BANDON, Ore. – Senior Blake Snyder led the Washington State University men’s golf team on the opening day of the Bandon Dunes Championship, Sunday, at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. Snyder concluded the first round three strokes under par (68), tied for fourth, and one stroke back from a tie for first place.
The Cougars carded a 288 (+4) on the par-71 Pacific Dunes Course to finish the day in fourth place of the 15-team field. WSU currently sits ahead of two ranked teams as No. 39 Oregon (+5, 289) and No. 16 Washington (+9, 293) finished sixth and tied for ninth, respectively. Missouri (-3, 281) leads the competition.
“Overall it was a good starting round,” Cougar Head Coach Garrett Clegg said. “Blake played well. The course is very challenging, mostly because of the weather conditions. There’s a lot of wind and rain. We’ve got 36 more holes and just have to battle the conditions. We did a really good job today. Everyone played solid. It’s great to be ahead of some teams, but there’s still a long ways to go.”
Senior Jarrett Foote notched the second-best effort on the day, finishing 1-over (72) and tied for 15th. Junior Michael Anderson carded a 73 (+2) to tie for 27th. Junior Charlie Mroz and redshirt junior Alex Wagner sit two strokes back from Anderson, finishing the day 4-over (75) and tying for 46th.
The tournament continues tomorrow with the second round of play before concluding Tuesday with the final round. Live scoring will be available at golfstat.com for the tournament's duration. Tournament results and recap will be available at the conclusion of each day of competition at wsucougars.com.