UW Golfers in Fifth Place at Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge

Oct. 25, 2004

Bandon, OR - The Washington men's golf team is in fifth place, 10 strokes out of first place, after the first round of competition at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge at Bandon Dunes. The Pac-10 took the early lead at the event with four of the top five team scores after the first 18 holes of play. Seven teams from each conference are participating in the two-day tournament.

Washington shot 13-over 301 during Monday's opening round of play. The second round was not completed due to heavy rains. Due to expected heavy rains Tuesday, the tournament will only include two rounds of competition.

Alex Prugh led the Husky effort with an even-par 72 to tie for fourth after the opening round. Prugh trails Northwestern's Bryson Young by two strokes. Husky freshman Zach Bixler is tied for 12th at 2-over 74. Cody Upham is 23rd at 76 while Travis Andrews is 51st at 79. Erik Olson struggled during and completed his round at 87. Husky junior James Lepp is not playing in the event while preparing for the World Team Championships where he will represent Canada.

UCLA leads the field at 10-under 291 followed by Arizona State at 296. USC and Northwestern are three strokes ahead of the Huskies at 301.

Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge
Bandon Dunes
Bandon, OR
Par 72, 7040 yards

Team Results

 1. UCLA            291 2. Arizona State   296 3. USC             298 3. Northwestern    298 5. Washington      301 6. Minnesota       304 6. Indiana         304 8. California      304 9. Arizona         30510. Penn State      30710. Oregon          31010. Michigan        31010. Purdue          31014. Illinois        312

Top Individuals 1. Bryson Young, Northwestern 70 2. Alejandro Canizares, Arizona State 71 2. Taylor Wood, USC 71 4. John Poucher, USC 72 4. Alex Prugh, Washington 72 6. Jeff Overton, Indiana 73 6. Christian Vozza, Michigan 73 6. Kevin Chapell, UCLA 73 6. Pat Moore, Arizona State 73 6. Daniel Im, UCLA 73 6. Peter Campbell, UCLA 73

Washington Results 4. Alex Prugh 7212. Zach Bixler 7423. Cody Upham 7651. Travis Andrews 7970. Erik Olson 87

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