UW's Nick Taylor Qualifies For U.S. Amateur

Aug. 7, 2007

FALL CITY, Wash. - Washington men's golfer Nick Taylor earned a spot in the upcoming U.S. Amateur Championship, by tying for medalist honors at a one-day 36-hole qualifier at the Members Club at Aldarra in Fall City, Wash., Monday.

Taylor, a native off Abbotsford, B.C., who will be a sophomore in the fall, carded a two-round total of 1-over 143 after shooting 18-hole scores of 1-over 72 and an even-par 71. He tied for the lead with Richard Lee of Issaquah. UW's Chris Killmer also competed in the event, tying for 28th overall at 19-over 161 (84-77).

Taylor will join teammate Darren Wallace at the 107th U.S. Amateur Championship to be held Aug. 20-26 at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif. Wallace earned a spot in the event through a qualifier in Creswell, Ore., last week.

Other Huskies competing this week include Zach Bixler and Joel Dahmen at the Pacific Coast Amateur in Chula Vista, Calif. Dahmen is tied for 46th after the first round (3-over 75) and Bixler is in 81st place (10-over 82). Recent UW grad Alex Prugh shot a 2-over 74 in the opening round and is tied for 35th.

At the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Ili Bizard, Quebec, Wallace is 8-over 152 (tied for 63rd) and future Husky Kevin Spooner is 13-over 157 (tied for 108th). Spooner did card a second round score of 1-over 73.

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