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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cougars place 14th at Match Play Championship

Washington State’s men’s golf team placed 14th at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla.

The Cougars fell to UNC Wilmington 3 1/2 to 1 1/2 in the fourth and final match on Tuesday.

WSU junior Hank Frame (University High) defeated Ryan Nagy 2-up for his second win of the event.

Weekly honors

Eastern Washington women’s tennis player Moira Hedberg, Idaho men’s golfer Sean McMullen, Whitworth baseball player Tyler Pfeffer and Whitworth pole vaulter Chibron Tomeo all earned conference honors for their efforts last week.

Hedberg, a freshman playing at No. 1 singles, was named Big Sky Player of the Week after wins over Air Force and Seattle.

McMullan, a freshman, was named Western Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week after placing second at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Primm, Nev.

Pfeffer, a sophomore from Shadle Park High, was named Northwest Conference Player of the Week after hitting .522 with 12 RBIs and 10 runs during the Pirates’ 4-1 week.

Tomeo, a junior who transferred from Community Colleges of Spokane, broke the Pirates’ 26-year-old pole vault record by clearing 15 feet, 11 inches.

Men’s basketball

Whitworth is ranked 10th in the final poll, the NCAA announced.

The Pirates finished ranked in the top 10 for the third season in a row.  The Bucs went 26-4 overall and won the Northwest Conference championship for the third straight season.

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