Husky Golfers Open Regional Play in 6th Place

May 19, 2005

Stanford, CA - The Washington men's golf team began its attempt to return to the NCAA Championships for the seventh consecutive year by finishing sixth after the opening round at the NCAA West Regional at Stanford. The Huskies shot 6-over 286 and are eight shots out of the lead. The top 10 teams from the 27-team field move on to the NCAA Championships.

Washington was led by Pac-10 Champion Erik Olson, who shot 1-under 69 to tie for fifth after the first 18 holes. Olson trails BYU's Oscar Alvarez by six strokes. Alvarez's opening-round 63 led the Cougars to the first-round lead at 2-under 278.

Washington's Alex Prugh is 19th at 71 followed by James Lepp in 34th place at 72. Joe Panzeri shot 74 and is 70th while Zach Bixler posted a 78 to finish his first round at 110.

The NCAA West Regional continues Friday with the final round scheduled for Saturday. Live scoring of the event is on the Internet at golfstat.com

NCAA West Regional Championship
Stanford Golf Course
Par 70, 6,742 yards
First Round Results

Team Results 1. Brigham Young       278 2. Pepperdine          279 3. UNLV                281 4. Arizona             283 5. New Mexico          284 6. San Diego State     286 6. USC                 286 6. Washington          286 9. UCLA                28810. Stanford            28910. South Carolina      28912. Auburn              29012. Arizona State       29014. Oregon              29215. Louisiana State     29415. Denver              29417. Fresno State        29517. St. Mary's          29517. UC Riverside        29517. South Alabama       29521. Texas-Arlington     29721. Cal Poly-SLO        29723. Central Conn. State 30224. Colorado State      30324. Illinois State      30326. Princeton           30627. Samford             312

Individual Leaders 1. Oscar Alvarez, Brigham Young 63 2. Nathan Lashley, Arizona 66 2. Michael Putnam, Pepperdine 66 4. Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly-SLO 68 5. Rob Grube, Stanford 69 5. Pat Moore, Arizona State 69 5. Ryan Moore, UNLV 69 5. Madalitso Muthiya, New Mexico 69 5. Erik Olson, Washington 69 5. Gilberto Rodriguez, San Diego State 69 5. Bradley Shaw, Southern California 6912. Micheal Baird, Pepperdine 7012. Ben Briscoe, South Alabama 7012. Andres Gonzales, UNLV 7012. Miguel Griego, New Mexico 7012. Eirik Tage Johansen, South Carolina 7012. Gregg LaVoie, Oregon 7012. Chris Wells, Louisiana State 70

Washington Results 5. Erik Olson 69 19. Alex Prugh 71 34. James Lepp 72 70. Joe Panzeri 74110. Zach Bixler 78

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