Yanagi finishes top 10 for the Cougars 

WSU men’s golf to attend the Pac-12 Championship 

ERICK AGUILAR, Evergreen reporter

Another week marks another event for the Cougar men’s golf team as they just concluded play at the El Macero Classic in Davis, California.

The team finished tenth among a total of 20 participating teams, with Pono Yanagi leading the Cougar offensive. The Crimson and Gray finished six-over at 870, not a bad performance by any means, it just seems that most of the competition played better.

The UC Davis hosted event saw the familiar names of UCLA, California-Berkley and Idaho, each of which finished fifth, 11th and 20th respectively

Yanagi shot a six-under and scored 210 and finished seventh in the individual rankings. This is Yanagi’s third top-10 finish this season and fourth in his collegiate career.

Close behind was Preston Bebich with a 216 and Jaden Cantafio with a 223.

Drayton Joseph, whose appearance marked his tournament debut, was next in the Cougar lineup. Joseph is a junior from San Clemente, California. He started his collegiate career at FAU before transferring to the Palouse last year.

Joseph, in his first appearance over the weekend, scored 226 for the Cougars.

Not far behind was Nate Plaster, with a 229. As fans recall, Plaster made his first appearance just a few weeks ago for the Cougars and has done enough to prove himself to stay in the lineup.

“The golf course was in great shape, but you had to be somewhat strategic and have a good pace on the greens. Everyone was able to contribute and these rounds will be valuable for us heading into the Pac-12 Championship,” said head coach Dustin White.

On the horizon for the team is the Pac-12 Championship to be played April 28–30 in Stanford, California