COURTESY OF ERIC EVANS
The WSU men’s golf team traveled to West Virginia to compete in The Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational Monday and Tuesday along with 14 other schools.
WSU ended the first round of the invitational tied for seventh place but struggled down the stretch finishing round two in 10th place and eventually the tournament in 12th with a score of 921 (+57). West Virginia won the invitational with a score of 864, even with par.
Leading the Cougars, senior Nicklaus Chiam finished with a score of 211 (+5) to end the event in tied for 14th place. This is Chaim’s first top 15 finish in over two years. He was also the only Cougar to post a below-par round with a score of 70 (-2).
Senior Daniel Kolar finished the event tied for 27th place with a score of 226 (+10). Freshman Tianyu Wu ended the tournament tied for 51st with a score of 234 (+18) despite having three birdies in the final round. Senior Scott Redelsperger improved by two shots each round but ended the event tied for 75th with a score of 240 (+24).
Junior Ryan Maine finished the tournament tied for 80th with a score of 250 (+34). Playing as an individual for WSU, freshman Christian Yanagi tied with Wu.
The Cougars travel back to the west coast and return to action on Oct. 14-15 at the Oregon State Invitational in Corvallis, Oregon.