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Ben Bryson Captures First Career Win With Triumph At Bronco Round-Up
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/12/2004
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Oct. 12, 2004

KUNA, Idaho - Washington State senior Ben Bryson captured his first collegiate individual title, and in the process led the Cougars to a team title, with a one stroke victory at the Bronco Round-Up at the par-71 6,591 yard Boise Ranch Golf Course, Tuesday.

Bryson, who entered the final 18 holes with a two stroke lead over Utah Valley State's Cody Powers, shot a 1-over 72 in the final round to secure his victory over runner-up Powers. Bryson ended the 54-hole event at 9-under par as the senior from Winnemuca, Nev. began the tournament with rounds of 65 and 67, Monday (Oct. 11).

The Cougars, who entered the final round with a six-shot lead, won the team title by five strokes over host Boise State and six shots clear of Gonzaga.

Sophomore Kevin Chen finished third just two shots back of Bryson. Chen followed up opening rounds of 65 and 70 with an even-par 71 to post his fourth career top 10 finish.

Junior Ryan Witz made it a Cougar trio in the top 11 with a closing 1-under 70 in the final round to finish at 2-under overall. With his 11th place effort, Witz recorded his best finish as a Cougar.

With a 223, Logan Toskey tied for 44th while Fred Schlect rounded out the Cougar contingent with a tie for 61st.

On the women's side two Cougars competed as individuals. Heathery O'Leary shot 240 while Sara Lucien shot 269 over 54 holes.

Boise State Bronco Round-Up
Oct. 11-12, 2004
Par 71, 6,591 yards
Boise Ranch GC, Boise, Idaho
Final Results

WSU Results: 1. Ben Bryson (67-65-72 -- 204, -9), 3. Kevin Chen (65-70-71 -- 206, -7), T11. Ryan Witz (72-69-70 -- 211, -2), T44. Logan Toskey (77-72-74 -- 223, +10), T61. Fred Schlect (72-83-77 -- 232, +19).

Team Results: 1. Washington State (276-276-287 -- 839), 3. Boise State (283-280-281 -- 844), 3. Gonzaga (287-277-281 -- 845), 4. Southern Utah (286-281-282 -- 849), 5. Weber State (278-280-292 - 850), 6. Oral Roberts (286-283-286 - 855), 7. Utah Valley State (291-276-296 - 863), 8. Utah State (292-287-291 - 870), 9. Idaho State (296-292-285 - 873), 10. Northwest Nazarene (307-298-299 - 904).

Top 5 Individuals: 1. Ben Bryson, Washington State (67-65-72 -- 204, -9), 2. Cody Powers, UVSC (70-64-71 -- 205, -8), 3. Kevin Chen, Washington State (65-70-71 -- 206, -7), T4. Barry Schenk, Weber State (68-72-67 - 207, -6), T4. Brett Kleinkopf, Boise State (68-69-70 - 207, -6).

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Washington State Cougars Men's Golf
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