Huskies Lose Ground At Gopher Invite

Sept. 13, 2008

WAYZATA, Minn. -- Huskies junior Nick Taylor shot a second round 70 Saturday at the Gopher Invitational at Spring Hill Golf Course.

'Nick played real well today,' said UW coach Matt Thurmond.

Taylor followed up a first-round 73 with a red number, putting him in a tie for seventh place with one more day to play.

While Taylor was the bright spot, the Huskies fell a spot in the tournament standings with a collective score of 297, which was five strokes over their first day total.

'It's a disappointing day,' Thurmond said. 'We had a great start but couldn't maintain. It was kind of like yesterday. We missed some puts and had some bogeys that we could have done better on.

'We got a couple of guys that aren't playing well. We need to be able to put up good scores when we're not playing well,' he said.

Still, Thurmond said, the Huskies are in a position to put up a strong finish on Sunday. Tee times start at 10 a.m. local time.

'I'm excited to see how we come out tomorrow,' Thurmond said. 'Nick played well and so has Richard Lee.'

Lee is in a tie for 14th place with a two-day score of 145, while Tze Huang Choo is tied for 35th after posting a 151 in two rounds.

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