Men's Golf Finishes 17th at Ping Intercollegiate

Jan. 30, 2001

TUCSON, AZ - The University of Washington men's golf team opened the 2001 spring season with a 17th place showing at the Ping-Arizona Intercollegiate. The Huskies finished with a three-day total score of 898 over the par-71, 6776-yard course at The Raven at Sabino Springs.

USC dominated the 20-team field, carding a third-straight round under par to win the event by 22 strokes. The Trojans, the only team to finish under par for the tournament, finished at 19-under 833. USC's Alex Kuyumjian won medalist honors, winning by a two-stroke margin at 7-under 206.

The day started well for the Huskies in finishing the second round which had been postponed Monday due to darkness. Washington posted a 6-over 290 second-round score, sneaking into 13th place heading into the final round. The Huskies fired their worst round of the tournament in the final round, however, dropping them into 17th place.

The young Husky lineup, which featured three sophomores, was led by two of those sophomores, Derek Berg and Conner Robbins, who both finished the tournament at 12-over 225. Junior Gordy Scutt and another sophomore, John Robertson, had impressive second-round scores in leading the Huskies to their best round of the tournament. Scutt shot even-par 71, while Robertson fired a 1-under 70 as each finished at 13-over 226.

The Huskies will look to rebound as they head back to sunny weather in the Waikoloa Invitational, Feb. 15-17 at Waikoloa Beach and Kings in Hilo, Hawaii.

Ping Arizona Intercollegiate
The Raven at Sabino Springs
Tucson, Ariz.
Par 71, 6776 yards

Team Results: 1. Southern California 833, 2. California 855 , 3t. Arizona State and Ohio State 862, 5. South Carolina 863, 6. BYU 871, 7. Pepperdine 872, 8. Arizona 873, 9. Oregon 874, 10. Oregon State 875, 11t. Arizona Red, Texas-El Paso and Mississippi 880, 14. UCLA 882, 15. UC-Irvine 888, 16. Stanford 889, 17. Washington 898, 18. Arkansas 901, 19. Long Beach State 905, 20. New Mexico State 948.

Top Individuals: 1. Alex Kuyumjian (USC) 206, 2. Kyle Thompson (South Carolina), David Wagenseller (Ohio St.) and Brady Stockton (Arizona St.) 208, 5. Peter Tomasulo (California), Andy Connell (AZ Red), Aaron Byers (Oregon) and Kevin Stadler (USC) 210.

Husky Scores: 54t. Derek Berg (76-72-75-225) and Conner Robbins (73-77-75-225), 63t. Gordy Scutt (7-71-78-226) and John Robertson (77-70-79-226), 93t. Troy Kelly (76-82-77-235).

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