Prugh, Taylor Meet Different Fates In U.S. Amateur Match Play First Round

Aug. 22, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - UW sophomore Nick Taylor earned a victory, but former Husky Alex Prugh suffered defeat during Wednesday's first round of match play at the 107th U.S. Amateur in San Francisco, Calif.

Taylor (Abbotsford, B.C.) defeated Oregon senior Derek Sipe of Yorba Linda, Calif., 5 and 3, while Prugh (Spokane, Wash.) fell to Jon Curran of Hopkinton, Mass., in 19 holes.

Unfortunately for Prugh, his loss came on the heels of finishing in a tie for second in the stroke play portion of the tournament, Tuesday. After carding a 2-over 72 in the opening round Monday, Prugh shot a scorching 4-under 66 in the second round, Tuesday, which tied for the low round of the day. At 2-under 138 overall, Prugh finished one stroke back of medalist Jason Kokrak of Warren, Ohio. Prugh was a quarterfinalist in last year's U.S. Amateur.

Taylor finished stroke play, Tuesday, at 6-over 146, carding 18-hole scores of even-par 70 and 6-over 76. He will face Kyle Ellis in the second round of match play, Thursday, at 9:30 a.m.

The other current Husky competing in this week's U.S. Amateur, sophomore Darren Wallace, failed to make the cut to advance to match play. Wallace finished 36-holes at 18-over 158 (74-84).

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