Husky Golfers Tuneup for NCAA Regional at NW Shootout

May 2, 2004

Seattle - The 25th-ranked Washington men's golf team has one final tuneup before NCAA postseason competition when the Huskies play in Monday's Northwest Shootout. The one-day, 36-hole tournament will be held in Sunriver, Ore., at Crosswater, the site of the NCAA West Regional Championship. UCLA, ranked third nationally, joins Oregon State and the Huskies for the Shootout. First-round action begins at 8:30 a.m. and the second round is slated for a 2 p.m. start. Team scores will consist of the lowest five scores from each six-member team in each round.

Last year Washington won the inaugural Shootout at Washington National Golf Club. The Huskies shot 594 while Oregon was second at 606, Oregon State third at 613 and Western Washington fourth at 618. Husky senior Derek Berg took medalist honors with a 3-under score of 141 in rainy conditions. Washington's Brock Mackenzie was third at 149.

Mackenzie enters the Northwest Shooting with a team-best stroke average of 70.19 after finishing fourth at last week's Pac-10 Championship. Mackenize was named a first-team all-conference selection for the third consecutive season after the event. Dan Potter, an honorable mention all-Pac-10 pick, is second on the team with a 73.07 stroke average.

Washington hopes to return to Crosswater May 20-22 when the course plays host to the NCAA West Regional Championship. The East Regional will be held at the Yale Golf Course while Purdue hosts the Central Regional at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The NCAA Championships are slated for Cascades Golf Course at The Homestead in Hot Spring, Va., June 1-4.

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