Taylor Comes Out On Top In Fall Golf Scrimmage

Sept. 14, 2007

SEATTLE - Washington sophomore golfer Nick Taylor shot a 5-over 218 to win the Huskies' grueling 54-hole one-day fall scrimmage at Tumble Creek Golf Course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash., on Wednesday.

By winning the event, Taylor (Abbotsford, B.C.) will play No. 1 in the Huskies' lineup for their fall opener, the Husky Invitational to be held at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash., Oct. 1-2. Taylor's final round score was his best, 1-under 70, after shooting rounds of 5-over 76 and 1-over 72. Taylor came back to edge UW head coach Matt Thurmond over the final few holes for the win.

'The biggest accomplishment of the day was completing 54 holes on a long, challenging, hilly golf course,' Thurmond said. 'The course was in fabulous shape, it was rock hard, the greens were really fast. Walking 54 holes was a very grueling experience, something none of us had done before. It was great to push ourselves beyond what we thought we could do.'

Following the Husky Invitational, Washington will play in three more fall tournaments including the Alister Mackenzie Invitational (Oct. 8-9), the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge which it will co-host at Chambers Bay Golf Course in Tacoma (Oct. 21-22) and the CordeValle Collegiate (Nov. 5-7).

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