Lepp Finishes Third at Ashworth Invitational
March 1, 2005
Westlake Village, CA - Washington junior golfer James Lepp posted his second straight top-three finish with a third-place showing at USC's Ashworth Invitational. Lepp carded a final round score of even-par 71 to complete the 54-hole circuit at 3-under 210. He was seven strokes behind medalist Aron Price of Georgia Southern and two shots behind Tennessee's Ross McGowan.
Lepp carded rounds of 71, 68 and 71 on the par-71 North Ranch Country Club course in Westlake Village, Calif. After struggling in the fall, Lepp has now recorded three straight top-10 finishes. He was a second-team All-American at Illinois in 2003 before transferring to Washington and sitting out the 2004 campaign.
Thanks to Lepp's play, the Huskies moved up two positions on the leaderboard during the final round to complete the tournament in sixth place at 26-over 878. Tennessee took top honors at 852, two strokes better than BYU. The Cougars carded the final round's best score, a 1-under 283 while the Huskies shot 284.
The Huskies swing back into action March 11-13 at the Las Vegas Founders tournament scheduled for Southern Highlands Golf Club. Washington was fifth at the event last year.
Complete results of the tournament are available at golfstat.com
North Ranch Country Club
Westlake Village, CA
Par 71, 6742 yards
Team Results 1. Tennessee 284-279-289-852 2. Brigham Young 291-280-283-854 3. Southern California 287-280-294-861 4. Georgia Southern 286-285-294-865 5. California 296-290-284-870 6. Washington 293-301-284-878 7. Stanford 299-285-296-880 8. Pepperdine 305-287-291-883 9. UC Riverside 297-299-289-88510. Fresno State 298-302-288-88811. Vanderbilt 301-293-298-89211. Oregon State 295-300-297-89213. UC-Irvine 305-297-292-89414. Washington State 314-299-299-91215. Oregon 303-313-305-921
Individual Leaders 1. Aron Price, Georgia Southern 69-64-70-203 2. Ross McGowan, Tennessee 69-67-72-208 3. James Lepp, Washington 71-68-71-210 4. Ron Harvey, Jr., BYU 72-70-69-211 5. Michael Putnam, Pepperdine 74-68-70-212 6. Lloyd Campbell, Tennessee 72-71-70-213 6. Brandon Hillpot, UC Riverside 71-75-67-213 6. Greg Machtaler, BYU 73-69-71-213 6. Brendan Steele, UC Riverside 67-77-69-21310. Ben Hayes, Southern California 76-66-72-21410. Jeff Hood, California 72-73-69-214