GREENSBORO, N.C. – After a heavy overnight frost delayed the start of the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C., the Washington State University men's golf team carded a first round score of 293 (+5) and sits in sixth place.
The Cougars finished the round five strokes back from tournament leader North Carolina (288, E). UNC-Greensboro (290, +2), and Chattanooga (291, +3) rounded out the top three, respectively.
“It was not great to have a round cancelled,” Cougar Head Coach Garrett Clegg said. “The guys got off to an amazing start, but unfortunately we were not able to hold it together. We are close. You can see from the results that there is not a lot of separation between teams. We need to come out ready to play and ready to finish.”
Redshirt junior Sang Lee carded a team-low 71 (-1) and is currently tied for fourth. Lee sits three strokes back from tournament leader Henry Do (68, -4) of North Carolina. Junior Michael Anderson notched a 73 (+1) to tie for 11th through one round. Sophomore Bhurinat Songpaiboon shot 2-over par (74), while seniors Jarrett Foote and Blake Snyder carded 75 (+3) and 76 (+4), respectively.
“Overall the team played well,” Lee said, “although we did not wrap up the round like we wanted. I played solid all day, but my key was putting. The team always gives it their all. I’m sure we will have our third win [of the season] tomorrow.”
The tournament was delayed until 11 a.m. EDT Saturday due to the overnight frost, forcing tournament officials to cancel one round of the tournament. The second and final round will be played tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. EDT / 5:30 a.m. PDT.
Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com for the tournament's duration. Full tournament results and recap will be available at the conclusion of the tournament at wsucougars.com.