Huskies Finish Eighth At Mizzou Tiger Classic
April 8, 2008
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Washington men's golf made up some ground during the final round of the UMB Bank-Mizzou Tiger Classic, shooting 17-over 305 to finish eighth at the Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., Tuesday.
The Huskies, which began the day in ninth-place, finished the 54-hole event at 50-over 914. Washington's third round tally split the difference between its first and second round scores, carding a 22-over 310 and an 11-over 299 on Monday.
Indiana swept both the team and individual titles with the Hoosiers claiming the 5-shot victory at 17-over 881, and Jorge Campillo taking home medalist honors, finishing at 4-under 212. Indiana was followed by Kansas State (22-over 886) and Arkansas (24-over 888).
Despite turning in the highest round of the day for the Huskies, sophomore Nick Taylor was the squad's top finisher for the fourth time in the last five tournaments. Taylor tied for 29th at 12-over 228 after shooting an 8-over 80 in the final round. On Monday, the Abbotsford, B.C., native carded a 3-over 75 and a 1-over 73.
Three Huskies tied for 36th at 15-over 231 - freshman Tze Huang Choo, senior Zach Bixler and sophomore Darren Wallace. Choo and Wallace turned in final round scores of 4-over 76, while Bixler shot a 5-over 77. Junior John Wise, who also shot a 4-over 76 on Tuesday, tied for 40th at 16-over 232.
The Huskies have just one more regular season tournament on its schedule - the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford, April 19-20. Postseason play begins with the Pac-10 Championships hosted by California, April 28-30.
UMB-Bank Mizzou Tiger Classic
The Club at Old Hawthorne; Columbia, Mo.
Par 72/7,221 Yards
Final Team Standings
1. Indiana 294-286-301-881 (+17)
2. Kansas State 298-293-295-886 (+22)
3. Arkansas 291-293-304-888 (+24)
4. Iowa State 307-282-300-889 (+25)
5. Michigan State 300-292-298-890 (+26)
6. Wichita State 292-297-308-897 (+33)
7. Michigan 299-293-307-899 (+35)
8. Washington 310-299-305-914 (+50)
9. San Jose State 298-301-323-922 (+58)
10. Missouri 305-310-317-932 (+68)
10. Xavier 314-304-413-932 (+68)