May 22, 2010
Washington State University senior Kevin Tucker posted a final-round 77 (+5) at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional Championships Saturday, at the par-72, 7,104-yard Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.
Tucker recorded a 54-hole total of 230 (+14), finishing in a tie for 61st. He will not advance to the NCAA Championships, and thus his record-setting WSU career has come to a close.
"It has been an absolute pleasure to have coached Kevin for four years," WSU Head Coach Walt Williams said. "He didn't have a great week, but he has had a fantastic career and will be very difficult to replace going forward. I am sure he will make us proud as he enters the next phase of his golf career."
Tucker's senior campaign was one of the most successful seasons in WSU history. He recorded the third-best single-season scoring average (72.11) and his 10 top-25 finishes in 2009-10 are the fourth-most all-time in a single season for a Cougar.
The Kennewick, Wash., native twice earned honorable mention All-Pacific-10 Conference accolades, becoming one of only three Cougars to garner multiple all-conference accolades. He is also the first Cougar men's golfer to receive multiple individual postseason invitations.
His career scoring average of 73.38 is the lowest in school history and his two career wins are tied for second all-time. Tucker's 26-career top-25 finishes and nine-career top-10 finishes rank third and fifth in the school record book, respectively.