Lepp in Third Place at Ashworth Invitational

Feb. 28, 2005

Westlake Village, CA - Washington junior golfer James Lepp is in third place after the first 36 holes of play at the Ashworth Invitational. Lepp carded rounds of 71 and 68 to finish the first day of play at 3-under 139. He trails Georgia Southern's Aron Price by six strokes and Tennessee's Ross McGowan by three shots. The final round of the tournament, played at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif., will take place Tuesday.

Lepp entered the event after setting Washington's 54-scoring record during his last outing. He shot 18-under 198 at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate to better the old mark by four strokes.

Washington is tied for eighth along with Vanderbilt. The Huskies and Commodores shot 26-over 594. Tennessee leads the field at 563. Host USC is four strokes behind the Volunteers. Washington opened play with a 293 to stand in fourth place after the day's first round. The Huskies slipped back four spots after posting a 301 during the afternoon round.

Erik Olson is in 43rd for the Huskies with rounds of 74 and 76 for a two-round total of 150. Joe Panzeri equaled his career best by starting the tournament with a 71. He shot 81 in the second round to finish 51st at 152. Alex Prugh is one shot back at 153 while Zach Bixler is 74th at 159.

Ashworth Invitational
North Ranch Country Club
Westlake Village, CA
Par 71, 6742 yards

Team Results 1.  Tennessee              284-279-563 2.  Southern California    287-280-567 3.  Brigham Young          291-280-571 3.  Georgia Southern       286-285-571 5.  Stanford               299-285-584 6.  California             296-290-586 7.  Pepperdine             305-287-592 8.  Vanderbilt             301-293-594 8.  Washington             293-301-59410.  Oregon State           295-300-59511.  UC Riverside           297-299-59612.  Fresno State           298-302-60013.  UC-Irvine              305-297-60214.  Washington State       314-299-61315.  Oregon                 303-313-616

Washington Results 3 James Lepp 71-68-13943 Erik Olson 74-76-15051 Joe Panzeri 71-81-15254 Alex Prugh 77-76-15374 Zach Bixler 77-82-159

Individual Leaders1. Aron Price, Georgia Southern 69-64-1332. Ross McGowan, Tennessee 69-67-1363. James Lepp, Washington 71-68-1394. David Skinns, Tennessee 69-72-1415. Ron Harvey, Jr., Brigham Young 72-70-1425. Ben Hayes, Southern California 76-66-1425. Tyler Ley, Southern California 70-72-1425. Greg Machtaler, Brigham Young 73-69-1425. Cameron MacKenzie, Oregon State 71-71-1425. Michael Putnam, Pepperdine 74-68-142

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