Husky Men's Golfers Ranked 11th in Preseason Poll
Jan. 22, 2002
Seattle - The Washington men's golf team is ranked 11th in the preseason Precept Coaches Poll. The ranking is the highest ever by the Huskies.
Under the direction of first-year coach Matt Thurmond, the Huskies won three fall tournaments and finished second in another. Washington won its own Husky Invitational, Stanford's Nelson Invitational and The Prestige at Palm Desert.
Washington golfers blitzed the Husky record book in the fall.
Junior John Robertson set the UW single-round record with a 64 at The Prestige. Sophomore Brock Mackenzie and senior Gordy Scutt carded 54-hole totals of 203 to better the Huskies three-round tournament score by five strokes. The Huskies also set new team marks for single-round score (272), 54-hole total (839).
Washington opens its spring season Feb. 4-5 at the Ping Arizona Intercollegiate in Tuscon.
The Precept Coaches Poll is administered by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). Regular-season rankings will be released biweekly starting Feb. 7 on the GCAA's official website, collegiategolf.com
Precept Coaches Poll
Preseason Spring 2002
School Points 1. Georgia Tech 1083 2. Wake Forest 1079 3. Oklahoma State 1041 4. Florida 1017 5. Clemson 948 6. Texas 904 7. USC 890 8. TCU 885 9. Ohio State 64610. Georgia 63811. Washington 59312. Tennessee 57013. Oklahoma 53214. Virginia Tech 51115. New Mexico 47416. Auburn 45717. Fresno State 42018. Arizona State 39219. UAB 22620. South Carolina 21921. Lamar 20722. Toledo 19623. SMU 16024. Pepperdine 15825. Augusta State 141