TEMPE, Ariz. – The Washington State University men’s golf team shot 6-over par (290) in the opening round of play at the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational, Friday, at the Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. Junior Michael Anderson led the Cougars, shooting 1-under par (70) and is currently tied for 12th place.
The Cougars carded 13 birdies on the par-71 course, including a team-best five birdies from Anderson. WSU sits two strokes back from 10th place Pepperdine (+4, 288). Host school Arizona State (-13, 271) leads the tournament, with the Sun Devils’ Jon Rahm (-9, 62) leading individual competition.
“It was not a great day, unfortunately,” Cougar Head Coach Garrett Clegg said. “There isn’t any reason to panic, we just didn’t make some of our putts for birdies. We dug ourselves into a hole, and we have to start climbing out tomorrow.”
Senior Blake Snyder and junior Charlie Mroz both shot 2-over par (73) to finish the day tied for 44th. Senior Jarrett Foote sits one stroke back from Snyder and Mroz, with a 74 (+3). Foote is currently tied for 53rd. Redshirt junior Sang Lee carded a 76 (+5) to tie for 64th.
The tournament continues tomorrow with the second round of play before concluding Sunday 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.