Taylor Ties For Seventh At CordeValle Collegiate, Huskies Finish 10th

Nov. 7, 2007

SAN MARTIN, Calif. - Washington sophomore golfer Nick Taylor shot a 3-under 69 in the final round of the CordeValle Collegiate, Wednesday, finishing the three-day, 54-hole tournament in a tie for seventh place.

Taylor ended the event at 3-under 213, just two strokes behind the three players who shared co-medalist honors. Augusta State's Henrik Norlander, Stanford's Sihwan Kim and UCLA's James Lee won the tournament with 54-hole totals of 5-under 211.

The Huskies ended their final tournament of the fall season on a high note, shooting 1-over 361 in the final round, the fourth-best team total of the day. UW, which was 11th after each of the first two rounds, moved up to finish 10th at 35-over 1115.

UCLA, which led wire-to-wire, won the team title with a commanding 11 shot-lead over second-place Stanford. UCLA finished at 12-under 1068 and Stanford was 1-under 1079. USC finished third (7-over 1087) and Lamar was fourth (9-over 1089).

The Huskies had two players finish in the Top-25 on the individual leaderboard with sophomore Darren Wallace tying for 25 (3-over 219). Wallace carded a final round score of 1-over 73.

In addition to Taylor, three Huskies saved their best rounds of the tournament for last on Wednesday. Senior Zach Bixler shot an even-par 72 after shooting 77 and 75 in the previous two rounds. Bixler tied for 40th at 8-over 224. Freshman Kevin Spooner (1-over 73) and junior Kellen Eakin (2-over 74) also shot their best rounds Wednesday. Spooner finished 64th (20-over 236) and Eakin was 65th (22-over 238).

Junior John Wise tied for 58th and ended the event at 15-over 231. Wise shot a final round total of 6-over 78.

The CordeValle Collegiate concludes the fall season for the Huskies who will take their winter hiatus and begin the 2008 spring campaign at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate (Jan. 28-29) in Tucson.

CordeValle Collegiate
CordeValle Country Club; San Martin, Calif.
Par 72/7,169 Yards

Final Team Standings
1. UCLA 353-362-353-1068 (-12)
2. Stanford 363-362-354-1079 (-1)
3. USC 363-362-362-1087 (+7)
4. Lamar 365-361-363-1089 (+9)
5. Augusta State 365-363-362-1090 (+10)
6. Northwestern 371-363-359-1093 (+13)
7. Coastal Carolina 354-377-366-1097 (+17)
8. Arizona 370-367-365-1102 (+22)
9. Texas A&M 360-374-372-1106 (+26)
10. Washington 375-379-361-1115 (+35)
11. Santa Clara 373-378-394-1145 (+65)

Washington Results
T7. Nick Taylor 71-73-69-213 (-3)
T25. Darren Wallace 69-77-73-219 (+3)
T40. Zach Bixler 77-75-72-224 (+8)
T58. John Wise 80-73-78-231 (+15)
64. Kevin Spooner 78-85-73-236 (+20)
65. Kellen Eakin 83-81-74-238 (+22)

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