UW Golfers in Second Place at Minnesota

Sept. 17, 2005

Wayzata, MN - The fifth-ranked Washington men's golf team opened its season at Minnesota's Gopher Invitational by standing second after the first two rounds of play. The Huskies' carded rounds of 302 and 294 for a 36-hole total of 596. Purdue is tied with the Huskies.

Minnesota took advantage of playing in familiar surroundings by posting the top three individual scores with a trio of Gophers tied at the top of the leaderboard at 1-under 143. The Gophers lead the Huskies and Boilermakers by 11 strokes at 585.

Husky junior Alex Prugh is two shots off the lead at 1-over 145. Prugh had rounds of 73 and 72 on the Spring Hill Golf Club course. James Lepp and Erik Olson are tied for 19th at 5-over 149. Joe Panzeri is 30th at 153.

The final round of the tournament starts at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Gopher Invitational
Spring Hill Golf Club
Wayzata, MN
Par 72, 7,020 yards

Team Results 1. Minnesota            301-284-585 2. Washington           302-294-596 2. Purdue               302-294-596 4. Georgia State        300-299-599 5. Memphis              305-299-604 6. Stanford             303-301-604 7. Indiana              301-304-605 8. Notre Dame           309-297-606 9. SMU                  306-305-611 9. Georgia Southern     299-312-61111. UNC Wilmington       322-300-622--. UAB                  303-DNF-DNF

Individual Leaders 1. Antti Ahokas, Minnesota 77-66-143 1. Josh Persons, Minnesota* 73-70-143 1. Niall Turner, Minnesota 73-70-143 4. Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota 74-71-145 4. Alex Prugh, Washington 73-72-145 6. Kevin Fortin-Simard, Memphis 73-73-146 6. Scott Gustafson, Notre Dame 73-73-146 6. Ryan Paulson, Minnesota* 76-70-14610. Kyle Gentry, Stanford 71-76-14710. Mark Haastrup, Georgia State 73-74-14710. Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Purdue 73-74-14710. Zach Miller, Stanford 73-74-14710. Michael Randle, Purdue 75-72-147

Washington Results 4. Alex Prugh 73-72-14519. James Lepp 76-73-14919. Erik Olson 73-76-14930. Joe Panzeri 80-73-153-- Zach Bixler 85- D

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