UW Men Remain In Fifth Heading Into Pac-10 Championships Final Round

April 24, 2007

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EUGENE, Ore. --Washington men's golf held on to its fifth place standing at the Pac-10 Championships, Tuesday, shooting a 2-under 358 in the third round of the conference tournament hosted by Oregon at the Eugene Country Club. The Huskies have steadily improved their scores through the event after posting rounds of 4-over 360 and 1-over 361 in the first two rounds, Monday.

The Huskies will head into tomorrow's final round at 3-over 1,083, two strokes behind fourth-place Stanford (1-over 1,081). USC holds a commanding 23-shot advantage over second-place UCLA. The Trojans are currently 35-under 1,045 while the Bruins are 12-under 1,068. Arizona State (4-under 1,076) rounds out the top three teams.

Washington has three players in the Top-20, led by senior Alex Prugh. But it was sophomore transfer Chris Killmer who notched the low score of the day and low round of the tournament for UW with a 3-under 69 in Tuesday's third round. Killmer is tied for 15th at 1-over 216.

Like the Huskies, Prugh has just gotten better as the tournament has progressed carding a 2-under 70 on Tuesday after rounds of 1-over 73 and 1-under 71 on Monday. He is tied for 11th overall at 2-under 214. Senior Erik Olson, Washington's leader after two rounds, dropped off a bit shooting a 2-over 74. Currently tied for 19th at 1-over 217, Olson recorded a 1-under 70 and an even-par 72 in the opening 36 holes.

Rounding out the Husky lineup were freshmen Joel Dahmen and Nick Taylor, along with junior Zach Bixler. Dahmen shot his third-straight round of 1-over 73 and is tied for 28th (3-over 219). Taylor came away with an even-par 72 in the third round and is tied for 33rd (4-over 220). Bixler is tied for 57th at 14-over 230 (78-72-80).

USC's Jamie Lovemark leads the individual leaderboard at 14-under 202. He has four other teammates among the Top-11 players including Joshua Wooding who shot a 6-under 66 in the third round. Wooding is fourth at 7-under 209. UCLA's Daniel Im and Arizona State's Niklas Lemke are tied for second at 9-under 207.

The Pac-10 Men's Golf Championships wrap up in Eugene with the final round set to tee of Wednesday at 8 a.m.

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