Men's Golfers Head To Hawaii For UH-Hilo Intercollegiate
Feb. 5, 2008
SEATTLE - After opening the spring season in the Arizona desert last week, the Washington men's golf team will now head to the Hawaiian islands to compete in the 18th Annual Hawaii-Hilo Intercollegiate at the Waikoloa Village Golf Course, Wednesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 8.
The tournament features a 54-hole stroke play format, with 18 holes to be played each day beginning at 9 a.m. PT (7 a.m. HT). The Waikoloa course will play at par-72 and 6,971 yards.
The field includes Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Cal State Bakersfield, Oregon State, Santa Clara, Stanford, Texas Christian, Texas Tech, UC Davis, Colorado, Hawaii-Manoa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, University of the Pacific, USC and host Hawaii-Hilo.
The Huskies had one of their best performances of the season last year at the 2007 UH-Hilo Intercollegiate. UW posted three of its top-four 18-hole team scores and a season-best 54-hole score of 821 that happened to be the second-best mark in school history as well.
From an individual standpoint, Husky junior John Wise shot a career-best 4-under 66 in the first round of last year's UH-Hilo Intercollegiate. The Huskies finished sixth out of 18 teams at the event last season, led by then-senior Alex Prugh who tied for fifth overall.
Stanford is the defending team champion of the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate.
The Huskies are coming off their spring debut at last week's PING Arizona Intercollegiate, where they finished tied for ninth with an overall score of 24-over 876. Senior Zach Bixler was Washington's top finisher, tying for 23rd (4-over 217).
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