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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Chris Collins Sits In Top 10 in NW Collegiate Classic
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/02/2006
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Oct. 2, 2006

Corvallis, Ore. - At the end of two rounds in the NW Collegiate Classic the Washington State Cougars sit in a tie for seventh place. Senior Chris Collins had a great day finishing in tenth place to lead the cougars in scoring. Collins shot a 3-over 145 putting him in position to strike on day two.

As a team the Cougars shot a 22-over 598 collectively putting them in a tie with the University of San Diego. The Cougars find themselves ahead of both Charleston and Portland after two rounds of play.

Freshman Nick Grigsby carried momentum from the Opus NW Husky Invitational where he shot a third round 67 that moved him into the top 25 and gave him a share of the top finish for a WSU golfer with Chris Collins. Grigsby finished the first day of the NW Collegiate Classic in a tie for 25. Grigsby shot a 5-over 149 to be WSU's second top scorer.

The final round of the NW Collegiate Classic tees off at 7:45 am Tuesday.

NW Collegiate Classic results after Rounds 1&2:

WSU Results: T10. Chris Collins (70-75 - 145, +3), T25 Nick Grigsby (74-75 - 149, +5), T36 Jordan Mason (74-77 - 151, +7),T49 Max Reinland (75-78-153, +9) T65 Jordan Madison (77-80--157, +13). Individual * Kevin Chen (77-73-150, +6)

Team Scores: 1. Oregon (288-288) 576; t2. San Francisco (296-291) 587; t2. Oregon State (291-296) 587; t4. Long Beach State (290-299) 589; t4. UC Irvine (298-291) 589; t4. St. Mary's (289-300) 589; t7. Washington State (293-305) 598; t7. San Diego (295-303) 598; 9. College of Charleston (303-299) 602; 10. Portland (309-294) 603.

Top Individual Scores: 1. *Zach Bixler, Washington (69-70) 139; 2. Matt Ma, Oregon (67-74) 141; 3. Jay Choe, UC Irvine (73-69) 142; t4. Diego Velasquez, Oregon State (74-69) 143; t4. Ryan Wood, Long Beach State (71-72) 143; t4. Bucky Coe, San Diego (69-74) 143; t4. Derek Sipe, Oregon (73-70) 143.

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