BREMERTON, Wash. - The Washington State University men's golf team opened play at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club and sits in eighth place at the end of two rounds.
The Cougars finished the day 10 strokes over par (586) and sit four strokes behind Pac-12 foe USC (+6, 582). Host school Washington leads the tournament after shooting 11-under par (565). San Diego sits in second place (-1, 575), followed by BYU (+2, 578) in third.
Junior Michael Anderson led the Cougars, finishing in third place, having carded a 141 (-3). After a rocky start in the first round, Anderson shot 6-under par through the remaining 15 holes to notch a first-round score of 70 (-2). Senior Blake Snyder bounced back from a first round of 78 (+6), to shoot a 69 (-3) in the second round.
“We started out really slow, but then we played well,” Cougar Head Coach Garrett Clegg said. “Blake Snyder did outstanding in the final 27 holes, and Michael Anderson was awesome after the first three holes. We played great for most of the second round. We had a couple of bad shots and fell back a few strokes, but overall we did a good job and I think our performance was good. Tomorrow we need to start strong and get going. We have a chance of having a good finish and making strides in our program.”
In the individual tournament on Gold Mountain’s Par-71 Cascade Course, junior Charlie Mroz carded a 145 (+3) and is currently tied for 13th.
Tee times for the final round of the tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday. 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.