Husky Golfers Tie/Set School Scoring Records
Feb. 10, 2005
Waikoloa, Hawaii - One day after posting the program's best single-round team score against par, the 26th-ranked Washington men's golf team bettered that performance by two strokes, equaling the all-time scoring mark at the same time. Washington posted a second-round score of 18-under 270 to move into second place at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate held at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course.
Washington enters Friday's final round of play trailing third-ranked Oklahoma State by eight strokes. The Cowboys also shot 270 during the second round after opening play with a 264. USC trails Washington by one stroke on the team leaderboard while second-ranked Georgia Tech is in fourth place at 546.
The Huskies' 270 matched the score the 2002 team set during the second round of the Western Intercollegiate. That event was contested at the par-70 Pasatiempo Golf Course. Thursday's score of 18-under 270 bettered Washington's first-round, record-setting effort of 16-under 272 by two strokes.
'That's really amazing to set the scoring record on one day and then come out and better it in the very next round,' said Husky coach Matt Thurmond. 'That takes tremendous effort and I'm really proud our guys were able to keep that level of play up today after such a good start Wednesday.'
Washington was led Thursday by a pair of 67s turned in by sophomore Alex Prugh and junior James Lepp. A second-team All-American at Illinois in 2003, Lepp is having his best tournament as a Husky. He enters the final round in fourth place at 11-under 133, trailing Oklahoma State's Tyler Leon by three shots.
Zach Bixler remains in a tie for seventh place at 9-under 135 after firing a 69 during the second round. Prugh moved up to 18th oerall at 137. Erik Olson carded a 68 to jump up to 50th at 142 while Travis Andrews is 72nd at even-par 144. Olson's score marked the third time in his career he has posted a score in the 60s. Prugh has not shot at least one round in the 60s in four of five tournaments this season.
If Lepp can manage to shoot 69 or better during the final round he can better Washington's all-time scoring record of 202. Brock Mackenzie carded that score in October of 2002 at the Stanford Golf Course in an 11-under performance. Conner Robbins also shot 202 in April of 2002 at the Western Intercollegiate. Washington's best score against par is the 13-under 203 that Mackenzie posted in 2001 at the Desert Willow Resort in Palm Springs.
Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate
Waikoloa Village Golf Course
Par-72, 6,791 yards
Team Results 1. Oklahoma State 264-270-534 2. Washington 272-270-542 3. USC 265-278-543 4. Georgia Tech 274-272-546 5. Arkansas 274-276-550 6. TCU 273-279-552 7. Augusta State 270-283-553 8. Pepperdine 276-279-555 9. Stanford 279-278-55710 UCLA 277-281-55811. Kansas 272-287-55912. Texas 287-273-56012. UC Davis 282-278-56014. Arizona State 277-284-56115. Oregon 280-282-56215. Colorado 272-290-56217. Oklahoma 283-285-56818. Hawaii-Hilo 280-291-57119. Fresno State 283-289-57220. Rhode Island 293-283-57621. Hawaii 290-287-577
Individual Leaders 1. Tyler Leon, Okla. St. 64-66-130 2. Ryan Posey, Okla. St. 65-66-131 3. Alex Noren, Okla. St. 67-65-132 4. Taylor Wood, USC 65-68-133 4. James Lepp, Washington 66-67-133 6. Rob Grube, Stanford 67-67-134 6. Zach Bixler, Washington 66-68-134 6. Emmett Turner, Augusta St 64-70-134 6. Tyler Docking, Kansas 64-70-13410. Roberto Castro, Ga. Tech 68-67-13510. Derek Sipe, Oregon 68-67-13510. Scott Jamieson, Augusta St 66-69-13510. Erik Hill, UC Davis 69-66-13510. Joakim Renstrom, UCLA 69-66-13510. Michael Baird, Pepperdine 66-69-135
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