Husky Men Finish Fifth At Pac-10 Championships

April 25, 2007

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EUGENE, Ore. -- Washington men's golf tallied a final round score of 10-over 370, Wednesday, to finish fifth at the Pac-10 Championships hosted by Oregon at the Eugene Country Club. The Huskies finished the three-day tournament at 13-over 1,453. Washington had three players finish in the Top-25, led by senior Alex Prugh who tied for 16th.

USC won the team title by a dominating 36-stroke margin at 51-under 1,389 and had three players finish among the top-four including medalist Jamie Lovemark. Lovemark finished the tournament 19-under 269, shooting rounds of 69-66-67-67. All five of the Trojans' scoring players finished under-par. UCLA finished second in the team race (15-under 1,425) and Arizona State placed third (7-under 1,433). Stanford finished fourth at 4-under 1,436.

For the Huskies, it was their fifth-straight Top-5 Pac-10 finish. Washington finished as the runner-up last season and won the event in 2005.

Prugh ended in a tie for 16th after shooting a 2-over 74 on the tournament's final day. He finished with an even-par 288 and tallied rounds of 1-over 73, 1-under 71 and 2-under 70 in the first three days.

The low round of the day for UW came from freshman Joel Dahmen who carded an even-par 72. Dahmen was the most consistent Husky player, shooting three rounds of 1-over 73 before today. Dahmen finished tied for 24th at 3-over 291. UW senior Erik Olson, who was the 2005 Pac-10 Champion, finished tied for 22nd at 2-over 290. He shot 1-over 73 on Wednesday.

UW sophomore Chris Killmer finished in a tie for 34th at 6-over 294. He carded a 6-over 78 on Wednesday after a 3-under 69 in the third round Tuesday. Rounding out the Husky lineup were freshman Nick Taylor who finished tied for 44th (9-over 297) and junior Zach Bixler who placed 55th (16-over 304).

Next up for Washington is a possible bid for NCAA Regionals May 17-19. The regional field will be announced May 7.

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