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Men's Golf Moves Up During Final Round
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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 04/13/2010
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April 13, 2010

STANFORD, Calif. - The Washington State men's golf team moved up two spots during the final round of the U.S. Intercollegiate Tuesday. The Cougars posted a team score of 282 (+2) at the par-70, 6,727-yard Stanford Golf Course to finish in 13th, one position better than they were seeded entering the event.

Kevin Tucker was out in front for WSU once again, finishing strong with his lowest round of the tournament. The senior fired a bogey-free round of 66 (-4), the third-lowest round of the day. Tucker's three-round total of 210 (E) put him in a tie for 16th, marking his seventh-consecutive top-25 finish.

Nick Ellis also went under-par Tuesday, carding a third-round score of 69 (-1). The junior out of East Wenatchee, Wash., finished the event in 43rd with a three-round total of 218 (+8).

Freshman Hank Frame, senior Austin Hurt and sophomore Trent Sanders finished in the final three spots for the Cougars. Frame's third-round 72 (+1) helped him finish with a tournament-total 223 (+13). Hurt and Sanders posted a 231 and 233, respectively.

The team will now prepare for the Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz., April 26-28. WSU Head Coach Walt Williams knows the team is on the verge of qualifying for the NCAA Regional Championships and a strong performance at the conference tournament could push them over the top.

"Kevin and Nick really stepped it up today and we needed that to keep our regional hopes alive," said Williams. "Kevin was hitting on all cylinders this week and has proven that he can play with the elite players in the country. We'll need six guys to bring that kind of play at the Pac-10's later this month."

U.S. Intercollegiate; Stanford, Calif.

Stanford Golf Course

Par-70; 6,727 Yards

Final Results

WSU Results: T16. Kevin Tucker (71-73-66--210, E); 43. Nick Ellis (73-76-69--218, +8); T68. Hank Frame (77-74-72--223, +13); T91. Austin Hurt (76-79-76--231, +21); T94. Trent Sanders (83-75-75--233, +23).

Team Results: 1. Oregon (839, -1); 2. San Diego State (842, +2); 3. Washington (843, +3); 4. Oregon State (848, +8); T5. UCLA (849, +9); T5. Southern California (849, +9); 7. Stanford (853, +13); T8. Pepperdine (855, +15); T8. San Jose State (855, +15); 10. Arizona State (856, +16); 11. California (866, +26); 12. UC-Irvine (875, +35); 13. Washington State (877, +37); 14. San Francisco (880, +40); 15. Fresno State (883, +43); T16. Lamar (886, +46); T16. UC Davis (886, +46); 18. Long Beach State (890, +50); 19. Denver (902, +62); 20. Hawaii (936, +96).

Top Five Individuals: 1. Daniel Miernicki, Oregon (70-68-64--202, -8); 2. Nick Taylor, Washington (68-68-69--205, -5); T3. John Chin, UC-Irvine (66-72-68--206, -4); T3. Domingo Jojola, San Francisco (68-71-67--206, -4); T3. J.J. Spaun, San Diego State (69-68-69--206, -4).

--wsucougars.com--
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