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WSU Golf Slips To Seventh At Pac-12 Championships

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WSU's Derek Bayley hits himself out of the trap at the Pac-12 Championships at Palouse Ridge. (Photo: WSU) WSU's Derek Bayley hits himself out of the trap at the Pac-12 Championships at Palouse Ridge. (Photo: WSU)
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PULLMAN, Wash. – In third-round action of the 2015 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships, the hosting Washington State University Cougars carded a 366 (+16), bringing their 54-hole total to 1076 (+26) at WSU's Palouse Ridge Golf Club. WSU sits tied for seventh place with No. 25 California and three strokes back from No. 12 Washington (+23, 1073) in fifth place. Arizona State currently leads the tournament at 3-under (1047) with 18 holes left to play.

Despite windy conditions in the morning, WSU's top two competitors maintained their positions in the top 10. Senior Michael Anderson paced the Cougars, Tuesday, shooting even with par (70). Anderson carded three birdies in the round, including a 20-foot putt on No. 2 from the apron of the green. Anderson saved par in the round with a birdie on No. 16 and finished the day in sixth place at 3-under (207).

Freshman Derek Bayley sits two strokes back from Anderson at 2-under (209). Bayley carded a third-round 75 (+5) and is tied for eighth place. The duo is ahead of talented golfers on the leaderboard, including the world No. 1 amateur Jon Rahm (+2, 212) of Arizona State and No. 5 Cheng-Tsung Pan (E, 210) of Washington. Stanford's Maverick McNealy (-9, 201) sits atop the leaderboard.

WSU redshirt-senior Sang Lee carded the second-lowest score for the Cougars in the third round. Lee offered consistency on the back nine, shooting even with par on all but one hole. Lee finished the round 3-over (73). Coupled with a 36-hole 142 (+2), Lee sits tied for 26th place at 5-over (215).

Sophomore Nick Mandell finished 4-over (74) on the day. Mandell saved a stroke on No. 18, notching a birdie to bring his 54-hole total to 219 (+9). Mandell is currently tied for 39th place. Freshman Brian Mogg matched Mandell's third-round score. Mogg is tied for 58th place with a three-round 226 (+16). Redshirt-senior Alex Wagner (+28, 238) is in 69th place.

The 2015 Pac-12 Men's Golf Championships conclude Wednesday with the fourth round of play beginning at 8 a.m. Live results can be found at golfstat.com. Full results and recap from the day will be posted at wsucougars.com and pac-12.com at the conclusion of the tournament.

Complete Pac-12 Men's Golf Championship standings HERE: http://www.wsucougars.com/pdf9/3496606.pdf
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