Golfers Grab Lead After First Day of Invitational

Sept. 29, 2003

Bremerton, WA - The Washington men's golf team owns a nine-stroke lead after the first 36 holes of play at its Opus NW Husky Invitational. Washington turned in rounds of 365 and 366 to complete the first-day of play at 11-over 731 at Gold Mountain's Olympic Course. The tournament features six-man teams with the top five scores counting toward the team total.

The Huskies were led by senior All-American Brock Mackenzie, who carded back-to-back rounds of 70 to finsh at 4-under 140. Trailing him by one shot on the leaderboard is Oregon State's Brad Simpson, who turned in rounds of 70 and 71. UCLA's John Merrick and California's Scott Carlyle are tied for third at 1-under 143.

Oregon State trails that Huskies at 740 followed by BYU at 744 and San Diego State at 745. UCLA, ranked third in the nation, and California, ranked fourth, are tied for fifth at 747, 16 strokes behind the Huskies.

'We played well, but we could have played better,' said Husky coach Matt Thurmond. 'But, I think that is they way most of the teams felt today. We expected a pleasant day and instead it was overcast and the winds picked up in the afternoon. Our plan is to go out and be aggressive Tuesday. There are obviously some very talented teams in this field and a nine-stoke lead does not really mean that much, especially with this scoring format.'

Mackenzie is playing in his first match for Washington after missing the Topy Cup while competing for the United States Walker Cup Team in England.

'I was really impressed by his overall game today,' Thurmond said. 'He was really solid and took advantage of the opportunities to score. I think this is the beginning of a great senior season for Brock.'

Washington's Erik Olson shot 146 to tie for 10th while senior Dan Potter is tied for 13th at 147. Freshman Alex Prugh is 20th at 149, Cody Upham is 48th at 156 and Corey Purgh is 55th at 160.

BYU held the tournament lead after the fist round with a 4-over 364 thanks to Oscar Alvarez's 69 that included a 32 on the back nine. He shared the first round lead with Carlyle.

The third round of the tournament starts at 7:30 a.m. at Gold Mountain's Olympic Course. Washington and Oregon State will tee off at 9:06 a.m.

2003 Opus NW Husky Invitational
Gold Mountain-Olympic Course
Par 72, 7,059 yards
Bremerton, WA

Round 2 Results

Team Standings

1   Washington, U. of        365  366    731       +112   Oregon State U.          373  367    740       +203   Brigham Young Univ.      364  380    744       +244   San Diego State U.       372  373    745       +255   California, U. of        367  380    747       +27    UCLA                     371  376    747       +277   Washington State U.      376  374    750       +308   Oregon, U. of            382  371    753       +339   Fresno State Univ.       383  375    758       +38    Tohoku Fukushi           381  377    758       +38

Individual Results

 1   Brock Mackenzie        Washington    70   70    140   -4 2   Brad Simpson           Oregon St.    70   71    141   -3 3   John Merrick           UCLA          72   71    143   -1     Scott Carlyle          California    69   74    143   -1 5   Travis Johnson         UCLA          72   72    144    E     Cory Segall            SanDiegoSt    73   71    144    E 7   John Poucher           UCLA          74   71    145   +1     Todd Miller            BYU           73   72    145   +1     Jordan Madison         Wash. St.     72   73    145   +110   Jimmy White            Oregon        73   73    146   +2     Jamie Puterbaugh       SanDiegoSt    74   72    146   +2     Erik Olson             Washington    73   73    146   +213   Haruo Fujishima        Tohoku        72   75    147   +3     Takamasa Yamamoto      Tohoku        75   72    147   +3     Dan Potter             Washington    71   76    147   +3     Sean Deacon            Oregon St.    73   74    147   +3     Oscar Alvarez          BYU           69   78    147   +318   Ryan Gilmour           Oregon St.    75   73    148   +4     Greg Machtaler         BYU           73   75    148   +420   Chad Spencer           Fresno St.    73   76    149   +5     Ryan Carter            Fresno St.    76   73    149   +5     Isaac Woods            Wash. St.     72   77    149   +5     Alex Prugh             Washington    78   71    149   +5     Dustin Pewarchuk       Oregon        75   74    149   +525   Mark Warman            SanDiegoSt    74   76    150   +6     J.R. Ruda              California    78   72    150   +6     Kevin Chen             Wash. St.     77   73    150   +6     Steven Eschbach        SanDiegoSt    74   76    150   +629   Brian Kelley           Oregon St.    78   73    151   +7     Clay Ogden             BYU           74   77    151   +731   Jeff Hood              California    72   80    152   +8     Matt Schreiber         California    76   76    152   +8     Tatsuya Sato           Tohoku        75   77    152   +834   Jake Ellison           BYU           75   78    153   +9     Justin St. Clair       Oregon        75   78    153   +9     Brandon Beck           California    75   78    153   +9     Steve Conway           UCLA          74   79    153   +9     Matt Fladwood          Wash. St.     79   74    153   +9     Jeremy Moreno          Fresno St.    76   77    153   +9     Masatsugu Fujishima    Tohoku        79   74    153   +9     Jonathan Green         Oregon St.    77   76    153   +942   Mike Sica              Oregon        78   76    154  +10     Mark Modglin           Fresno St.    79   75    154  +10     Ron Harvey, Jr.        BYU           76   78    154  +1045   Ryan Camp              Wash. St.     78   77    155  +11     Aaron Goldberg         SanDiegoSt    77   78    155  +11     Chad Carlson           Wash. St.     77   78    155  +1148   Aaron Choi             SanDiegoSt    78   78    156  +12     Gregg LaVoie           Oregon        81   75    156  +12     Cody Upham             Washington    80   76    156  +12     Eric Hastings          Oregon        83   73    156  +1252   Mitch Gillis           Oregon St.    78   79    157  +13     Dusty Diedrich         Fresno St.    83   74    157  +1354   Michael Wilson         California    75   83    158  +1455   Dan Buell              Fresno St.    79   81    160  +16     Corey Prugh            Washington    73   87    160  +16     Yuya Morimoto          Tohoku        81   79    160  +1658   Shoji Sakamoto         Tohoku        80   81    161  +1759   Chris Heintz           UCLA          79   85    164  +2060   Breene Murphy          UCLA          82   83    165  +21
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