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Entering the fall portion of the 2001-02 Washington State men's golf season, head coach Walt Williams discussed the goal of making it to the NCAA West Regional with his team. This seemed like an ambitious goal considering that in the history of the Washington State men's golf program, no team has ever advanced that far. This year, the 2001-02 men's golf team would reach that goal.
The Wolf Pack Classic held Oct. 8-9, 2001 in Genoa, Nev., was a successful tournament for Washington State. The Cougars recorded a score of 270 in the opening round. This shattered the previous single-round team scoring record of 276 set in 1998 and 2001. Washington State placed third in the 16-team field at Nevada.
In that record opening round, each Cougar posted a score in the 60s. Jon Reehoorn's opening 66 was the second lowest first round score in the tournament's 83-person field and tied for second lowest in school history. Reehoorn went into the final round of the tournament tied for second after posting a 36-hole total of 135 (-9).
Washington State finished strong as it came in third behind Arizona and California. Reehoorn completed the final round with a score of 72 capping a WSU record tying effort with a 54-hole score of 207 (66-69-72, -9). Reehoorn tied teammate Dustin White, who posted a 207 score, Sept. 12, 2000, for the lowest individual three-round score in a tournament.
Four Cougars finished in the top 10, including White, who completed the final round with a 69, giving him a sixth place finish at 211 (-5). Ryan Camp finished in a tie for eighth at 212 (-4), marking his second consecutive top 10 finish. Sophomore Isaac Woods ended the tournament in a tie for 10th with a score of 214 (-2), earning his first top 10 finish.
For the fall season, Washington State did not finish lower than sixth in any of the six tournaments in which it competed. In addition, White, a junior, finished in the top 25 in all six tournaments, including five top 10s to raise his career total to nine. This bumped White up to third on the school's record list in that category.
The Cougars continued to play well during the spring season and reached their goal of making it to the NCAA postseason, earning an invitation to the 2001 West Regional. The Cougars finished 19th in the 27-team regional field at 899, shooting 301 during the final day. Reehoorn completed the tournament at 5-over par 221, shooting a 76 in the final round to place 34th.
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