Nick Taylor to represent Canada

Aug. 30, 2008

SEATTLE -- University of Washington junior Nick Taylor was tapped to play for Team Canada in the 2008 World Amateur Golf Team Championship in Adelaide, Austrailia.

Taylor, an Abbotsford, B.C. native, will join Jordan Irwin from the University of Houston and David Markle from Kent State, to improve upon a runner-up finish in 2006. The tournament will be held at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club and the Grange Golf Club from October 16 to 19. Canada will be one of 125 teams to play in the tournament, which is enjoying its 50th year in 2008.

The two best scores each day from each team of stroke play will decide which team brings home the Eisenhower Trophy out of the record-setting number of countries competing this year.

Taylor is set to enjoy another successful season this year with the Huskies. To conclude the 2007-08 season, Taylor finished second at the NCAA Championship Tournament. He finished the year as an All-America honorable mention. Recently, the Yale Secondary school alumus, bowed out of the U.S. Amateur Championship in Pinehurst, N.C. in the second round of match play. The tournament fielded 315 players and Taylor finished in the round of 32. At the 2007 Amateurs, Taylor was knocked out in the semifinals.

The Huskies play their first tournament of the 2008-09 season Sept. 12-14 at the Golpher Invitational in Wayzata, Minn. before hosting the Husky Invitational Sept. 29 and 30 at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton.

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