March 22, 2007
EVENT: Oregon Duck Invitational
HOST: University of Oregon
DATE: March 26-27
FORMAT: Two-days; 54 holes (two rounds Monday, one Tuesday); each team plays six players with top four scores counting;
COURSE: Eugene Country Club, Par 72, 7,033 yards
TEAMS: (12) Arizona (#28), Arizona State (#21), California, Oregon, Oregon State, Pacific, San Diego State, Stanford (#1), UCLA (#9), USC (#6), Washington (#30), and Washington State.
OREGON TOURNEY NEXT FOR COUGAR MEN: The Washington State men's golf team will be traveling to Eugene, Ore., next week to participate in the 2007 Oregon Duck Invitational. The tournament will be held at the Eugene Country Club and played on the par-72, 7,033 yard course. The Cougars will play a total of 54 holes with two rounds Monday, March 26, and one round Tuesday, March 27. Each team will play six players with the top four players' scores counted.
COUGARS MAKING THE TRIP: Traveling for the men's team to Oregon will be senior Chris Collins, redshirt senior Jordan Madison, sophomore Max Reinland, and freshmen Austin Hurt, Nick Grigsby and Kevin Tucker.
Jordan Mason SIDELINED: Junior Jordan Mason will miss at least one more tournament after suffering a severe ankle sprain during the second round of the USC-hosted North Ranch Invitational March 6...he was not able to play in the Border Olympics last week and will miss the Duck Invitational early next week...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...Cougar coach Walt Williams is hopeful Mason can return to action at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate April 2-3.
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.