Husky Golf Team Signs Washington Duo

Nov. 19, 2002

Seattle - Washington men's golf coach Matt Thurmond announced today that two standout golfers from the state have signed national letters of intent with the Huskies. Alex Prugh of Spokane's Ferris High School and Reid Rader of Seattle's Lakeside High School will enroll as freshmen next fall.

Prugh is the younger brother of current Husky junior Corey Prugh. He was the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's 2001 Junior Boys champion. Last summer he was a semifinalist at the PNGA's Men's Amateur Championship and a participant at the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship. Prugh was selected to the Hudson Cup Team and placed 13th at the Junior World Championships. He qualified for the U.S. Junior Boys Match Play Championships in both 2001 and 2002 and has a national junior ranking of 31.

Rader won the PNGA Junior Boys Championship in August at Dungeness Golf Course. He was named an All-America by the American Junior Golf Association in 2001. Rader has led Lakeside to state championships in both 2000 and 2002. He won the Class 3A high school state championship as a freshman, placed third as a sophomore and was second as a junior. Rader won the PNGA Sectional title to qualify for the Westfield Junior PGA Championship where he finished 13th. In 2000 he won the AJGA Langdon Farms Championship.

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