MARANA, Ariz. – The Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championship was delayed, Friday, as darkness fell on The Gallery Golf Club in Marana, Ariz. The Washington State University men’s golf team currently sits in 11th place with senior Blake Snyder and junior Charlie Mroz still waiting to conclude second round action.
In a lengthy first round that stretched into the afternoon, junior Michael Anderson led the competitive Pac-12 field. Anderson carded five birdies in the opening round to finish 2-under par (70) and help the Cougars notch a 384 (+24).
Entering the second round, the Cougars are led by the consistency of Snyder. After carding a 76 (+4) in the opening round, Snyder has improved in the second round and currently sits 2-over par through 16 holes. Mroz has also shown improvement, shooting 3-over par with one hole to play in the second round.
Redshirt junior Alex Wagner was able to complete both rounds of play, Friday, carding a 78 (+6) and 77 (+5), respectively. Freshman Nick Mandell also concluded his second round, improving from an opening round of 80 (+8) to finish 7-over in the second round. Redshirt junior Sang Lee rounded out the Cougar competitors, finishing 11-over (83) and 14-over (86), respectively.
“It’s a very challenging course,” WSU Head Coach Garrett Clegg said. “You’re seeing a lot more bogeys than you normally see at this tournament. Once you hit a ball off the fairway it can be difficult to find. For us, we just aren’t making some of the shots we need to. The wind died down in the afternoon, but there were four or five holes that we didn’t make shots that we should have.”
The second round of the tournament is scheduled to continue Saturday at 7 a.m. After the conclusion of the second round, there will be an hour-long break before the beginning of the third round. Live scoring is 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.