Former Husky Prugh Finishes Runner-Up At Western Amateur Championship

Aug. 6, 2007

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. - Former Washington men's golfer Alex Prugh finished runner-up at the 105th Western Amateur Championship, Monday, at Point O'Woods Golf and Country Club. Prugh was edged by Jhared Hack 1 up in the match play final.

Prugh finished second in the stroke play portion of the tournament on Friday, ending up one shot shy of medalist honors with an 8-under 272 overall. His 5-under 65 in the opening round had him tied for an early lead in the tournament before carding rounds of even-par 70, 3-under 68 and 1-under 69.

In match play, he recorded three straight wins before falling to Hack in the final. Prugh defeated Matthew Savage in the first round Saturday (2 and 1), Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor in the quarterfinals Saturday afternoon (2 and 1) and Rob Grube of Stanford in the semifinals (2 and 1) Sunday.

Prugh, along with current UW golfers Zach Bixler and Joel Dahmen will compete in the Pacific Coast Amateur Championship in Chula Vista, Calif., Aug. 7-10. Husky golfer Darren Wallace is also in action this week at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Quebec, Aug 6-9, while Chris Killmer and Nick Taylor are playing in a U.S. Amateur qualifier in Fall City, Wash., Monday.

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