Oct. 20, 2009
BEALSVILLE, Md. - Hank Frame emerged victorious at the Georgetown Intercollegiate Tuesday, winning the first tournament of his young collegiate career.
The win came with some drama as the freshman birdied the final hole to win the tournament by a single stroke, finishing the tournament at one-over par. Frame is the first WSU freshman to win a tournament since teammate Nick Ellis did it during the 2007-08 season.
Frame is the third Cougar to win a tournament this year. Kevin Tucker earned his at the Palouse Collegiate to open the season and Trent Sanders beat the field at the Giustina Memorial. It is the second time in school history that three different players have finished atop the individual leaderboard, the first came during the 2001-02 season when Cougar greats Isaac Woods, Dustin White and Jon Reehoorn each won an event.
Frame was not the only member of the team to find success this week. Sanders ended the tournament in a tie for ninth with a two-round total of 147 (+5). The finish gave the sophomore his second top-10 finish through five events this season.
Junior Nick Ellis posted the lowest score for the Cougars during the final round which helped him earn his second top-25 finish of the season and the 16th of his career, tying him for eight on the WSU all-time list.
Tucker finished with a share of 20th place after tallying a tournament-total of 150 (+8). The top-25 finish gave him four on the season and 20 during his career, tying Ryan Camp for fourth on the WSU all-time list.
Fellow senior Austin Hurt rounded out the Cougar lineup, carding a 160 for the tournament.
As a team, the Cougars dropped one spot during the final round to finish in second behind UNC Greensboro.
The men's team will finish up the fall season when it heads to Las Cruces, N.M. to take part in the Price's "Give 'Em Five" Invitational beginning Monday, Oct. 26.
Oct. 19-20, 2009
The Members Club at Four Streams; Bealsville, Md.
Results After Final Round
Team Results: 1. UNC Greensboro (296-290--586); 2. Washington State (285-304--589); 3. Richmond (296-295--591); 4. Campbell (301-291--592); 5. Miami (Ohio) (302-293--595); 6. Detroit Mercy (299-298--597); 7. Georgetown (309-293--602); 8. De Paul (301-302--603); 9. St. John's (303-304--607); 10. Wm. & Mary (316-302--618); T11. James Madison (311-309--620); T11. St. Joseph's (309-311--620).
Top Five Individuals: 1. Hank Frame, Wash. St. (68-75--143, +1); T2. David Byrne, Detroit (72-72--144, +2) T2. Will Almand, UNCG (71-73--144, +2); 4. Mitch Gray, Campbell (75-70--145, +3); T5. Greg Doherty, De Paul (72-74--146, +4); T5. Michael Drobnick, Miami (OH) (75-71--146, +4); T5. Daniel Walker, Richmond (70-76--146, +4); T5. Vaita Guillaume, Campbell (73-73--146, +4).