65 to finish third in the non-team scoring event...Collins shot 75-65=140, one stroke behind the co-leaders.
March 5-6 North Ranch Invitational, Los Angeles (Host: USC)
WSU lost Jordan Mason early in the second round with a sprained ankle...Kevin Tucker led WSU with a 228 score and tied for 58th.
March 16-17 Border Olympics, Houston, Texas (Host: U. Houston)
March 26-27 Duck Invitational, Eugene, Ore. (Host: Univ. Oregon)
April 2-3 Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, Solvang, Calif. (Host: UCSB)
April 13-14 US Intercollegiate, Stanford, Calif. (Host: Stanford)
April 23-24 Pacific-10 Championships, Eugene, Ore. (Host: Oregon)