Sept. 12, 2006
Pullman, Wash. - LANTANA, Tex. - Rain and lighting cut short the first day of the Cobb/Ferrell Mean Green Classic, but the Washington State men's golf team is in contention after one round of play from Lantana Country Club. All five of the Cougars competing have finished the first round in the top 30, good enough to rank WSU number 1 after the first day of play.
Junior Jordan Mason finished his first round atop the leader board tied for first after posting a 4-under 68. The junior from Delta, British Columbia's first round score ties his career low. Senior Chris Collins finished the day in the top five after shooting a 3-under 69 landing him just one stroke out of the lead.
Traveling for the first time this season, freshman Nick Grigsby shot a 2-over 74 (41-33) to finish the day in the top 30, tied up in the 29 position.
Redshirt senior Jordan Madison and senior Kevin Chen had very similar success in their first round in Texas. Each of them shot a 1-over 73 which landed them tied for 22nd. Both of their performances were an important part of the Cougar's team score on the afternoon.
The Cougars sit atop the field in first place with a total score of 3-under, 283 heading into the final round of the tournament. The closest team to the Cougars after the first round is Missouri State who wrapped up their day with a score of 3-over, 287. Rounding out the top three is Oral Roberts finishing the day at a 4-over 288.
The final rounds of the Mean Green Classic tee off 8:30 am Tuesday.
Mean Green Classic
Lantana Country Club,
Par 72, 7,147 yards,
September 11, 2006
Top Five: T1 Jordan Mason, WSU (33-35 - 68, -4), T1. Matt Sullivan, Missouri St. (35-33 - 68, -4) T1 Jordan Irwin, Houston (36-32 - 68, -4) T1 Pablo Acuna Houston (33-35 - 68, -4) T5 Chris Collins, WSU (36-33 - 69, -3).
The Field: 1. WSU (283, -3), 2. Missouri St. (287, +3), 3. Oral Roberts (288, +4), T4. Houston (289, +5), T4. New Orleans (289, +5), T6 North Texas (292, +8), T6.Western Kentucky (292, +8),8 Sam Houston St. (295, +11) T9. Arkansas-Little Rock (296, +12), T9. Troy (296, +12), 11. LA-Lafayette (299, +15), 12. Tennessee St. (302, +18), 13. Texas St. (307, +23), 14 Arkansas St. (310, +26)..