Huskies Tie For Ninth At PING-Arizona Intercollegiate
Jan. 29, 2008
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Washington men's golf team shot a final round score of 7-over 291 and tied for ninth overall in its 2008 debut at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate at Arizona National Golf Club in Tucson, Tuesday.
The Huskies culminated the two-day, 54-hole tournament at 24-over 876 and tied with New Mexico. UW's best round of the event was its first, carding an even-par 284 which had the Huskies in fifth place following the opening 18 holes, but UW wasn't able to duplicate the effort.
Tennessee, ranked 12th, won the tournament at 20-under 832, followed by UNLV (17-under 835) and second-ranked UCLA (5-under 847). Host Arizona finished fourth at 4-under 848.
Husky senior Zach Bixler led the way for Washington, tying for 23rd overall on the individual leaderboard. Bixler finished at 4-over 217 after shooting a final round score of 1-over 72. Bixler's low round of the event was a 1-under 70 in the first round, before carding a 4-over 75 in the second.
Behind Bixler was sophomore Darren Wallace who finished at 5-over 218 and just outside the top-25 in a tie for 26th. Wallace played a fairly consistent tournament, with a 2-over 73 in the final round after shooting the same in the first and 1-over 72 in the second.
Sophomore Nick Taylor finished at 10-over 223 and tied for 49th. Rounding out the UW lineup were freshman Tze Huang Choo at 11-over 224 (tied for 53rd) and junior John Wise at 12-over 225 (tied for 60th).
Up next for Washington will be the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Hilo, Hawaii, Feb. 6-8.
Arizona National Golf Club; Tucson, Ariz.
Par 71/6,793 Yards
Final Team Standings
1. Tennessee 272-277-283-832 (-20)
2. UNLV 278-282-275-835 (-17)
3. UCLA 290-285-272-847 (-5)
4. Arizona 281-275-292-848 (-4)
5. East Tennessee St 274-299-282-855 (+3)
6. San Diego State 290-286-280-856 (+4)
7. California 288-290-286-864 (+12)
8. Texas 303-284-279-866 (+14)
9. New Mexico 292-294-290-876 (+24)
9. Washington 284-301-291-876 (+24)
11. BYU 294-294-294-882 (+30)
12. Nevada 290-300-293-883 (+31)
13. Arizona B 295-303-288-886 (+34)
14. UC Irvine 285-293-309-887 (+35)
14. Georgia Southern 291-302-294-887 (+35)
16. Long Beach State 302-320-304-926 (+74)