Sept. 21, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. - Coming off a second place finish at the 15-team field Northwest Collegiate Classic in Corvallis, Ore., Sept. 11, the Washington State men's golf team returns to the links at the Vandal Fall Classic, Sept. 24-25 at the University of Idaho Golf Course in Moscow, Idaho.
WSU will compete in a 19-team field that includes Pacific-10 Conference rivals Washington and California. The Cougars will be playing on a course very familiar to them, as the par-72 University of Idaho course is just eight miles from the WSU campus.
"This tournament will give us the opportunity to have a 'home course' advantage over Washington and California, which we never had before," said WSU Head Coach Walt Williams.
Competitors will play 36 holes Monday and 18 holes Tuesday. Both days' action begins at 8 a.m. Pacific.
The Cougar men are led by the trio of Jon Reehoorn, Jeremy Taylor and Dustin White, who all posted top-15 finishes at Corvallis led by a fifth place performance by White. White, a junior from Pueblo West, Colo., shot rounds of 71-69-71 en route to a two-under par total of 211.
While the men will be playing just a seven-iron approach shot away from the WSU campus, the women will have a long drive to the west side of the state for the NCAA Fall Preview, Sept. 24-26 at the Washington National Golf Club in Auburn.
The NCAA Fall Preview is annually contested at the site of the national collegiate championship. Washington will host the NCAA Championships May 21-24 at the par-72 Washington National Golf Club. Tee times for the Preview will begin at 8:30 a.m. Pacific each day of the three-day event.
Senior Tasha Browner leads the Cougars after claiming a third place finish at the Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo., Sept. 11. In the final round of the event, Browner shot a two-under par 70, which was the best final round score in the 93-person field. Freshman Kim Welch also posted a top-10 performance with a sixth place finish. The duo helped lead WSU to a fifth place team finish in the 17-team field.