Husky Golfers Improve to Third at West Regional
May 20, 2005
Stanford, CA - The Washington men's golf team is one round away from making its seventh consecutive trip to the NCAA Championships after the Huskies moved up to third at the West Regional Championship. Entering Saturday's final round, the Huskies are tied with New Mexico for third place at 8-over 568. Washington shot 2-over 282 during Friday's second round at Stanford to solidify its chances for a return to the national championships.
Husky freshman Joe Panzeri used birdies on holes 16 and 18 to lead Washington with a 1-under 69. That figures as his lowest round as a collegiate. His previous best score was a 71 in his first tournament of the season. Panzeri carded a 74 during the first round of play and stands 21st at 143.
UW sophomores Alex Prugh and Erik Olson both shot even-par 70 to stay among the tournament's leaders. Olson, the Pac-10 Champion, carded three birdies during his back nine to overcome a slow start that saw him collect five bogies and two birdies on his first nine holes. He is sixth at 1-under 139. Prugh stood at 2-under before bogies on 17 and 18 brought him back to par. He enters the final round in 16th pladce at 1-over 141.
UNLV leads the regional at 2-under 558 while BYU is six shots ahead of the Huskies and Lobos at 562. Pepperdine and Arizona State are tied for fifth at 571.
BYU's Oscar Alvarez lead the field by four shots at 6-under 134. Four players are tied for second at 138 including UNLV's Ryan Moore, UCLA's Kevin Chappell, Arizona's Nathan Lashley and Arizona State's Pat Moore.
Live scoring of the event is on the Internet at golfstat.com
NCAA West Regional Championship
Stanford Golf Course
Par 70, 6,742 yards
Second Round Results
Team Results 1. UNLV 281-277-558 2. Brigham Young 278-284-562 3. New Mexico 284-284-568 3. Washington 286-282-568 5. Pepperdine 279-292-571 5. Arizona State 290-281-571 7. San Diego State 286-290-576 7. UCLA 288-288-576 9. South Carolina 289-288-57710. USC 286-292-57811. Arizona 283-296-57912. St. Mary's 295-285-58012. Stanford 289-291-58014. Auburn 290-293-58315. UC Riverside 295-290-58516. Oregon 292-298-59016. Denver 294-296-59018. South Alabama 295-297-59219. Fresno State 295-299-59420. Louisiana State 294-301-59521. Cal Poly-SLO 297-307-60422. Texas-Arlington 297-310-60723. Colorado State 303-299-60224. Princeton 306-301-60725. Illinois State 303-309-61226. Samford 312-302-61427. Central Conn. State 302-317-619
Individual Leaders 1. Oscar Alvarez, Brigham Young 63-71-134 2. Kevin Chappell, UCLA 71-67-138 2. Nathan Lashley, Arizona 66-72-138 2. Pat Moore, Arizona State 69-69-138 2. Ryan Moore, UNLV 69-69-138 6. Andres Gonzales, UNLV 70-69-139 6. Rob Grube, Stanford 69-71-140 6. Ryan Keeney, UNLV 71-68-139 6. Erik Olson, Washington 69-70-139 6. Michael Putnam, Pepperdine 66-73-13911. Nick Becker, BYU 72-68-14011. Miguel Griego, New Mexico 70-70-14011. Ron Harvey, Jr., BYU 71-69-14011. Gregg LaVoie, Oregon 70-70-14011. Madalitso Muthiya, New Mexico 69-71-140
82. Zach Bixler 78-73-150