Led by junior Hank Frame, the WSU men’s golf team finished 14th in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational.
Frame moved up the leader board in the final round, shooting a 67 (-4) to move up from a tie for 18th after two rounds to a tie for a 9th-place finish at the end of the tournament, shooting 205 (-8).
Frame finished 10 shots behind the winner, Eugene Wong of Oregon, who shot 195 (-18), which was five shots ahead of second place.
The next best Cougar was freshman Michael Anderson, finishing just outside the top 25 with a tie for a 28th finish, and shooting 210 (-3). Senior Trent Sanders finished in a tie for 63rd, shooting 220 (+7). Senior Branden Dalton finished in 73rd place, shooting 223 (+10), and sophomore Kent Hagen finished in 78th place, shooting 233 (+20).
WSU shot a three-day total of 858 (+6), shooting even (284) the first round, one over par the second round (285), and their worst team round in the third round, shooting five over par (289).
“Hank had an awesome day, he just played great,” Head Coach Garrett Clegg said in a WSU press release. “As a team we played about 10 holes really well. It’s the other 44 we need to work on. We’ll work hard and figure it out; we’ve got to be dedicated to being a better team. We need to be better around the green. Our short game just has to be better.”
California and Oregon tied for the team title, each finishing with a team total of 811 (-41).
The WSU men’s golf team will play in their final tournament of the fall season, The Gifford Collegiate at CordeValle, hosted by UCLA. The tournament runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 2.