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,

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
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