Husky Golfers Defeat Georgia, Lose to UCLA at Match Play

Nov. 16, 2004

Howie-in-the-Hills, FL - The 11th-seeded Washington men's golf team won its consolation bracket contest with third-seeded Georgia and then fell to seventh-seeded UCLA to compete its two-days of play at the Collegiate Match Play Championships at the Mission Inn in Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Huskies finished tied for 11th in the 16-team field.

In their first match Monday, Washington defeated Georgia 3-1-1 to eliminate the Bulldogs from the tournament. Erik Olson, James Lepp and Joe Panzeri all picked up wins to lead the Huskies while Zach Bixler halved his match. Alex Prugh lost 5 and 4.

The Huskies were eliminated from the consolation bracket when they fell to UCLA 3-1-1. Prugh picked up UW's lone victory by downing John Poucher 1-up. Lepp halved his match with the Bruins' Peter Campbell. UCLA will face Penn State Tuesday in the finals of the consolation bracket.

In the main draw, top-seeded Georgia Tech will face second seed Oklahoma State for the championship. Texas will face in-state rival Texas A&M in the consolation A final while Clemson will face Florida in consolation B final.

The event was Washington's final tournament of the fall. The Huskies are currently ranked 26th in the most recent Golfweek rankings.

Washington Results

(11) Washington def. (3) Georgia, 3-1-1Zach Bixler, Washington halved David Denham, GeorgiaChris Kirk, Georgia def. Alex Prugh, Washington, 5 and 4Erik Olson, Washington def. Brendon Todd, Georgia, 2-upJames Lepp, Washington def. Kevin Kisner, Georgia, 4 and 2Joe Panzeri, Washington def. Butler Melnyk, Georgia, 3 and 2

(7) UCLA def. (11) Washington 3-1-1Peter Campbell, UCLA halved James Lepp, WashingtonDaniel Im, UCLA def. Erik Olson, Washington, 3 and 2Kevin Chappell, UCLA def. Joe Panzeri, Washington 3 and 2Chris Heintz, UCLA def. Zach Bixler, Washington 2-upAlex Prugh, Washington def. John Poucher, UCLA, 1-up

Collegiate Match Play ChampionshipSecond Round ResultsMission Inn ResortHowie-in-the-Hills, FL

Winners BracketSecond-Round Results(1) Georgia Tech def. (8) Arizona, 4-1(5) Texas def. (13) Clemson, 3-2(14) Texas A&M def. (6) Georgia State, 4-1(2) Oklahoma State def. (7) Florida, 4-1

Third-Round Results(1) Georgia Tech def. (5) Texas 3-0-2(2) Oklahoma State def. (14) Texas A&M 4-1

Winners Consolation B Bracket(13) Clemson def. (8) Arizona 3-2(7) Florida def. (6) Georgia State 2-2-1

Consolation Bracket(16) Penn State def. (9) Purdue, 3-1-1(4) Kentucky def. (12) Pepperdine, 3-1-1(11) Washington def. (3) Georgia, 3-1-1(10) UCLA def. (15) California, 3-1-1

(16) Penn State def. (4) Kentucky 3-1-1(7) UCLA def. (11) Washington 3-1-1

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