Bixler and Prugh Tie for 12th in Tucson

March 29, 2005

Tucson, AZ -

Final Results
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Washington freshman Zach Bixler and sophomore Alex Prugh tied for 12th at 5-under 211 as the 25th-ranked Husky men's golf team placed 13th at the National Invitational Tournament at Tucson National Golf Club. Despite shooting their best round of the week, a 7-under 281, the Huskies could not move up the leaderboard and completed play with a 2-under score of 862.

Bixler, who was tied for ninth entering the final round of play, shot 1-under 71 on Tuesday while Prugh carded a 2-under 70.

Washington's team score marked the second consecutive tournament the Huskies have finished below par. They shot 4-under 860 last week to win Oregon's Duck Invitational.

Washington junior James Lepp, who carded 76 and 74 to open play, finished strong with a 5-under 67 during the final round to advance to 41st at 1-over 217. Lepp has now shot at least one round in the 60s in four of his last five tournament appearances. Sterling Clark was 66th at 224 while Erik Olson was 68th at 225.

Texas Christian beat Arkansas by three strokes to claim the tournament championship at 26-under 838. The Razorbacks Matt Bortis took medalists honors by shooting 12-under 204. Pepperdine's Michael Putnam and Texas Matthew Rosenfeld tied for second at 205.

Washington's next scheduled event is the U.S. Intercollegiate at the Stanford Golf Course April 16-17.

National Invitational Tournament
Tucson National Golf Club
Tucson, AZ
Par 72, 7,094 yards

Team Results 1. TCU            276-283-279-838 2. Arkansas       282-278-281-841 3. UNLV           277-287-279-843 3. Arizona (A)    281-281-281-843 5. Texas          286-276-282-844 6. New Mexico     280-286-282-848 7. Arizona (B)    280-283-287-850 7. Pepperdine     286-285-279-850 9. USC            287-289-286-859 9. Arizona State  280-292-287-85911. Tulsa          286-286-285-86011. Minnesota      289-287-284-86013. Washington     290-291-281-86214. Kent State     285-298-295-878

Top Individuals 1. Matt Bortis, Arkansas 69-67-68-204 2. Michael Putnam, Pepperdine 67-72-66-205 2. Matthew Rosenfeld, Texas 69-67-69-205 4. Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota 70-72-65-207 4. Nathan Lashley, Arizona 70-68-69-207 4. Jesse Mueller, Arizona State 69-72-66-207 7. Scott Campbell, Arkansas 71-69-68-208 7. Nick Juszczak, Arizona 68-68-72-208 7. Ryan Keeney, UNLV 67-69-72-20810. J.J. Killeen, TCU 66-69-74-20910. Travis Whisman, UNLV 67-74-68-209

Washington Results12. Zach Bixler 72-68-71-21112. Alex Prugh 68-73-70-21141. James Lepp 76-74-67-21766. Sterling Clark 74-76-74-22468. Erik Olson 76-76-73-225

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