Another tough break for WSU men’s golf 

“It just got away from us today…” head coach Dustin White said.



The men’s golf team played its last round of the season on Wednesday at the Pac-12 championship.

ERICK AGUILAR, Evergreen reporter

WSU men’s golf finished in the bottom half in their last event in Cali.

They finished 20th of 28 competing teams at the Stanford-hosted Goodwin Tournament in San Francisco.

Another week and another decline in team performance from the Cougars, placing 12th 15th and 20th, in the last three showings. Unfortunately, the momentum from the fall has not carried over thus far.

The Crimson and Gray walked away carding 26 over with a score of 866 tying with Lipscomb and Little Rock.

The other teams present from the Pac-12 were Stanford, Cal, USC, Oregon, Washington, UCLA, Colorado and Utah. They placed in third, fifth, seventh, eighth, 10th, 11th and 12th.

“The golf course was very demanding and a good readiness test for the rest of the spring season, especially Pac-12’s. You needed to do a lot of things well around here to score and we hung in there for most of it. It just got away from us today and we’re still learning how to manage our way around when things aren’t going our way. We need to sharpen a few things up and come out ready to play in a couple of weeks,” said head coach Dustin White after the tournament.

“This was a good learning experience for us,” White said.

The team presented Pono Yanagi, Sam Renner, Jaden Cantafio, Preston Bebich and Nate Plaster to compete, with the highest individual placing being Yanagi in 52nd place.

Renner placed 78th while Cantafio and Bebich tied for 95th and Plaster brought up the rear at 146th.

The team has one more event before the Pac-12 and NCAA events, the El Macero Classic hosted by UC Davis.