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Men’s Golf Finishes in 11th at Pac-12 Championships

Men’s Golf Finishes in 11th at Pac-12 Championships

CAREFREE, Ariz. (April 28, 2024) – Washington State men’s golf played the final round of the 2024 Pac-12 Men’s Golf Championships on Sunday, finishing in 11th place with a four-round score of 98-over, 1,518 at the par 71, 7,203-yard Desert Forest Golf Club.

WSU finished round four at 16-over, 371 behind an even-par day from Sam Renner. Arizona State won the tournament at 27-over, 1,447, and Stanford’s Karl Vilips was the individual champion at 2-under, 282.

Fifth year Pono Yanagi ended the tournament at 15-over, 299 to finish in a tie for 34th. His final round ended with a 1-over score of 72 with a birdie, a bogey and seven pars to go even on the back nine before three bogeys and an eagle on his final hole put him back up to 1-over.

Senior Drayton Joseph finished tied for 52nd at 21-over, 305. He was 6-over through his opening nine holes, but settled in on the front nine where he rattled off eight pars to end the round 7-over, 78.

Senior Nate Plaster went 22-over, 306 to place tied for 54th in the championships. A bogey and a double bogey along with seven pars on the back nine put him 3-over through nine holes of round four. A pair of birdies helped him to a 2-over front nine as he ended the round at 5-over, 76.

Redshirt freshman Ben Borgida finished the championships at 26-over, 310 to place 62nd. He birdied his third hole of the day to quickly move 1-under before a bogey on hole 15 put him even on the back nine. He parred seven more holes the rest of the way along with a bogey and a double bogey to finish round four at 3-over, 74.

Sophomore Sam Renner finished with a four-round score of 29-over, 313 to place tied for 63rd. After a bogey on hole one, he rattled off three birdies over his next three holes to move to 2-under through seven holes before making the turn at 1-under. A birdie, two bogeys and six pars over his final nine holes put him at a even-par, 71.

Senior Preston Bebich shot a 5-over, 76 in each round one and two, but didn’t play rounds three and four.

The Cougars will have to wait for the 2024 NCAA DI Men’s Golf Selection Show on Wednesday, May 1 at 11 a.m. to find out what’s next to come for the team with NCAA Regional play set for May 13-15.



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