Husky Golfers Receive PING Regional Honors

June 2, 2005

Seattle - The Golf Coaches Association of America announced that two Huskies players were among those honored as PING All-Pacific Region selections. Junior James Lepp and sophomore Alex Prugh were among the 18 players selected from the region.

Lepp was also honored as a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar. To be eligible for the All-America Scholar team a golfer must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and must be a junior or senior academically. Lepp holds a 3.32 GPA in Washington's school of business administration.

Lepp leads Washington with a 71.74 stroke heading into the week's NCAA Championships. He was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and helped the Huskies to their first conference crown since 1988 by placing 10th at the league championship tournament. He set UW's 54-hole tournament scoring record in February at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate where he shot 18-under 198. That beat the previous best gross score by four strokes. Lepp was a second-team All-American in 2003 when he was a sophomore at Illinois.

Prugh, an honorable mention All-American in 2004, is third on this year's team with a 72.66 stroke average. He tied Lepp for 10th place at the Pac-10 Championships and was 12th at the NCAA West Regional. He finished second at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge and led the Huskies in three of four fall tournaments.

Members of the PING All-Region teams are eligible for PING All-American honors.

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