Huskies Open Fall Season With Intersquad Scrimmage Wednesday

Sept. 10, 2007

SEATTLE - The Washington men's golf team will get its 2007 fall season underway this week with an inter-squad scrimmage on Wed., Sept. 12, at the Tumble Creek Golf Course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.

The Huskies will play and walk 54 holes in their first day of practice, teeing off at 6:50 a.m. The winner will earn a spot as the team's No. 1 man in the lineup for UW's fall opener - the Husky Invitational at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton, Wash., Oct. 1-2. The 54-hole, one-day event is the first in what UW head coach Matt Thurmond plans to hold as an annual pre-season tradition.

'There are two values I want our team to embrace at the start of the season - that we are in great physical condition and that we love to play golf,' Thurmond said. 'The tradition we're beginning this year encompasses those values. I want this event to be something that years from now people look back on as a rite of passage for the program. It will be a grueling but fun day that everyone will always remember. Most people haven't played 54 holes in one day, much less walked them so it will be quite an event.'

The Huskies' 2007-08 roster features six returners from last year's squad that finished 14th at the 2007 NCAA West Regional, as well as incoming freshmen Kevin Spooner (West Vancouver, B.C.) and Tze Huang Choo (Singapore, Singapore). UW will be led by senior Zach Bixler (Richmond, Wash.) who earned PING All-America honorable mention honors as a sophomore and was an All-Pac-10 honorable mention pick as a freshman.

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