Lepp Wins Fourth Straight BC Amateur
July 15, 2005
Seattle - Husky senior James Lepp shot 2-under 70 during Friday's final round of the British Columbia Amateur Championship to win the tournament for the fourth straight year. Lepp completed the 72-hole tournament at 12-under 275. James Allenby was second at 279. Lepp had rounds of 66, 66 and 73 during the first three days of competition. The tournament was played at Gorge Vale Golf Club.
The victory gives Lepp a spot in the 2005 Canadian Amateur Championship, August 13th-15th at Bell Bay Golf Club in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Earlier this year Lepp won the NCAA title and helped Canada to the Copa de las Americas Championship in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Husky junior Erik Olson won his match against Tatsunori Nakaga 69 to 73 to help the Team USA claim the 30th Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship. The U.S. team won 31-29 and now leads the all-time series 22-8. The tournament was played at the Stanford Golf Course.
Husky junior Alex Prugh shot 66 and is tied for seventh at the Rosauers Open Invitational at Indian Canyon Golf Club. Prugh's older brother, Corey, who also played at UW, also shot 66. They are two strokes behind the leader after Friday's first round.
Former Husky golfer Travis Andrews, a senior walkon on the 2005 squad, will play in the finals of the PNGA Men's Amateur. The number-60 seed heading into match play, Andrews defeated No. 4 seed Erik Hanson 2 and 1 in the quarterfinals and eliminated No. 1 seed Ryan Carter 1-up in his semifinal match. He will play Washington State's Jordan Madison in the 36-hole final on Saturday.