Husky Men's Golfers Hold On for NCAA Berth

May 19, 2001

Corvallis, OR - The Washington men's golf team finished 10th at the NCAA West Regional Championship at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis to earn the final qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships. It marks the third consecutive year the Huskies have qualified for the NCAA finals.

Saturday Washington shot 4-over par 292 for a 54-hole total of 883. The Huskies had to wait for several other teams to finish their rounds before learning their final place in the team standings. USC was in 10th place as it entered the back nine holes of its final round, but could not hold onto that lead and finished four strokes behind the Huskies in 12th place. UNLV, which started the day three stokes behind Washington, could not make up any of that difference and finished 11th at 22-over par 886.

Arizona State won the West Regional with a 12-under score of 871. UC-Irvine was second at 3-over 886.

Freshman Corey Prugh, who finished 70th overall, turned in an even-par 72 on Saturday to lead the Huskies. John Robertson and Brock Mackenzie both shot 73 during the final round while Joey Ramos turned in a 74.

Robertson was Washington's top individual finisher, placing 17th overall at 2-over par 218. Mackenzie was 32nd at 212, Derek Berg, who shot 77 on Saturday, was 64th at 225. Ramos tied Prugh for 70th place at 226.

South Carolina's Kyle Thompson shot a 70 on Saturday to tie Arizona State's Matt Jones for medalist honors. Both players finished at 8-under 208. The Sun Devils' Jin Park was third at 211.

The Huskies will compete at the NCAA Championships at Duke University May 30-June 2.

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