Husky Golfers Defend Prestige Championship
Nov. 1, 2002
Seattle - Defending champion Washington and four other teams currently ranked among the nation's Top 25 highlight the field as for the third straight year the nation's top academic and golf-playing universities will participate in The Prestige At PGA WEST, a 54-hole tournament which will be held Nov. 3-5 at the La Quinta Resort Mountain Golf Resort, and co-hosted by California,-Davis and Stanford.
The third-annual event, featuring 18 teams, is designed as one of college's major tournaments, and will also feature a youth golf clinic, an awards dinner and a Collegiate-Am tournament.
In addition to the host schools and 21st-ranked Washington, other schools which have committed to play in the tournament are: No.7 Texas Christian, No.10 UCLA, No.14 Vanderbilt, No.24 Pepperdine, No.39 UC Irvine, No.42 Kansas, No.52 Oregon, No.76 Colorado, No.99 Pacific, Air Force, Rice, San Diego, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and Yale.
Last year the Huskies shot 20-under 844 to beat second-place Kansas and Colorado by five strokes. Brock Mackenzie tied North Carolina's Dustin Bray for medalist honors. Both shot 13-under 203. Mackenzie pieced together rounds of 68, 65 and 70 for his 203 score. John Robertson was fourth overall at 8-under 208.
This year's event will be played at the La Quinta Resort Mountain Course, one of the top courses in the country. Tournament teams will play 36 holes on Nov. 4 and 18 holes on Nov. 5.
The three-day event will feature a Collegiate-Am on Nov. 3, as well as a free golf clinic for kids and their families. Tournament coaches and their players will provide the expertise for the clinic. An awards dinner for the teams will also be held. The Collegiate-Am is scheduled to feature PGA Senior Tour players Al Geiberger, Bob Rosburg, Bob Goalby and Howie Johnson.