GREENSBORO, N.C. – In a frost-shortened event at Grandover Resort’s East Course, the Washington State University men's golf team took eighth place in the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.
The Cougars carded a 294 (+6) in the final round of the 14-team tournament to finish with a total score of 587 (+11). North Carolina took the top team spot, shooting 5-under par (571). North Carolina’s Henry Do and Memphis’s Lars van Meijel shared top individual honors (139, -5).
“Michael [Anderson] and Sang [Lee] were very good this week,” Washington State Head Coach Garrett Clegg said. “They would say they could have played better, but overall they were solid. Unfortunately, as a team, we were not. We have to get better. We are heading into the offseason and need to work exteremely hard if we want to become better. Hopefully we can turn the corner over the off season and come out next spring ready to compete.”
Lee and Anderson led the Cougars, notching top-10 finishes in the tournament. Anderson and Lee both finished even with par (144) to tie for ninth place.
“It was a solid week for me,” Anderson said. “I was really able to battle out there and make a lot of birdies to offset my bogeys.”
Senior Jarrett Foote finished the day 2-over par (74) and tied for 36th. Sophomore Bhurinat Songpaiboon shot 150 (+6) in the tournament to finish tied for 44th. Senior Blake Snyder shot 152 (+8) and tied for 59th.
The Cougars will return to action in 2014, traveling to the John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii, Feb. 19-21.