Huskies 12th After Two Rounds At U.S. Intercollegiate

April 19, 2008

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Washington men's golf shot rounds of 18-over 298 and 20-over 300 on the opening day of the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course, Saturday, and are in 12th place heading into Sunday's final round.

The Huskies are 38-over 598 after two rounds, just two strokes out of the Top-10. USC leads the team standings as the only squad to finish the day under par at 6-under 554. Host Stanford is second at 12-over 572 and UCLA is third at 14-over 574.

Sophomore Darren Wallace and senior Zach Bixler lead the Huskies as the duo is tied for 28th. Wallace carded rounds of 2-over 72 and 5-over 75, while Bixler did just the opposite firing a 5-over 75 in the morning and a 2-over 72 in the afternoon. Both sit at 7-over 147.

Freshman Tze Huang Choo is tied for 56th at 12-over 152. Choo carded a pair of rounds of 6-over 76. Sophomore Nick Taylor is tied for 69th (15-over 155) and junior John Wise is tied for 71st (16-over 156).

The top five individuals all hail from either USC or UCLA, with USC's Rory Hie leading the field at 7-under 133. USC's Tom Glissmeyer is six shots behind his teammate at 1-under 139.

The final round of the U.S. Intercollegiate tees off Sunday. The Huskies will start on the 10th hole at 7:10 a.m. with Toledo and UC Davis.

U.S. Intercollegiate
Stanford Golf Course, Palo Alto, Calif.
Par 70; 6742 yards

Team Results (Through Two Rounds)
1. USC 266-288-554 (-6)
2. Stanford 279-293-572 (+12)
3. UCLA 284-290-574 (+14)
4. California 288-289-577 (+17)
5. UC Irvine 285-296-581 (+21)
6. San Diego State 285-298-583 (+23)
7. Arizona State 286-298-584 (+24)
8. Oregon State 291-299-590 (+30)
9. Oregon 287-305-592 (+32)
10. UC Davis 293-303-596 (+36)
11. Toledo 295-302-597 (+37)
12. Washington 298-300-598 (+38)
13. TCU 294-308-602 (+42)
14. San Jose State 302-301-603 (+43)
15. Minnesota 300-304-604 (+44)
16. Nevada 307-301-608 (+48)
17. Northern Colorado 316-324-640 (+80)

Washington Results
T28. Darren Wallace 72-75-147 (+7)
T28. Zach Bixler 75-72-147 (+7)
T56. Tze Huang Choo 76-76-152 (+12)
T69. Nick Taylor 78-77-155 (+15)
T71. John Wise 75-81-156 (+16)

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