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.

Husky freshman Zach Bixler shot 3-over 73 to move up to 82nd at 150 while James Lepp suffered a tough finish, going four-over on his final two holes, to shoot 75 and drop back to 60th at 147.

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

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

Washington Results 6. Erik Olson 69-70-13916. Alex Prugh 71-70-14121. Joe Panzeri 74-69-14360. James Lepp 72-75-147

82. Zach Bixler 78-73-150

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