Men's Golf Busy On The Links This Week

Aug. 6, 2007

SEATTLE - Washington men's golfers are in the midst of a busy week on the links with Zach Bixler, Joel Dahmen and recent UW graduate Alex Prugh slated to play in the Pacific Coast Amateur in San Diego, Calif., Aug. 7-10, and Darren Wallace taking part in the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Ille Bizard, Quebec, Aug. 6-9.

For good measure, Chris Killmer and Nick Taylor will also be playing in a U.S. Amateur qualifier, Monday, at the Members Club at Aladarra in Fall City, Wash. Last week, Wallace earned one of three spots from a qualifier in Creswell, Ore. The U.S. Amateur will take place at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Aug. 20-26.

The Pacific Coast Amateur will be played at the San Diego Country Club in Chula, Vista, Calif. The 84-player field will play 18 holes each day in the 72-hole stroke play event. The San Diego Country Club was also the site of the 2002 Pacific Coast Amateur that was won by former Husky Brock Mackenzie. Fans can follow the action at pacificcoastamateur.com.

Prugh, who is coming off a runner-up finish at the 105th Western Amateur, won the 2005 Pacific Coast Amateur title by three shots at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. His brother Corey, also a former Husky, won the event in 2001. Prugh tied for 41st at last year's Pacific Coast Amateur, while teammate Bixler finished 13th at the 2006 event.

Wallace will begin first round action of the Canadian Junior Boys Championship on Monday, along with future Husky Kevin Spooner. The event is taking place at the Elm Ridge Country Club in Ille Bizard, Quebec. Tournament information and results can be found at rcga.org.

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