WSU Finished T10 in Oregon

For their second straight tournament in Oregon, the WSU Men’s Golf Team finished 10th at the Airstream Adventures Northwest Classic at Willamette Valley Country Club Tuesday in Canby, Ore. Hosted by Oregon State, the two-day, 54-hole course is a 6,976 yard, par 72 course. The difference-maker was that the first 36 holes were played Monday, followed by the third round of 18 on Tuesday.

Competing for the Cougars were sophomore Derek Bayley, senior Evan Omelia, junior Nick Mandell, freshman AJ Armstrong, and sophomore Brian Mogg. Senior Bhurinat Songpaiboon represented WSU as an individual.
Neither the rain nor the breeze stopped WSU on Monday. After the first two rounds, the Cougars were in eighth after posting (+11, 290) on the day.

Courtesy of WSU Athletic Communications

Bayley’s hot streak continued in Oregon during the first round, posting (-2, 70) to lead all Cougars. Armstrong played an even par on the round. Both Bayley and Armstrong ended the second round tied for 14th. Omelia was able to finish the day four-over par (148). The Cougars finished the day tied for 10th with Fresno State.

WSU (+28, 892) finished strong on Tuesday with all five golfers posting scores within seven of par. The Cougars finished the tournament six strokes ahead of Inland Northwest rival, Gonzaga (+34, 898) and 10 strokes ahead of Pac-12 competitor Utah (+38, 902). UNLV was the tournament champion, finishing 22-under par (842). They were able to finish eight strokes ahead of No. 28 Oregon (-30, 850).

Armstrong had his third top-25 performance as a Cougar. He shot just one-over par in the second and third rounds to bring his total score to (218). Just 12 strokes ahead was the tournament champion, Sulman Raza (-10, 206) of Oregon. Bayley finished only three strokes back of Armstrong (+5, 221).
WSU’s next outing will be April 4–5 in Tacoma, Wash. The Seattle U Redhawk Invitational presented by OGIO will be hosted at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

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