Oct. 26, 2007
What's Happening This Week: The Washington State University men's golf team wraps up its fall season at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, Monday...the two-day, 54-hole event will be played on the par-71, 7,078-yard New Mexico State University Golf Course...the tournament begins Monday at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start...the final 18 holes of play will begin Tuesday at 8 a.m...results will be posted at wsucougars.com.
The Field: The 18-team field pairs Washington State with No. 19 Texas Tech, Nevada, Northern Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas State, Texas-Arlington, Louisiana-Monroe, Cal-Poly, Loyola Marymount, Townson, Miami-Ohio, Ball State, South Alabama, Rice, UTEP and NMSU. (Rankings according to Golfweek.)
Traveling for the Cougars: Five Cougars will be traveling to New Mexico to take a swing at victory in the final fall tournament...the young Cougar contingent includes sophomores Nick Grigsby, Austin Hurt and Kevin Tucker and freshmen Xavier Dailly and Nick Ellis.
Last Time Out: The Cougar men were led by a solid performance from freshman standout Ellis at the inaugural Sycuan Collegiate Invitational...the team combined for a total score of 924 and ran up the leaderboard in the second round to finish in 12th place...Ellis' final round score of 1-over par 73 helped notch his first career top 10 finish...Ellis ended the two-day event with a total of 222...Tucker also fared well throughout the tournament and finished with 231 strokes...junior Brandon Black, in his first collegiate tournament, carded a 235, Mason shot a 240 and freshman Dustin Poe finished with 249 to round out the Cougar contingent.