Choo Leads UW Men At Oregon Duck Invitational

March 24, 2008

CRESWELL, Ore. - Washington freshman Tze Huang Choo is tied for fifth place at 1-over 145, leading the Husky men's golf team after two rounds at the Oregon Duck Invitational, Monday.

Washington sits in eighth place heading into Tuesday's final round at 19-over 595. The Huskies opened the day shooting 16-over 304, but rebounded with a much-improved 3-over 291 second round score.

Choo is on his way to his best performance as a Husky thus far, carding a 2-over 74 in the morning round before shooting 1-under 71 in the afternoon round. The UW freshman from Singapore still has a ways to go to catch leader TJ Bordeaux of Pacific, though, as Bordeaux leads the field at 8-under 136.

The Huskies have one other player in the top-25 with junior John Wise tied for 23rd at 5-over 149. Wise shot scores of 2-over 74 and 3-over 75 on Monday. Behind Choo and Wise are sophomore Nick Taylor who is tied for 33rd (7-over 151), sophomore Darren Wallace who is tied for 37th (8-over 152) and senior Zach Bixler who is tied for 49th (11-over 155).

Taylor, Wallace and Bixler all tallied better second round scores than first, led by Taylor's nine-stroke improvement after carding an 8-over 80 in the morning and a 1-under 71 in the afternoon.

Husky freshman Kevin Spooner is also competing as an individual. He stands in a tie for 62nd at 22-over 166.

San Diego State leads the team race at 5-over 581 with a five-shot advantage over Pacific (10-over 586). The final round tees off Tuesday morning.

2008 Oregon Duck Invitational
Creswell, Ore.; Emerald Valley Golf Course
Par 72, 7093 yards

8. Washington 304-291-595 (+19)
T5. Tze Huang Choo 74-71-145 (+1)
T23. John Wise 74-75-149 (+5)
T33. Nick Taylor 80-71-151 (+7)
T37. Darren Wallace 78-74-152 (+8)
T49. Zach Bixler 78-77-155 (+11)
T62. Kevin Spooner* 82-84-166 (+22)
*-competing as an individual

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