WSU finished in bottom five of tournament in Hawaii



Then-sophomore Daniel Kolar holds his follow through as he watches his ball soar down the fairway.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

Despite starting strong in the first round, WSU men’s golf finished three spots above last place in the John Burns Intercollegiate Invitational this weekend in Lihue, Hawaii at the Wailua Golf Course.

This was the first tournament of the spring season for WSU. The team hadn’t taken the course competitively since Nov. 8.

The Cougars ended the first round of the three-day 54-hole tournament in 11th place but went on to drop to 16th place in the 2nd round before finishing 17th of the 20 teams competing in the event.

WSU finished with a three-day total of 891 (+27). Texas A&M University finished the tournament with a score of 835 (-29) to take home the trophy.

Two WSU seniors placed inside the top 65. Senior Derek Bayley tied for 43rd place with an overall score of 219 (+3) and senior Brian Mogg finished tied for 64th at 222 (+6). Bayley shot his best round, three under par, in the third round of the tournament.

Sophomore Daniel Kolar was the only other Cougar to finish inside the top 100 in 72nd place. WSU had five players compete in the tournament.

The Cougars’ spring season continues when they return to the green Feb. 27 to compete in the two-day Southwestern Intercollegiate at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, California.