Alex Prugh Qualifies For U.S. Open

June 5, 2007

BREMERTON, Wash. - Former Washington men's golfer Alex Prugh, who just completed his Husky career this past spring, qualified for the 108th U.S. Open Championship by winning a 36-hole qualifier at the Gold Mountain Golf Complex in Bremerton, Monday.

Prugh (Spokane, Wash.) finished three strokes ahead of the 20-player field at 4-under 140 after carding rounds of 71 and 69. He was the only player in the field to break 70 with his 3-under 69 in the afternoon round.

Prugh is guaranteed to join an elite field of 156 players at the 2007 U.S. Open Championship, which is scheduled for June 14-17 at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. It will mark the first U.S. Open for the Husky standout, who was a first alternate for the 2004 event at Shinnecock Hills but did not get to play.

Prugh finished his UW career with a 72.62 career stroke average which ranks fourth in Husky history. He was a two-time All-American, four-time All-Region and three-time All-Pac-10 selection at UW.

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